NYU College of Nursing Global Division: Developing an academic unit to advance health solutions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307974
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NYU College of Nursing Global Division: Developing an academic unit to advance health solutions
Author(s):
Kurth, Ann E.; Squires, Allison P.; Chyun, Deborah; Naegle, Madeline A.; Gilmartin, Mattia J.; Roberts, Maire-Claire; Melkus, Gail D'Eramo
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ann E. Kurth, PhD, RN, FAAN, akurth@nyu.edu; Allison P. Squires, PhD, RN; Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN; Maire-Claire Roberts, PhD, RN; Gail D'Eramo Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose: The College of Nursing at NYU – the world’s first global network university – created a Global Division in 2011 to conduct research and capacity-building to address critical global health challenges.

Methods:The NYU College of Nursing Global Division (NYUCN-G) focuses in five areas of expertise: Health System Strengthening/Health Workforce, HIV/Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Healthy Aging, and Maternal-Child Health/Midwifery.  Strategic planning was undertaken and development, operations, and methods cores established.

Results:Funding has been obtained from federal (NIH, USAID, State Department), foundation (BMGF), multilateral (UNAIDS), corporation (Banco Santander) and other partnerships.  Portfolio of current work includes: (1) Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program to rebuild the national health workforce over seven years; (2) Ghana Wins! a five-year Nurse Leaders program with Mujeres por Africa Foundation, University of Ghana, and MoH; (3) WHO Collaborating Center for Geriatric Nursing Education; (4) Global workforce training in Russia, Georgia, Tanzania, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico; 5) multiple HIV prevention and care studies in Kenya, Ghana, and 6) a multicountry systematic review of HIV and gender equity. Projects completed or under development include (1) Global Health Scholars program for nurses from low-income country MoHs for translational research training; (2) a Global Health Workforce summit attended by 90 thought leaders, implementers and funders (forthcoming publication); (3) associate clinician training program for Ghana.

Conclusions: Creating an academic global health research entity that can nimbly collaborate with internal and external partners has its challenges and opportunities.  Among the former are need for diversified and sustainable funding, including internal investment; mentoring junior faculty for global health work that is not a ‘traditional’ tenure pathway; balancing research against education and service missions of modern universities; and nurturing mutually-beneficial collaborations, across disciplines, in both host and US partner universities.  Lessons learned and shared are highly applicable to STTI members.

Keywords:
Global health; workforce; research
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNYU College of Nursing Global Division: Developing an academic unit to advance health solutionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKurth, Ann E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSquires, Allison P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorChyun, Deborahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNaegle, Madeline A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGilmartin, Mattia J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Maire-Claireen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMelkus, Gail D'Eramoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsAnn E. Kurth, PhD, RN, FAAN, akurth@nyu.edu; Allison P. Squires, PhD, RN; Deborah Chyun, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN; Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN; Maire-Claire Roberts, PhD, RN; Gail D'Eramo Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307974-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><i>Purpose</i>: The College of Nursing at NYU – the world’s first global network university – created a Global Division in 2011 to conduct research and capacity-building to address critical global health challenges. <p><i>Methods:</i>The NYU College of Nursing Global Division (NYUCN-G) focuses in five areas of expertise: Health System Strengthening/Health Workforce, HIV/Infectious Diseases, Non-Communicable Diseases, Healthy Aging, and Maternal-Child Health/Midwifery.  Strategic planning was undertaken and development, operations, and methods cores established. <p class="Body1"><i>Results:</i>Funding has been obtained from federal (NIH, USAID, State Department), foundation (BMGF), multilateral (UNAIDS), corporation (Banco Santander) and other partnerships.  Portfolio of current work includes: (1) Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program to rebuild the national health workforce over seven years; (2) Ghana Wins! a five-year Nurse Leaders program with Mujeres por Africa Foundation, University of Ghana, and MoH; (3) WHO Collaborating Center for Geriatric Nursing Education; (4) Global workforce training in Russia, Georgia, Tanzania, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico; 5) multiple HIV prevention and care studies in Kenya, Ghana, and 6) a multicountry systematic review of HIV and gender equity. Projects completed or under development include (1) Global Health Scholars program for nurses from low-income country MoHs for translational research training; (2) a Global Health Workforce summit attended by 90 thought leaders, implementers and funders (forthcoming publication); (3) associate clinician training program for Ghana. <p><i>Conclusions:</i> Creating an academic global health research entity that can nimbly collaborate with internal and external partners has its challenges and opportunities.  Among the former are need for diversified and sustainable funding, including internal investment; mentoring junior faculty for global health work that is not a ‘traditional’ tenure pathway; balancing research against education and service missions of modern universities; and nurturing mutually-beneficial collaborations, across disciplines, in both host and US partner universities.  Lessons learned and shared are highly applicable to STTI members.en_GB
dc.subjectGlobal healthen_GB
dc.subjectworkforceen_GB
dc.subjectresearchen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:53Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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