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Awards and Honors
The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing at Houston (SON) recently won an Alchemy Award in the health category. The School of Nursing and Student Community Center was honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Committee on the Environment (COTE), for the national organization's "Top 10 Green Projects Award" for 2006. The Alchemy Award was given to the school "for its pioneering role in building the Texas Medical Center's first building to achieve the US Green Building Council's LEED-certification for environmental and energy-efficient design. And by doing that, creating a healthy, beautiful and energy-efficient environment for nursing students." The Houston-based Alchemy group is made up of designers, architects and business leaders.
Lorraine Frazier, D.S.N., has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the American Heart Association's Membership, Marketing and Communication Committee. The two-year term begins July 1.
Joanne Hickey, Ph.D., was presented with the "Honorary Membership Award" for her outstanding contribution to neuroscience nursing and neuroscience patient care at the 40th annual meeting of the American Association of Neuroscience Nursing recently held in Nashville, Tenn.
Terri Armstrong, Ph.D., associate professor of integrative nursing care, SON, coauthored "Increased Intracranial Pressure" in the February 2008 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. The paper examines causes and complications of increased intracranial pressure in patients with brain tumors. Armstrong also coauthored "Management of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Malignant Primary Brain Tumors with a Focus on the Evolving Role of Temozolomide," in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management (November-December issue, 2007). The paper reviewed studies that combined radiation with the oral chemotherapy agent temozolomide in treating brain cancer.
Hector Balcazar, Ph.D., professor and regional dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus, will serve as visiting professor in diabetes research at Northwestern University Sept. 22-24. The professorship, sponsored by Pfizer, was awarded to eight public health and medical school professors across the country.
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