-- Maritza Jimenez, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, has received a two-year, $10,000 scholarship from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. She is the second RMU engineering student to receive this national scholarship. In 2010, Chris Chavez, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship as well.
-- The Change A Life advertising campaign won two Silve Awards in the national CASE Circle of Excellence competition, for integrated advertising campaign and for commercial spot.
-- Valerie Howard, associate professor of nursing, was elected president of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, effective July 1. INACSL is an international organization of approximately 1,300 members that is committed to promoting the use of simulation within nursing and healthcare. Howard, the director of development for the health sciences at RMU, has already met with global leaders committed to simulation, most recently in Hong Kong, and will attend the Global Simulation Summit Meeting in August in London.
-- Valerie Powell, university professor of computer and information systems, has co-authored a book, Integration of Medical and Dental Care and Patient Data. Powell, an expert in electronic medical records, has long advocated for more comprehensive medical care including the integration of medical and dental records. A patient's overall health can impact their dental health, and dental conditions can often be the result or symptom of other health problems.
*WELLNESS TIP* Try soy. You can descrease your saturated fat intake by replacing some animal-based protein products in your diet, like full-fat milk and cheese, with soy protein products, such as tofu or soymilk.
July 28-31, RMU Colonial Theatre Presents "Cinderella"