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DAYS FOR GIRLS DONATIONS
Dr. Kathleen Thimsen and Dr. Tamara Otey each accept donations of $500 to purchase reusable personal hygiene kits for young women, created by the non-profit Days for Girls.
Dr. Otey is the co-founder of Growing Trees International Ministry which serves to provide access to healthcare for Nigerians.
Dr. Thimsen is the U.S. Clinic Director of the non-profit Kindness in a Box which operates in Peru.
TAU IOTA SERVICE & RESEARCH EVENT!
Sigma's Tau Iota members, Goldfarb School of Nursing Office of Nursing Research, and Kingdom House collaborated to provide 3,000 wrapped gifts for children of St. Louis! Sigma's Tau Iota chapter joined in by donating some gifts and using more than a 100 rolls of wrapping paper to wrap approximately 3,000 gifts in three days. Also during the Kingdom House Annual Christmas Event, 135 health surveys were obtained to help with the mission of the Office of Nursing Research "At Risk Population" research interest group.
Happy Holidays to Kingdom House!
STTI Tau Iota and GSON Student Nurse Association hosted a toy and gift card drive to benefit Kingdom House's 325 families in need this Christmas. Tau Iota donated $500 in gift cards for a total of $770 in gift cards and a shopping cart full of toys, clothes and household items.
Pictured left to right: Bianca Martin (Goldfarb student), Dan Richter (Dir. of Volunteer Engagement & Service Learning), Natalie Gemberling-Webb (Volunteer Engagement Associate), Barbara Whitaker MPH, BSN, RN (Tau Iota, Vice-President).
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Dr. Verna Hendricks-Ferguson obtained her BSN and MSN from SIU-E and a PhD in Nursing at Rush University. She completed a 3-year T32 NIH funded post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University. She is recognized as an expert in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care (PC/EOL) and received certification as Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse (CHPPN) from the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association. Her program of research has focused on (a) parents’ preferences to receive PC/EOL information; (b) pediatric oncology provider’s HCPs delivery of prognostic and PC/EOL information to parents of children with cancer; (c) parental concerns about symptoms experienced by a child with cancer during hospice care; and (d) music and art interventions for children with cancer during palliative care. Her research has been funded by several organizations, including the (a) National Institute of Health, (b) Oncology Nurses Society, and (c) Alex Lemonade Foundation for Children with Cancer. Also, she has received numerous awards in Palliative Care Nursing.