News posts May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016

Jonas Scholar Finds First Zika Case in the U.S.

When Dyan Summers’ patient suggested he might have a disease called “Zika Fever” in 2013, she was dubious. In her 15 years as a certified nurse practitioner specializing in tropical medicine, Summers had diagnosed malaria, Dengue fever and at least one case of Cutaneous larva migrans—a thread-like worm lodged in a patient’s leg.

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Jonas Center Partners with The Geneva Foundation to Support Military Medical Research

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare today announced a partnership to support The Geneva Foundation’s first scholarship for nursing research to advance military medicine. The scholarship will fund a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing doctoral candidate whose goal is to transform the diagnosis process for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – an area of scientific study with potential for impact beyond military and veteran communities.

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Barbara Jonas Psychiatric Hospitalist Program Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal and Psychosomatics

The Barbara Jonas Psychiatric Hospitalist Program was established at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to provide mental health care for inpatients admitted for medical and surgical conditions. The program is named for Jonas Center co-founder Barbara Jonas, a longtime mental health advocate and former practicing psychotherapist.

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Are New York doctors talking to patients about death?

There is a growing movement in New York to expand options for people who are terminally ill to include physician-assisted suicide. But many who support that legislation are skeptical that doctors are complying with the laws already on the books. In New York, doctors are required to help dying patients decide what they are willing to endure at the end of their lives and advise them of their options.

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New Jonas Scholar Alumni Advisory Council

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare is pleased to announce that 10 Jonas Scholar Alumni have been selected to serve on the new Jonas Scholar Alumni Advisory Council following a competitive application process.

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Model for Educating Future Nurse Leaders Expands to Address Environmental Toxins

NEW YORK, April 22, 2016 – As the nation confronts evidence of excessive amounts of toxins posing hazards to our health, the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare today announced that it is expanding its renowned Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program to support students pursuing doctoral degrees with a focus on researching environmental pollutants.

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