As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, nursing professor is encouraging individuals with cardiovascular disease to practice a heart-healthy lifestyle.
In 2019, more than 16 million caregivers in the US provided 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care, with an estimated value of $244 billion, for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. But the cost of this unpaid care is not only financial.
Neither app was developed with a pandemic in mind, but both University of Tennessee, Knoxville inventors believe their technology can support individuals indirectly or directly affected by the pandemic.
“As a nurse, you show up, even though it’s scary,” Laura Phelps says. “Volunteers do the same. You come together in times of need. You show up for each other.”
Although in-person commencement ceremonies in May had to be postponed for safety, UT will recognize graduates and their outstanding achievements over the next few weeks.
At home, medical workers may face the same isolation as the rest of the country. Then they put on their scrubs and their masks and move to the front lines, facing the coronavirus head-on every day in cities across the United States.
“The chancellor talked to my dad—who didn’t actually go to UT but raised us as big Volunteer fans,” Mikayla Woltman said. “When I called the chancellor back, she was like, ‘I’ve been waiting for you! It’s so nice to hear from you.’”
Patricia Roberson, assistant professor of nursing, has answered several questions about how to maintain strong and healthy relationships through the duration of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lauren Akins, a 2012 nursing graduate, and her husband, country singer Thomas Rhett Akins, surprised 65 College of Nursing students during an online pharmacology class.
The Bridge Mobile App for Burn Patients provides patients with instruction, encouragement, and essential biopsychosocial rehabilitation after discharge.
Several colleges and programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, earned recognition from U.S. News and World Report in its 2021 graduate school rankings.
Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the UT College of Nursing, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.