Alumni and faculty research improves infant health care
At 9 p.m. on a Friday, many young professionals are unwinding, preparing to enjoy the beginning of a weekend away from the office. Not Kelly McGlothen. This is when the 26-year-old nurse comes to life as she heads expeditiously toward the Biobehavioral Research Laboratory in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center.
Pattern of Progress
Every student dreams of graduation. They anticipate wearing a cap and gown, imagine the pomp and circumstance and envision the pride in their family’s eyes. But the road to completing their education is never easy, especially for students who embark on the rigors associated with achieving a nursing degree.
As a young girl in South Texas, Juanita Ruth Kirkpatrick Smith would eagerly await her mother’s return home from her shift as a special duty nurse. She loved listening to her mother recount her workday with stories of how she helped patients by assisting other nurses and doctors.