Dr. Jenny Hall, associate professor in the health promotion and Master of Public Health programs at the University of Lynchburg and founder of Ticks in Virginia, will lead a series of presentations, panels, and workshops on tick-borne diseases for Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
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.
The University of Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program has partnered with the city of Lynchburg’s parks and recreation department on a project aimed at helping area residents stay safe from tick-borne diseases.
Ellen Druebbisch ‘21 is this year’s Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award winner.
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.
When she was a first-year student at the University of Lynchburg, Ellen Druebbisch ’21 made a promise to herself. “I made a pact … to make the most out of my four years in college and to be as involved as I could be, so that’s what I did,” she said.
Richard Szymczyk ’11, who has a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from the University of Lynchburg, recently received the Rising Stars of Safety Award, presented by the National Safety Council.
The University of Lynchburg will launch a new minor this fall: medical humanities. The 18-hour program, developed by a team of faculty from across the academic disciplines, bridges the humanities and health sciences in a way not previously done at Lynchburg.
When classes went online in March, everyone at the University of Lynchburg had to figure out how to carry on while being physically separated. Students in Curtain Call, for instance, usually spend the semester at Dillard Fine Arts Center. They work on Curtain Up, a spring concert of original songs written in collaboration with New York City songwriters.
Sloane Kelly ’22 has taken college science classes before, the kind where lectures and labs are held separately and on different days. This fall, however, the health promotion major at University of Lynchburg is taking a new pilot course in human anatomy and physiology in which the lecture and lab are combined.