Ann E. Schiele Presidential Endowment Fund Recipients Attend Workshop
Thanks to the generosity of the Dr. Ann E. Schiele Presidential Endowment Fund, Roxanne Oliver, DNR, RN, APN, FNP-BC, director of the Graduate Programs, and Lindsey Luther, MS, APRN, FNP-C, assistant instructor, accompanied two Family Nurse Practitioner students, Rebecca Fares and Kelly Saltsman, to New York City. The group attended an intensive interdisciplinary immersion workshop in health care communication presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at SUNY. Throughout the workshop, they participated in improvisation and communication activities designed to help health care providers become better listeners, leaders, and communicators in a variety of health care settings. They also enjoyed a surprise visit from Alan Alda himself (see picture), who described the impact that this training can have on health care providers and its importance to our work as scientific experts and patient advocates. Upon return, the students and faculty hope to share the communication strategies they've learned with faculty and students alike.