Almost 30 School of Nursing students participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 16th 2014, in a wide range of projects from how premature babies react to room temperature fluctuations to the impact of sleep and eating habits in adolescents. This was the largest number of nursing students to ever participate in the annual symposium.
Reductions in local health departments’ spending on maternal and child health programs are strongly related to increased rates of low-birth-weight babies, according to a University of Washington-led study.
“Low-birth-weight infants are extremely costly to our healthcare system and to families and, even more important, have negative long-term effects on these babies – even well into adulthood,” said Betty Bekemeier, the study’s lead author and an associate professor in the UW School of Nursing.
Inspirational Nursing Student Kathleen Rose Fischer-Price was recently featured on UW360, a news magazine show produced by UWTV. Inspired by the work of her father, Kathleen has helped institute hand washing programs in orphanages in Nepal.