July 28, 2014
Connecting medically fragile children with next-gen health care professionals
In Texas, Child Protective Services is divided into 11 regions with a nurse overseeing the cases of children considered “medically fragile.” These children are not being abused purposely but medically neglected because of family issues.
Natalie Bachynsky, assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, recognized the opportunity to provide critical support to a vulnerable population while introducing them to students preparing as health professionals.
“I really enjoy service learning, taking students into the community where they learn clinical skills and resource management,” said Bachynsky. As health care takes more of a team approach, she sought out opportunities for teams comprised of students from different health disciplines.
She found it in the Family-based Safety Services program. CPS spends a year with a... more »
July 23, 2014
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shown for the first time that people with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control,... more »