Academic Digest

Interns Hired to Connect COVID-19 Patients with Care

Two College of Health Professions interns in ChristianaCare’s Care Management Department have been hired by the health system to support patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ned Bates is a care connector, who monitors Electronic Health Records (EHR) to facilitate patient admissions and discharges. He also plays a role in monitoring patients who have been diagnosed with the virus. Crystal…
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DNP Candidate Helps Patients at Liberia Clinic

Sigrid Marfo, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) candidate, is already a 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. Liberia’s President George…
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More than a Title — or Titles: Dr. Aaron Sebach

A supportive partner, a color-coded calendar, and a flexible schedule allow Dr. Aaron Sebach to put as much passion into his practice as his teaching. And WilmU’s nursing practitioner students reap the rewards. Dr. Aaron Sebach is chair of the Doctor of Nursing Practice…
Academic Digest

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 Epidemiology and Population Health,” said…
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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 (in teal scrubs) in a Kenyan classroom with students. Dr. Lori Irelan, regional chair of Wilmington University’s DNP program…
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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…
Academic Digest

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…
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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…
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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…
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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 like to use technology in communicating with health care…
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