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Jonas Gift: A Legacy For Children's Vision

About eight years ago, philanthropist and entrepreneur Donald Jonas received some devastating news from his doctor at Columbia’s Department of Ophthalmology. “I hate to tell you this, Mr. Jonas,” Stephen Tsang, MD, PhD told him. “but it looks like you’re going blind.”

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Jonas Center Honors Champions of Nursing

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare will culminate its 10th anniversary year by recognizing champions of nursing across the healthcare system at an awards luncheon in December. The awards honor accomplishments of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing the nursing profession through outstanding leadership in a field so essential to our health and well-being.

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Jonas Center Announces Partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to establish a national network of nurse researchers, clinical experts and educators working to improve healthcare services for our nation’s 22 million veterans.

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EWG Announces New Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health

With the generous support of the Jonas Family Fund, EWG is launching the Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health, redoubling EWG’s decades-long commitment to children’s environmental health with a bold new research and advocacy agenda for 2017 and beyond, both organizations announced today.

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Jonas Center Honored with NYC Health + Hospitals Nursing Champion Award

NYC Health + Hospitals hosted its annual awards celebration honoring six nurse professionals from across the health care system who demonstrate dedication, leadership, and talent for the nursing profession and for the patient care they provide each day. Awards were given in six categories, including clinical nursing (inpatient), management, education and mentorship, advancing and leading the profession, home, community or ambulatory care, and volunteerism and service. This year the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare was honored with the “Nursing Champion” award.

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Nurses strive to improve care of veterans in rural areas

More than 5 million military veterans live in rural areas of the country and experience difficulties obtaining access to health services and wellness promotion efforts. Nurses are among those trying to change that fact.

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UCSF School of Medicine Debuts Expansive Program to Educate Communities and Medical Professionals on Health Impacts of Environmental Chemicals

The Jonas Family Fund today announced the Jonas Environmental Health Education Project at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a comprehensive plan to explore risks of environment and toxic chemicals on individual and public health and the role of prevention. The undertaking will also advance awareness among medical professionals of their role in addressing these issues in their clinics and in policy arenas.

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Jonas Center scholars earn doctorates to improve healthcare for veterans September 19th, 2016By Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN, Nurse.com Kathy Ingelse decided to pursue her doctorate because she was profoundly affected by how many women veterans nationwide… Read More
Ahead of Schedule, Jonas Center Supports its 1,000th Doctoral Scholar

With today’s announcement that 440 new Jonas Scholars have begun their doctoral work, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare has achieved its ambitious goal to prepare more than 1,000 nurse faculty and clinical leaders nationwide.

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American Academy of Nursing Announces Third Cohort of Nursing Students Selected as Academy Jonas Policy Scholars

The American Academy of Nursing today announced the third cohort of individuals selected to participate in its Academy Jonas Policy Scholars Program. Funded by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the program recruits highly qualified doctoral and post-doctoral nursing students for a two-year fellowship experience. Each scholar is matched with an Academy Expert Panel where they have the opportunity to learn about major health policy issues from leading nursing experts.

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