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December 08, 2010

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Announces New Professorship

Ruth Anderson Emerita professor and former administrator Ruth Anderson, PhD, has made a commitment to endow a faculty chair at the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The Ruth Anderson Professorship—an unrestricted chair to be...

July 28, 2010

Third-Year Nursing Student Volunteers Medical Services to Rural Dominican Republic Villages

Third-year nursing student Eduardo Locci from Rocky River, Ohio, aspires to fly high in the skies someday as a flight nurse caring for trauma patients. But this summer he was grounded in a remote rural area of the Dominican Republic. He spent two weeks assisting the full-time medical team of a doctor and two nurses from a clinic called A Mother’s Wish in Los Pajones, a 30-minute drive from Santiago.

June 24, 2010

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grant to Enhance Physician and Nursing Education with Student-Run Free Clinic and More at CWRU

Case Western Reserve University's proposed student-run Saturday Free Clinic, slated to open in 2011 for Cleveland's underserved population, will provide the training grounds for future doctors and nurses to learn to work as healthcare partners for the patient. The Clinic would be a student-led partnership with the already existing resource for the community, the Cleveland Free Clinic. The clinic is part of a project called "Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development Program" (I-LEAD) at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing that received a $640,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation.

June 17, 2010

Nursing School Human Resources Manager Receives President’s Award for Distinguished Service

Kathleen O'Linn, human resources manager at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service.

June 08, 2010

Nursing School Dean to Step Down After Decade of Leadership

May L. Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, plans to step down after a decade of leadership. She will give greater attention to her research and teaching endeavors.

June 02, 2010

Nurse Educators Changing the World Highlighted in New Book

The quiet actions of unsung heroes from the rainforest of Guatemala to the city streets of Harlem will be celebrated during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse in the new book, Giving through Teaching: How Nurse Educators are Changing the World. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is one of the book’s editors.

May 06, 2010

Do Hidden Cognitive Problems Prevent Heart Failure Patients from Managing Their Illness?

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Summa Health System and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to find out if subtle or hidden cognitive impairments cause adherence problems in heart failure cases.

May 05, 2010

Robert H. Binstock to Receive Hovorka Prize

Case Western Reserve University is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Frank and Dorothy Humel Hovorka Prize, Robert H. Binstock. Throughout his distinguished career, Binstock has established himself as a leader in his field, with a record of exemplary achievement in research, scholarship and contributions to the university and broader local and national communities.

April 15, 2010

Case Western Reserve University Ranked One of the Nation's Top 20 Medical Schools by U.S.News & World Report

Case Western Reserve University once again ranked as one of the best medical schools in the nation in the annual U.S.News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings. Of the 146 national programs surveyed by the magazine, Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine ranked 20th in research—and overall, an improvement of five places over last year's ranking. This ranking once again placed it highest among Ohio medical schools.

April 12, 2010

Study Examines Effectiveness of Telemonitoring Vital Signs

CWRU's University Center on Aging and Health awarded a one-year pilot grant to investigators Elizabeth Madigan from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Rebecca Boxer from the School of Medicine at CWRU, and Amir Poreh from Cleveland State, for the study, "Supporting Self-Management with Telehealth for Patients with Multiple Morbidity."

March 16, 2010

Turning Research into Headline News: Tips from the Reporters

Panelists from the session, "Communicating Research Findings to Key Stakeholders: How to Talk with Media Representatives, Government Officials," had some helpful hints for researchers at the nursing school and others across campus.

February 19, 2010

Case Western Reserve Collaborates on Several Multi-million Dollar Health Information Technology Grants

Case Western Reserve University is positioning itself as a leader in the field of health information technology (HIT). The university recently collaborated with several regional hospitals, community colleges and other partners to apply for millions of dollars in grants that could set an example for how HIT-related education and infrastructure is established in Northeast Ohio, and could serve as a model around the country.

January 21, 2010

Finding Ways for People with Disabilities to Participate in Research is Goal of Nursing School Study

While the public has made accommodations for 54.4 million people with disabilities, many researchers regularly exclude people who cannot read, hear or write from participating in their research projects. But that's about to change. The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will develop research tools and strategies to include individuals with vision and hearing impairments in future research. The SMART Center at the nursing school will present its first FIND Lab Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Thwing Center ballroom.

January 04, 2010

Case Western Reserve Researchers Find Patients Discharged from Hospitals on Ventilators and With Cognitive Impairments Have Poor Outcomes

Patients, discharged from hospitals on ventilator support and with cognitive impairments, fare poorly four months later. Researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University report these findings in American Journal of Critical Care.

November 30, 2009

Taking Care of Unfinished Business at the End of Life is the Focus of Research Nursing and Psychology Collaborations

Hospice workers have watched patients emerge from comas and cling to life long enough to tell someone they love or forgive them. This phenomenon of taking care of unfinished business has been observed, but researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences will begin groundbreaking studies to understand what drives the dying to live long enough to resolve these issues.

November 06, 2009

Virtual Coaching to Help Patients Talk to Doctors

Millions of people suffer from chronic ailments like heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes, and need critical information from their healthcare providers to manage those diseases. But, sometimes patients find it uncomfortable asking a doctor of another age, gender or race for information. Hopefully virtual coaching under development through a new National Institutes of Health grant to the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will improve communications.

October 27, 2009

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Receives $3.7 Million in Federal Stimulus Funding

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve University was recently awarded $3.7 million in six stimulus grants from various federal offices to fund innovative research and academic programs. Funded projects include establishing a new center...

October 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve Announces New Faculty Diversity Officer

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity is pleased to announce the new Faculty Diversity Officer, John M. Clochesy, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

October 21, 2009

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Launches Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, Receives $790,000 CDC Grant

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announces the establishment of the CWRU Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN), a collaborative research center to address common health issues faced in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods in and around Greater Cleveland.

ICU Patients on Ventilators to Flex and Stretch in Study
at Case Western Reserve University

Few people have thought about providing an exercise workout in the intensive care unit, especially for patients on ventilators--even those who are comatose--but a researcher from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University will be doing some bedside coaching and exercising to get patients stretching and flexing their muscles.

October 09, 2009

Federal Stimulus Funding Flows to Case Western Reserve University's Research

Case Western Reserve University, as of Friday, Oct. 9, has received 109 federal stimulus awards worth about $49 million for research addressing a wide array of public needs and aiming to enhance economic development and job creation in Northeast Ohio.

September 22, 2009

Healthcare Leaders in Nursing to Meet at Case Western Reserve University for Doctor of Nurse Practice Conference

When you think of an entrepreneur, a nurse usually isn't the first professional that comes to mind. But a panel of business-thinking graduates of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing(FPB) hope to change that. They will share their knowledge and experiences about nurse professionals starting businesses during a daylong conference, "Global Nursing Education: The Role of the Professional Doctorate."

September 21, 2009

Doctoral Project Finds Poetry Transcends Life's Burdens

Caregivers of family members with dementia put their pens to paper, wrote poetry and found it beneficial in helping them cope.

August 26, 2009

Convocation Speaker Talked with Nurses Earlier Today about Global Health and Education

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, is best known for his work in building schools in rural Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, before he began providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged children, he was nurse.

July 21, 2009

New University Center on Aging and Health Grants Inspire New Research on Aging

The University Center on Aging and Health in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing recently received money from the President's Strategic Initiatives Fund with support from the McGregor Foundation. The funding enabled the center to launch a new initiative to help faculty members undertake research projects.

May 27, 2009

Two from Case Western Reserve Named 2009 Health Care Heroes

May L. Wykle, dean of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Sanford Markowitz, professor and researcher of cancer genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, were winners in the Crain's Cleveland Business Health Care Heroes 2009 contest.

April 23, 2009

Case Western Reserve University Health Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Nation's Best in U.S. News & World Report

Several of Case Western Reserve University's programs once again have been recognized among the nations' best. In the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Graduate Schools" rankings, two health programs placed within the top 10 in their specialties: the School of Law's health law program is rated fifth in the country, while the School of Medicine's family medicine specialty came in ninth.

April 22, 2009

Dozens of High School Students to Spend Time on Campus Gaining Exposure to Health Careers, College Life

Several schools and departments at Case Western Reserve University will collaborate to help 40 Cleveland and East Cleveland high school students gain exposure to health careers and campus life.

April 20, 2009

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Presents Conference to Help Caregivers with Strategies to Stay Healthy

Knowing where to start when it comes to taking charge of their health can be difficult for caregivers managing a multiple responsibilities from full-time jobs to childcare to running a household. On Thursday, April 23, the 18th Annual Florence Cellar Conference, sponsored by the University Center on Aging and Health, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center at Case Western Reserve, will offer strategies and advice for professionals and caregivers facing these challenges.

April 16, 2009

Intersections Symposium to Feature Research of More than 400 Undergraduates

More than 400 Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are participating in the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 17, in Thwing Center. The campus community is invited to stop by to view some of the innovative and creative research being conducted by undergraduates. The projects represent numerous academic disciplines.

April 10, 2009

Research ShowCASE to Feature Dozens of Interactive Displays

Although Research ShowCASE is known for its hundreds of poster displays, the event also features interactive displays. The Case Western Reserve and local communities are invited to check them out during this year's event, which takes place Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Veale Convocation Center.

April 08, 2009

Senior Class Gift Leaves Sustainable Legacy

The 2009 Senior Class Gift Campaign officially kicked off its fundraising effort during Grad Fair, launching a series of events that will allow the class of 2009 to leave an enduring legacy on campus and express its appreciation for Case Western Reserve University. The campaign strives to show seniors the impact that private gifts have on the university and to increase participation in the tradition of giving at Case Western Reserve.

March 16, 2009

Undergraduate Students Encouraged to Submit Abstracts for Intersections Symposium

Case Western Reserve University undergraduates are encouraged to present their research during the annual Intersections: SOURCE Undergraduate Symposium and Poster Session.

December 22, 2008

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Program Helps Hough Teens Strive for Healthy Relationships

Five students in the Doctor of Nurse Practice Graduate Entry Doctor of Nursing Practice (GE DNP) Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University spent the fall semester responding to the needs of teens in the Hough community as part of their service-learning project.

December 11, 2008

Case Western Reserve University Earns 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service

Case Western Reserve University, which offers over 500 community outreach programs for nearly 600 community partners, is being recognized with a 2008 Pillar Award for Community Service. This is the first time the university has received the award, according to Latisha James, director of the Center for Community Partnerships.

November 24, 2008

Faculty Committee Seeking Feedback on Potential Change to Governance of Undergraduate Education

On the recommendation of an ad hoc committee of Case Western Reserve University's Faculty Senate, undergraduate school leadership and student government are reviewing recommendations to streamline the current model of faculty oversight for undergraduate education and life.

November 12, 2008

Guatemala Medical Mission Tour uses Community Grant to purchase otoscopes

A group of students from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's advanced practice nursing programs staffed a weeklong clinic earlier this month at a hospital in the Village of San Raymundo, Guatemala. The nursing students worked with the Refugee International organization, as well as nursing students from other universities.

October 16, 2008

East Cleveland children dance for a healthier lifestyle on new nursing school study

Approximately 20 children from Mayfair Elementary School in East Cleveland will bounce to the dance beat this school year in a new study by a faculty member of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

October 10, 2008

School of Nursing dean receives lifetime achievement award

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May L. Wykle received the National League for Nursing's (NLN) Isabel Hampton Robb Lifetime Achievement Award during the organization's recent Education Summit 2008.

October 03, 2008

Flora Stone Mather Center for Women recognizes women of achievement at Case Western Reserve

The Case Western Reserve University community recently celebrated the accomplishments of dozens of faculty during Fifth Annual Women of Achievement & Mather Spotlight Prize Luncheon.

August 28, 2008

Innovative "Smart" Center program at Case Western Reserve University tested to get new moms active

After weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, new mothers need to rebuild muscles and strengthen their stamina. Now a group of women will test new interventions in aiding that recovery during a pilot study at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

August 04, 2008

Seven proposals from Case Western Reserve collaborators receive 2008 Presidential Research Initiative Grants

Seven research projects representing several academic disciplines received 2008 Presidential Research Initiative (PRI) grants this year, totaling $519,000 in funding.

July 30, 2008

Geauga County agencies to participate in disaster drill during Case Western Reserve University's National Flight Nurse Academy Camp

Disasters come with no advance warning. Preparedness is the key to rapid and well-coordinated medical emergency responses. Receiving that kind of emergency training during a mock disaster will be 40 acute care nursing students, specializing in airlift medical procedures, and multiple agencies from Geauga County. They will gain critical response skills during the 2008 National Flight Nurse Academy Camp's disaster exercise August 15 at the university's Squire Valleevue Farm.

July 10, 2008

The arrival of twins heralds sleep deprivation for moms and dads

How much sleep do parents of twins get between all the double duties of caring for the new arrivals? Getting a good night's rest for parents of twins is under study by Elizabeth Damato, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

June 27, 2008

Case Western Reserve's National Youth Sports Program begins fundraising efforts for 2009

The Case Western Reserve University chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) doesn't officially end its summer 2008 camp until the week of July 7, but Project Administrator Dennis Harris and his staff are already looking ahead to 2009.

June 25, 2008

May Wykle urges nurses to influence public policy at international conference in Bangkok

Nurses can and must work to have a positive effect on the suffering and despair that springs from poor health care in impoverished areas around the world, says May Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Wykle will speak at length to the circular linkage of poverty and health care in a keynote address at the Healthy People for a Healthy World conference in Bangkok, Thailand on June 26.

June 19, 2008

Collaboration—among university programs, students and staff—spurs National Youth Sports Program

Adult-like health issues -- obesity, high blood pressure and more -- are beginning to take a toll on American children, and the people who coordinate the Case Western Reserve chapter of the National Youth Sports Program have committed to helping Greater Cleveland children get or remain healthy during a five-week summer camp.

April 28, 2008

UCITE to Honor Five Glennan Fellows April 30

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) invites the campus community to come out and learn about the research of and to celebrate the five faculty members who were selected as Glennan Fellows during the Annual Glennan Fellows Program, noon to 1:30 p.m., April 30 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

March 24, 2008

Research ShowCASE to highlight faculty, student research, collaborations

Campus community members interested in the latest findings on aging, oral health, wind energy and more are invited to come out and learn more about these topics and to interact with the researchers. The sixth annual Research ShowCASE -- taking place April 16 and 17 at Veale Convocation Center -- highlights ongoing research from the university. The general public and friends of the university also are invited to attend the free exhibition.

February 13, 2008

Case's Herendeen aids Spartans in final season

Despite the long hours that entail a career in nursing, Mary Herendeen's decision to come to Case Western Reserve University and study at one of the top-ranked nursing schools was somewhat of an afterthought, as the Austinburg native has always had high expectations for herself on the hardwood.

February 01, 2008

President Snyder proclaims Women's Heart Health Month

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder, dressed in a red jacket, signed a proclamation today designating February as "Women's Heart Health Month" on campus.

November 20, 2007

Case Western Reserve University's School of Nursing receives more than $2 million from NIH for new Center of Excellence

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to advance a major part of the national nursing research agenda: chronic disease self-management.

November 09, 2007

Morris completes HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration Program

University Center on Aging & Health Associate Director and Associate Professor of Nursing, at Case Western Reserve University, has recently completed the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.

November 08, 2007

Managing care in late life study by Case Western Reserve Researchers

Some answers about the quality of life for older Americans will come from 125 remaining members of 1,000 retirees, who have been studied by Case Western Reserve University sociologist Eva Kahana over the past 18 years. The study's elderly participants have provided important information on how people lead successful lives as they cope with the stresses of growing older and frailer in the last years of life.

October 24, 2007

Nurse practitioner students in Guatemala to provide health services for underserved population

Seven nurse practitioner students from the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are in Guatemala to provide volunteer health services for underserved Guatemalans with little or no access to health care.

September 18, 2007

National Institutes of Health awards $64 million to Cleveland Medical Consortium; believed to be largest ever to NE Ohio

The National Institutes of Health today announced that it has awarded $64 million to Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center, to become part of a national consortium designed to transform how clinical and translational research is conducted.

August 15, 2007

Case Western Reserve's flight nursing academy holds fifth annual summer camp for advanced practice nurses in air medical services

Disasters often occur without warning. The tragic collapses of an interstate highway bridge in Minnesota and a coal mine in Utah have challenged in new ways the skills of the nation's flight nurses.

Case Western Reserve's flight nursing academy holds fifth annual summer camp for advanced practice nurses in air medical services

Disasters often occur without warning. The tragic collapses of an interstate highway bridge in Minnesota and a coal mine in Utah have challenged in new ways the skills of the nation's flight nurses.

June 25, 2007

A Night of magic moments: Dean Wykle Professorship Announced

It was a night to remember at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing last Friday celebrated the nursing profession and honored its dean, May L. Wykle, with the announcement of a new endowed professorship in her name.

June 21, 2007

Pair of faculty members receive Fulbright Awards

Two Case Western Reserve University faculty members have received Fulbright Scholar grants to lecture and research overseas during the 2007-08 academic year. Dr. Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, and law professor Louise McKinney will take part in programs in Ireland and Botswana, respectively, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

June 18, 2007

Case Western Reserve University to establish its first endowed chair named for an African American

Nearly 40 years ago, when asked by members of the African American community in Cleveland why she would even dream of working at predominantly white Case Western Reserve University, May L. Wykle, a small-town Ohio girl denied entrance to several nursing schools because she was black, said, "Well, someone has to hold the door open!"

May 30, 2007

A Celebration of the Profession of Nursing

"The Art and Soul of Nursing: A Celebration" is a unique, once-in-a lifetime party that will honor Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Dean May L. Wykle, as well as other distinguished leaders in the field of nursing, on June 22 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

April 06, 2007

New university trustee receives lifetime achievement award from national nursing organization

Linda Burnes Bolton, a newly appointed trustee to Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees, recently received the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced in a February 2007...

March 30, 2007

Case Western Reserve University graduate programs receive top 50 ratings in U.S. News & World Report rankings

"U.S. News & World Report's" latest America's Best Graduate Schools rankings (for 2008) bring good news for several of Case Western Reserve University's graduate and professional programs.

March 28, 2007

Case students turn the world into a global classroom

Education has gone global for Case Western Reserve University students participating in spring trips to the Ukraine, the Netherlands, Turkey, Kenya and the Dominican Republic.

March 19, 2007

Renowned rural health care advocate and practitioner to speak at Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Mona Counts’ clinic in rural Pennsylvania serves more than 5,000 patients in Appalachia CLEVELAND – Mona M. Counts second-mortgaged her home in order to open a clinic that now serves the isolated, undereducated, underemployed and under-insured in the Appalachian region...

October 30, 2006

"Reflecting on 100 Years of Alzheimer's" the theme of Case Western Reserve University conference, November 6-7

Case's University Center on Aging and Health and other health care systems host conference on Alzheimer's Disease CLEVELAND – The year 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the first case of Alzheimer's disease to the medical world. Currently there are...

August 11, 2006

Case's Flight Nursing Academy holds fourth annual Summer Camp for advanced practice nurses in air medical services

At one-of-a-kind camp, flight nurses simulate treating patients in unstructured environments in order to get used to the real thing

August 08, 2006

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists hold 75th anniversary celebration in Cleveland

Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, city of Cleveland both integral part of the organization's history Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing played an active role in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' (AANA) annual...

July 07, 2006

Case Western Reserve University nursing school alumna named head of American Nursing Association

Rebecca "Becky" Patton, a Case Western Reserve University nursing school alumna, recently gave her first address as the newly elected president of the American Nursing Association (ANA).

January 11, 2006

Outwit, outplay, outlast: "Survivor" cast member, a Bolton School alumna, meets Case's next generation of nurses

In the jungles and Mayan ruins of Guatemala, Margaret Bobonich, MSN '00, endured mud, mosquitoes and triple-digit heat—and lived among 15 strangers who put a target on her back—in the hopes of winning a $1 million prize. But when she...

December 14, 2005

Case Western Reserve University nursing professor awarded profession's highest honor

Carol M. Musil, an associate professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, was inducted recently as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) at its Annual Meeting and Conference in...