The University of Lynchburg will welcome hundreds of middle and high school students later this month. From May 23-26, the University will host Beacon of Hope’s 8th Grade College and Career Readiness Symposium. On May 24, local high school students will attend Health Sciences Day at Lynchburg.
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Black women are three times more likely to die from maternal complications in the U.S. than non-Black women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of those deaths has only gotten worse over the past few years. It’s an issue that nursing major Alexandra Boatwright ’22 sought to tackle for her Westover Honors senior project. With plans to work as a labor and delivery nurse after graduating, she said her passion for maternal medicine and reproductive health rights fused with her investment in problems plaguing Black communities.
You’ve seen it in headlines everywhere: health workers are being stretched thin and suffering from burnout, and complications from the coronavirus pandemic have made it exponentially worse for them. Annabelle Nagy observed that trend and, as president of the nursing Class of 2022, decided last spring she wanted to drill down into what was causing it for her Westover Honors senior project. A key part of that phenomenon that she decided to focus on was compassion fatigue, especially among pediatric care nurses.
A science camp for high school students is the latest addition to the University of Lynchburg’s 2022 summer camps. The program runs from July 24 to 30. As in years past, the University is also offering Debate and Public Speaking to local middle and high school students, as well as several athletics options.
Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Patricia Aronson has received the 2022 Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association Educator of the Year award. The ceremony was held in Harrisonburg earlier this month.
The University of Lynchburg has received a $50,000 grant from the Hall-Halliburton Foundation, a Florida-based philanthropic organization that has been making gifts to select charities since 1977. The grant will benefit the University’s Doctor of Medical Science program and Professional Development Institute.
As the U.S. population ages, so does its activity level. But it doesn’t have to. That’s where the University of Lynchburg’s Active Aging Program comes in.
The University of Lynchburg has announced the creation of the Center for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships.
The University of Lynchburg is enhancing its partnership with Community Access Network, a nonprofit health care provider on 5th Street. The collaboration is part of “Lynchburg Tomorrow,” a city-University initiative that will launch later this month.
Kayla Hugate ’20 wouldn’t know what it’s like to work at the University of Lynchburg’s Beard Center on Aging during “normal times.” A student in the Master of Public Health program, Hugate started her job as the center’s graduate assistant just last semester, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.