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.
Master of Public Health program works with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation to keep community safe from tick-borne diseases
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.
Hill Award winner worked hard to ‘be as involved as I could be’
Ellen Druebbisch ‘21 is this year’s Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award winner.
Beard Center on Aging offers hope, education to seniors and students during COVID-19
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.
‘Honors Scholar of the Year’ keeps promise, excels in and out of classroom
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.
Health promotion graduate a ‘Rising Star of Safety’
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.
New medical humanities minor offered this fall
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.
The show must go on: Curtain Call sings on
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.
Students pilot new anatomy lecture/lab combo course
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.
Lynchburg students ‘Leading Off Campus’
Astrid Kerschbamer ’21, a health promotion major at University of Lynchburg, said her goals for participating in Leading Off Campus, a new leadership program for area college students, included gaining confidence and networking skills, and possibly some help finding an internship.