The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare has awarded a $25,000 grant to the New York Academy of Medicine to support a series of three lectures by the academy’s Section on Nursing. The lectures aim to strengthen the academy’s work in improving health in cities, according to a news release.
The first lecture, “Future of Nursing and Medical School Education Utilizing Technology,” will be Oct. 6, and will be followed by lectures exploring end-of-life issues in hospice and palliative care and blindness/low vision.
“The Jonas Center’s support for this notable lecture series represents a special partnership between our two organizations and a shared commitment to empowering and advancing nurses as foremost leaders in patient care, health policy, education and research,” Darlene Curley, MS, RN, FAAN, executive director of the Jonas Center, said in the release. “The Jonas Center is excited about the potential of what we anticipate to be an exceptional series of talks.”
The lecture series is a natural extension of the flagship Jonas Scholars Program, which provides scholarships to support nurses pursuing PhDs and DNPs, according to the release.
“The New York Academy of Medicine is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to advancing solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities,” Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, president of the academy, said in the release. “We know that the academy’s newly established Section on Nursing, including the upcoming series of events generously funded by the Jonas Center, will assure strong nursing participation and leadership towards our mission of creating healthy cities.”
The Jonas Center-sponsored lectures will shed light on complex issues facing today’s healthcare professionals, building on a substantial Fellows program at the academy, which offers roughly 50 discipline-specific and interdisciplinary events each year that address the health challenges facing urban populations.