Ph.D. Candidate Wins Award at Federation of Graduate Students Research Symposium

Elizabeth Wachira

Elizabeth Wachira, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Studies, presented her research topic, “Health Disparities and Homelessness: Exploring Vulnerabilities as Determinants of Health” at the Federation Graduate Student Research Symposium held at TWU.  She won second place among students presenting from TWU, UNT, and Texas A & M in Commerce.


Ph.D. Student Presents at Aging in America Conference

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Laura Valentino at the Aging in America Conference in Washington, D.C.

Laura Valentino, a third-year doctoral student in Health Studies, recently presented at a symposium for the Aging in America Conference in Washington D.C. Her presentation  was about health disparities among family caregivers, a topic relating to  her research interest of disparities and depression among caregivers.

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

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.

PhD Candidate Speaks at the Kimbell Art Museum

Ph.D. candidate and graduate teaching assistant, Amanda Hinson-Enslin, spoke to the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of TWU’s Former Students Association  about heart health on Valentine’s Day weekend at the Kimbell Art Museum .  In honor of National Heart Month Ms. Hinson-Enslin spoke about heart healthy foods, sneaky high sodium foods, exercise, stress management, and the importance of knowing your biometric numbers. Continue reading

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