Summer 2023 - Global Initiatives
Whether through study abroad, mission trips, or external partnerships, LHSON faculty and students have been actively participating in Global Initiatives this summer. In May, Dr. Renee’ Jones and Dr. Deborah Petty traveled with a team of students on a study abroad trip to Vietnam where students learned traditional medicine and participated in learning activities at Nam Dinh University and the Vietnam National Children’s Hospital in Hanoi. Also in May, our own Dr. Lori Spies in collaboration with Dr. Beth Lanning on the Waco campus, led a group of students from both nursing and public health on a study abroad trip to Rwanda where students helped conduct research and learned more about global health. Our domestic mission in June was led by Dr. Amee Moreno, Dr. Brandy Brown, and Jamie Quinn. This team of almost twenty traveled to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, where they provided care for those in need in our border counties. Looking ahead to July, please be in prayer for Dr. Kelly Rossler, Dr. Tiffany Flood, and thirteen of our LHSON students as they will be traveling from July 6th through July 21st to Zambia on a mission trip. This team will be working with Northrise University and Impact Ndola to serve the local community.
The global programs at the LHSON have not only impacted people all over the world but led to opportunities for our faculty to present their expertise at international conferences. In July, nursing leaders from all over the world will gather in Montreal, Canada at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress to share knowledge and opportunities for international collaboration. The LHSON will be well represented at this conference. Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Jones, Dr. Lori Spies, and Dr. Lyn Prater who will be presenting their global work and representing the LHSON at this event.
If you are interested in getting involved with Global Initiatives at the LHSON or if you would like to donate to support the international work of faculty, staff, and students, please reach out to Dr. Amy Anderson, our Global Initiatives Coordinator, at Amy_Anderson3@baylor.edu for more information.