Homecoming Brunch 2017 Attendees Learn About Nursing and Engineering Partnerships

Oct 26, 2017
Professor Emeritus Ann Sheridan and Lecturer Lori Lyne

On October 21, 2017 dozens of alumni, faculty, students, and friends of the College of Nursing gathered in the Marriott Center in the University of Massachusetts Campus Center for Homecoming Brunch. 


Attendees heard talks from Dr. Cynthia Jacelon on the UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management. She described the pilot projects which have been completed or are underway, and how they will contribute to the future of nursing science by using a wearable device and a handheld device to monitor symptoms. PhD Students Favorite Iradukunda, Nicole Kent, and Ellen Smithline also shared how they have been a part of these interdisciplinary pilots and how the Center has advanced their research. 


Dr. Yeon Sik Noh, the College's new joint appointment with the College of Engineering, offered an overview on his work in developing devices which may be of use to nurses in monitoring symptoms. 


Rob Cox, Head of Special Collections at the UMass Library, was presented the Glenn Gordon Award for his work on the College's oral history project. The Glenn Gordon Award is given to a non-nurse who has made a significant contribution to the College. 


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