Inside Look: Faculty Practice News & Highlights

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During Black Maternal Health Week, NBC highlighted the Family Connects program providing home visits by a registered nurse to new moms and babies in the city.

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Margaret Bavis, DNP, RN, was a guest on the American Medical Association podcast “Steps Forward,” discussing how one volunteer-based center assesses and optimizes social determinants of health to improve patient care.

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With the leadership of the Office of Faculty Practice, RUSH is one of four hospitals participating in Chicago’s pilot of the Family Connects program, an in-home nurse service for families with newborns.

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Since April 2020, Office of Faculty Practice nurses have provided more than 28,525 hours of care at A Safe Haven to people experiencing homelessness.

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Angela Moss, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, FAAN, was recognized for creative leadership in advancing quality and equity of health care, including COVID-19 response within the most vulnerable communities.

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Melissa Kalensky, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE, discusses her experiences treating patients experiencing homelessness, coordinating mental health care via telepsychiatry in shelters, entering academia, repairing burnout and more.

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The Chicago Department of Public Health is partnering with Rush and Esperanza Health Centers to increase testing and support communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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As a recent report shows many older Hispanic adults struggling to afford prescriptions, Belia Llamas, RN, talked to Telemundo about a program providing medications at reduced prices.

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The College of Nursing is a partner in a design proposal selected by the city of Chicago for the C40 Reinventing Cities Competition, an initiative to spur carbon-neutral urban regeneration in cities worldwide.

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Kathryn Kaintz, RN, discusses the role of nurse home visits in improving maternal and infant health outcomes, and reducing health disparities stemming from systemic racism.

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Christie Lawrence, DNP, RNC-NIC, APN/CNS, talks about Rush Family Connects, a program that checks up on babies and new moms after leaving the hospital to detect post-pregnancy complications.

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Listen to Angela Moss, PhD, MSN, APN-BC, RN, discuss prisoners’ transition after release—and why, in those first two weeks, they have a mortality rate 12 times higher than the general population.

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Rush’s Ellen Carbonell, Angela Moss and Barbara Shaw discuss the cost to family caregivers, and the potential protections offered by a pending Senate bill.

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Rush nurses and a local quilting club sew fabric hearts to help parents and preemie babies bond by sharing their scents.

Janice Phillips

Janice Phillips, associate professor of nursing, shares her opinion on the ties between housing and healthcare. This is connected to Faculty Practice’s work with North Side Housing, Trilogy and others.

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Rush Faculty Practice partners with St. Leonard’s Ministries to provide primary care services to formerly incarcerated individuals.

Tara Spears Brittany Davis Profile

College of Nursing students Brittany Davis and Tara Spears gained some valuable insight when they helped run a nutrition course at a low-income housing development on Chicago’s West Side—a faculty practice initiative in partnership with TopBox Foods.

Archived Newsletters

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Learn more about the latest developments in the Office of Faculty Practice in our newsletters.

  • August 2016
  • March 2016