Ph.D. Student Publishes Article on Phytochemicals and Healthy Aging

Ph.D. student Susan Karpiel recently published Phytochemicals and Healthy Aging, Part 1 with The Spectruma peer-reviewed publication by Healthy Aging, a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

About the Author

aa-professional-head-shotSusan Karpiel, MS, RD, LD, is a certified wellness coach. She has earned her master’s degree in nutrition from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in health studies, with a minor in nutrition. Susan worked as director of food and nutrition for 23 years in both long-term care and acute care. Additionally, Susan has experience as a clinical dietitian and as a consultant for long-term-care facilities. Susan is very passionate about health and wellness and plans to teach in higher education and work in worksite wellness.


Students to Present at Research Symposium

Several  students in the department of Health Studies will be presenting at the 2016 TWU student symposium, April 12-13. As per the program, the symposium “provides opportunities for students to share their scholarly pursuits and build leadership and other professional skills, and to celebrate student-mentor achievement in a way that promotes a culture of scholarship and community at TWU.” Continue reading

Katie Crosslin Gets Research Article Published

Assistant Professor Katie Crosslin, Ph.D., recently had a research article published in the international journal entitled “Injury Prevention.” Dr. Crosslin served as the Primary Investigator, and she collaborated with Dr. Ray Tsai, President and Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Health in Dallas to investigate patterns in child ingestion of household cleaners among immigrant Hispanics. Their qualitative study indicates that immigrant children may be at greater risk of pediatric poisoning.

In past years, ingestion of household cleaners was the second leading cause of unintentional poisonings in children.

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Health Studies Alumna Wins SOPHE Award

TWU Health Studies alumna Jameisha Brown, MS, CHES, recently won a SOPHE’s 21st Century Scholarship. This award provides Jameisha  with conference support to attend the SOPHE Health Education Advocacy Summit, October 15-17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Jameisha graduated from the Health Studies MS Program in December 2015.  Dr. Kimberly Parker served as her major professor/thesis advisor.

Ph.D. Student Selected as Schweitzer Fellow

Doctoral student of Health Studies Chloe Rogers was recently selected as a 2016-2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Schweitzer Fellow. The fellowship program develops young leaders motivated to transforming health and human service systems throughout the nation and world.

With faculty mentorship from Dr. Mandy Golman, Chloe Rogers will design and execute a community service project while performing at least 200 hours of service that meet the health needs of underserved populations. The core of the Schweitzer Fellows Program is the Fellow’s community service project.

Alumna Profile: Dr. Shelby Garner receives $652,800 grant

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Shelby Garner, Ph.D. in Health Studies: TWU  Class of 2012

TWU Health Studies alumna Shelby Garner, Ph.D., recently received a US Agency for International Development American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID ASHA) for $652,800 to build a Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence in Belgaru, India, which will provide a quality education center where US best practices in simulation and nursing education will be incorporated to build nurse capacity with a goal to improve patient outcomes in India. Continue reading

Health Studies majors among Experiential Student Scholar Awardees

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Three students in the department of Health Studies have been selected as 2015-16 awardees of the Experiential Student Scholar Program, which engages students in experiential project partnerships with faculty in alignment with TWU’s quality enhancement plan Pioneering Pathways: Learn by Doing.

Awardees include undergraduate student Mariah Lewchuk and doctoral students Megan Johnson and Elizabeth Wachira. Continue reading