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 Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing professor Laurie Anne Ferguson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-C., is an integral part of a five-year, innovative colorectal cancer study funded by a $1.3 million grant from the American Cancer Society. Ferguson is part of a team studying how people understand basic health information and services, and how that understanding—or lack of understanding—relates to patients getting screened for colorectal cancer.


Kenneth Tarleton ’95 received the Recognition Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Nurse at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Before arriving at M.D. Anderson, he spent eight years as a travel nurse working in operation rooms across the U.S. Kenneth works in the Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at M.D. Anderson.


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“Rose is an outstanding addition to our leadership team at Vista and exemplifies the high quality of professionals who are responsible for the care of our patients,” said Barbara Martin, president and CEO of Vista Health System

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Benoit is a graduate of LSU-E, received her BSN from Loyola University, and MHA from Tulane University. Her new position is a homecoming as she worked from 1990 - 1993 at Lafayette General in the Emergency Department and as a House Supervisor.

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Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) July 24, 2011 Sunday Business People …
Mount Nittany Medical Center has promoted Linda Kuhlman to vice president of professional and clinical services. A lifelong resident of Centre County, Kuhlman has worked at the hospital for 37 years, starting the day after she received her diploma from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Altoona.

An article written by Professor Deborah Copeland was recently accepted for publication by the Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing Journal. The article, "Psychosocial Differences Related To Parenting Infants Among Single And Married Mothers," compared the psychosocial factors, self esteem, sense of mastery, life stress, and social support among first-time married and single mothers in early parenthood.

An article by Professor Kim Brannagan was recently accepted for publication by the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. The article explores the new validation framework to assist researchers in evaluating mixed research studies.

Professor Brannagan joined the School of Nursing's full-time faculty in 2007. Her areas of expertise are health promotion, physical fitness, mentoring nurses, disease management, finance, management, and research. She teaches classes at Loyola on Advanced Role Integration, Nursing Finance Resources, and Healthcare Systems Residency.


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