Health Professions

DNP Candidate Helps Patients at Liberia Clinic

DNP Candidate Helps Patients at Liberia Clinic

Sigrid Marfo, a DNP candidate, is already a dedicated and successful certified registered nurse-anesthetist who shared her skills helping patients in a clinic in Liberia —and also met the president of the West Africa nation. “She is interested in improving health outcomes across the continuum and taking her skills to the next level, particularly in […]

DNP Chair and Students Bring Care to Kenyans

DNP Chair and Students Bring Care to Kenyans

In the slums of Nairobi in Kenya’s Mathare Valley, people struggle to survive on about $1 a day, making health care a luxury. Dr. Lori Irelan, regional chair of Wilmington University’s DNP program, and two DNP students brought potentially lifesaving care to Kenyans, volunteering at clinics and schools for 12 days last summer on a […]

Health Science Interns Get Hands-on Experience

Health Science Interns Get Hands-on Experience

In the rapidly evolving field of health care, people with health sciences degrees are playing a greater role in care management. WilmU students are getting hands-on experience through the University’s relationship with Christiana Care Health System. Last semester, two students completed internships at Christiana Care. There currently are three interns working in the health system, […]

Dr. Sebach’s Latest Achievement

Dr. Sebach’s Latest Achievement

Dr. Aaron Sebach, associate professor and chair of Wilmington University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, is now a Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM), an achievement conferred by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). This prestigious honor is bestowed by the SHM following a rigorous peer review process and requires significant and sustained contributions to the field of hospital medicine. Fellows must demonstrate core […]

DNP Project Focuses on Mothers-to-be

DNP Project Focuses on Mothers-to-be

Most people benefit from a reminder when it comes to doing something that benefits their health. That includes pregnant women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pregnant women receive the whooping cough or pertussis vaccine, known as the Tdap vaccine, during the third trimester of each pregnancy in order to pass along immunity […]

Breaking Down Language Barriers in Behavioral Health Care

Breaking Down Language Barriers in Behavioral Health Care

WilmU Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Daisy Lara is passionate about providing behavioral health care to patients who often fall through the cracks. Her project, serving Spanish-speaking patients, earned her one of only 20 fellowships awarded to minority students by the National Advisory Committee of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to work with the […]

Mobile Phones Bring Health Care Closer to Patients

Mobile Phones Bring Health Care Closer to Patients

Research by Dr. Angela Herman, Health Sciences Program Chair, shows that access to health care for people who live in remote areas can be literally a phone call away. Dr. Herman, who has a strong background in clinical research, conducted a study in Elkton, Maryland, the home of Union Hospital, as to how patients would […]

She Triumphed Over Illness and Found Success

She Triumphed Over Illness and Found Success

Working in respiratory therapy for nearly 30 years, Amy Lovenguth was used to taking care of others. She looked to Wilmington University to provide the education that would empower her to have a healthy career, the completion degree she needed to thrive in the job market. “The hospital where I was working wanted respiratory therapists […]