News and Events

Fulbright Award to Dr. Shelby Garner
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selected Dr. Shelby Garner for a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant award to India. LHSON is proud of her work in India with the new Simulation Education and Research Center for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India.

Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care - Award Presented to Dr. Sudia
In early March, Dean Conroy, Dr. Sudia, Dr. Riley, Dr. Faucher, Professor Voreis and Dr. Garner all traveled to Hong Kong. They attended the Sixth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care. The organizer was The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and LHSON was a co-organizer. Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Sudia who was selected as the 1st place winner for the Best Presentation Award for her presentation on Ethical Considerations Amid Emerging Global Health Challenges.

LHSON Awarded $652,800 to Partner with Bangalore Baptist Hospital
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) award Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (BU LHSON) $652,800 to partner with Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH). The grant will fund the building of a new Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India. On January 4, 2016, a team of six from BU LHSON joined over 400 people in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony in India for the new Centre. The grant awarded involves funding the construction of a 4-story building with a state-of-the-art simulation center for nurses and other health professions at BBH. U.S. best practices in simulation and nursing education will be incorporated into the program to build nurse capacity with a goal to increase health outcomes in India. Dr. Shelby Garner, Assistant Professor at LHSON partnered with collaborators at BBH including Dr. Naveen Thomas, CEO and Ms. Leena Raj, Principal of the Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing, to author the grant submitted on behalf of Baylor University to USAID, ASHA.

LHSON Receives 2015 Leadership in Undergraduate Research Award
LHSON was honored to have received the 2015 Leadership in Undergraduate Research Award from Baylor University Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Achievement (BU URSA), Office of the Vice Provost for Research in Waco, Texas. The prestigious award was presented to Dr. Shelley Conroy and Dr. Shelby Garner on April 22, 2015. LHSON was recognized for initiating multiple individual and team opportunities for hands-on undergraduate research, including field schools and international projects. LHSON has set an example for others in richness, diversity and service orientation of the undergraduate opportunities offered.