Oct 18 2012

Human Capital News Roundup: Rationing end-of-life care, nursing joint degree programs, diabetes diagnoses, and more.

Around the country, print, broadcast and online media outlets are covering the groundbreaking work of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) leaders, scholars, fellows and grantees. Some recent examples:

Arthur Kellermann, MD, MPH, FACEP, was one of several experts taking part in a recent “Intelligence Squared U.S.” debate, grappling with the pros and cons of rationing end-of-life care, NPR reports. Kellermann is both an RWJF Clinical Scholars and RWJF Health Policy Fellows alumnus, and serves on the Clinical Scholars program’s National Advisory Committee.

The Mohawk Valley Business Journal in Central New York state reports on a joint nurse-training program that will allow high school graduates to earn both associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing in four years, and sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s National Council Licensure Examination after three years. The program is funded by a grant from RWJF’s Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) program.

Research co-led by Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, an alumna of the RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars program, finds that married South Korean women with diabetes say they believe that the stress of caring for their families played a role in contracting the disease, according to a United Press International (UPI) story. The study also found that many of the women "did not make enough time to care for themselves because of their obligations to the family," UPI reports, noting that the women often had difficulty managing their disease because their husbands and children disapproved of diabetes-friendly meals.

The Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog reports on the recently launched Nutrition Science Initiative, co-founded by RWJF Investigator Award in Health Policy Research recipient Gary A. Taubes, MSE, MS. The initiative is aimed at reducing economic and other burdens of obesity.

Andrew Papachristos, PhD, an alumnus of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program, wrote a piece for Huffington Post about “Why People Don't Respond to Crime Statistics.”

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN, was in the news twice recently. The Cincinnati Business Courier profiled Glazer, who assumed the role of dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing [subscription required] last year. The Clermont Sun also spoke to Glazer about donations of medical equipment to the College of Nursing from Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital.

Tags: Academic Progression in Nursing, Clinical Scholars, Executive Nurse Fellows, Health & Society Scholars, Health Policy Fellows, Human Capital News, Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research, Nurse Faculty Scholars, Nursing