Three projects garner funding through scholarship endowment


JOHNSON CITY (Feb. 13, 2015) – Several faculty members and a student at East Tennessee State University have been awarded project funding through the Behringer Interprofessional Education Scholarship Endowment at the college.

Drs. Judy McCook, a nursing professor, and Anthony Delucia, a professor of surgery, received $1,000 for their “Aligning Healthy People 2020 Objectives with Interprofessional Education” program, which relates to objectives including tobacco use in adolescents living in Carter County. The money will be used to purchase models to educate students at health fairs about the consequences of tobacco use.

Melissa Eggert, a second-year medical student at Quillen College of Medicine, received $1,000 to buy supplies for health screenings at the Johnson City Farmers Market. Sponsored by Dr. Caroline Abercrombie, an assistant professor at the medical school, Eggert’s “Community Nutritional Health Outreach” project will include involvement from students in the colleges of medicine, pharmacy and clinical and rehabilitative health sciences.

Dr. Helene Holbrooke, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, received $400 for her “Group Appointment with Conversation Maps” program, which aims to improve glycemic control, promote weight loss or maintenance and integrate a new evidence-based approach into the management of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes patients. The effort will provide improved access to self-management strategies for patients of the Johnson City Community Health Center.

Several members of ETSU’s Interprofessional Education and Research Committee reviewed and selected the projects for funding.

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