November 22, 2013
GPU members Maggie Kirk and Emma Tonkin have been awarded the Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship—Clinical Scholarship prize for one of their papers at the 42nd Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Indianapolis, 15th- 20th November 2013. Genetics-Genomics Competencies and Nursing Regulation was written with co-authors Kathleen Calzone (National Cancer Institute, US) and Naoko Arimori (St Luke’s College of Nursing, Japan). In the paper, they reported a survey and used three case studies to develop a model for nursing professions in other countries to locate their progress in engaging with genetics and genomics in nursing education, practice and policy, identifying critical success factors in doing so.
September 13, 2013
Genetics, and the ethics behind it, will always be hotly debated.
August 19, 2013
Verity Andrews, 27, from Cheltenham, was awarded her PhD ‘Genetics and genomics within nursing: What are the characteristics of genetic nurse adopters and nurse opinion leaders in genetics and genomics?’ in July 2013. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, where she is continuing her research into social medicine.