225 Stories to Celebrate: Pitt Nurses Travel the World

Issue Date: 
March 19, 2012

“I want to see Pitt nursing students practice around the world, and I want nursing students from around the world to come here to Pitt,” says Pitt School of Nursing professor Ann Mitchell.

Mitchell’s vision is working; Pitt nurses travel to various countries and benefit from international, multidisciplinary networks. Mitchell herself received a Fulbright award to lecture and do research in Oman.

Mitchell’s colleague Paula Sherwood received a Fulbright award to work in Finland. She works with family caregivers to develop ways to relieve stress that may accompany caring as patients recover—or fail to recover—from treatment.

For his work in distance and simulation education as well as international volunteerism, Richard Henker earned both a Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and a Human Volunteers Overseas Golden Apple Award. Henker is professor and interim chair of Pitt nursing school's Department of Acute and Tertiary Care.

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