Dr. Carol Picard, RN, CS, president of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, will be the keynote speaker during The University of Texas at Tyler research conference, Global Health: Connecting to Meet the Challenge, April 19 at the TASCA Ornelas Activity Center.
“It is such an honor to have Dr. Picard with us in Tyler,” said Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler associate professor in nursing and president of the UT Tyler Iota Nu Chapter of STTI. “Her visit provides the healthcare community a unique opportunity to interact with a distinguished leader in nursing. She brings an international perspective and experience that is of special interest to the UT Tyler College of Nursing as we plan our Ph.D. in nursing with a global health perspective.”
Dr. Picard also serves as professor and chair at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Nursing and UMASN graduate and doctorate program director. Her presentations and publications include leadership, international collaboration in nursing, the use of arts and humanities in the field and clinical issues in nursing education.
“Dr. Picard has such passion for nursing, and it comes through in her presentations and conversations. She is very creative and has done extensive work incorporating dance, movement and poetry into her research, writings and clinical practice,” Haas added.
The goal of Global Health: Connecting to Meet the Challenge is to establish a foundation for global health through collaboration between health care providers, clinicians and researchers.
The conference, which also is open to students interested in global health concerns and initiatives, is presented by the UT Tyler Iota Nu Chapter of STTI, UT Tyler
College of Nursing and Health Sciences; UT Tyler Office of Nursing Research and Scholarship; and Refuge International in collaboration with East Texas Medical Center.
A registration fee is required.
For additional information contact Rene Sturgis at 903.565.5526 or e-mail at Kathryn_Sturgis@uttyler.edu.