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Faculty Research Nets Funds

June 19, 2007

ST. LOUIS – A Maryville University faculty member has received a grant from the Greater St. Louis Health Foundation that will allow her to conduct research that will help stroke patients regain the use of their hands. With the $12,788 Foundation grant, coupled with a previously received $5,000 grant from the Missouri chapter of the […]

Maryville Student Wins Volunteer Award

May 21, 2007

Like many community organizations, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital has come to expect great things from the Maryville University students who volunteer. For the second straight year, a University student has been named the hospital’s “Rookie Volunteer of the Year.” The latest award recipient is sophomore Stacy Straub of Staunton, Ill., who is majoring in […]

OT Major To Participate In National Conference

April 16, 2007

Jamie Van Dillen will get a glimpse of her professional future in April when she serves as a page for the Representative Assembly of the American Occupational Therapy Association at the AOTA’s annual conference in St. Louis. “I was so excited when they called me with the news,” said Van Dillen of St. Charles, a […]

Phares Wins District Award

April 2, 2007

Like everyone else in the audience of the District 15 meeting of the Missouri Nurses Association (MONA), Dianna Phares, Ph.D., APRN, BC, assistant professor of nursing at Maryville University, listened attentively as the emcee began to read a biography of the district’s 2007 Nurse of the Year award recipient. As the emcee continued, Phares realized […]

Maryville-Washington University Collaboration

March 28, 2007

Explaining serious medical conditions to adults can be challenging enough. Trying to get children to understand them requires special talent. And special talent is what Maryville University students Ami Wilson and Christine Warner possess. Wilson and Warner teamed up with The Internet Stroke Center at Washington University’s School of Medicine to produce “When Grandpa Comes […]

Professor Honored By State Association

March 27, 2007

ST. LOUIS – Barbara Parker, M.S., CRC, director of Maryville University’s graduate rehabilitation counseling program, has been chosen as the 2007 Outstanding Professional of the Year by the Missouri Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (MAMFT). Parker received her award at the association’s annual conference on March 31 at Saint Louis University. “I was very […]

Dean Heading To Haiti On Goodwill Mission

February 22, 2007

Many Maryville students and staff will spend Spring Break helping those in need in the southeastern United States. Charles Gulas, Ph.D., PT, GCS, dean of Maryville University’s School of Health Professions, is going the extra mile, literally, by traveling to the impoverished Caribbean island of Haiti to provide treatment and education for its citizens. Gulas […]

Debbie Fritz Retiring from Nursing Faculty

February 16, 2007

Fifteen years of dedicated service and invaluable contribution to Maryville University’s nursing program are drawing to a close for Debbie Fritz, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing, who recently announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2006-07 academic year. Fritz, who has been a nurse practitioner for 12 years and who currently teaches graduate […]

Professor Aims To Stop Students From Smoking

February 9, 2007

Debbie Fritz, Ph.D., assistant professor of nursing at Maryville University, has been chosen to present her research on high school smoking at the 20th annual Pacific Nursing Research Conference in Hawaii, from March 22-24. Fritz conducted her 2003 study as part of her doctoral program at Saint Louis University. The research revolved around high school […]

Cibulka To Study Link Between Dental Health, Healthy Pregnancies

January 11, 2007

Research to be conducted by Maryville University nursing professor Nancy Cibulka, Ph.D., APRN, BC, and her fellow nurse practicioners at Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s OB-GYN clinic, will give low-income women a reason to smile in more ways than one. Cibulka’s group has received a $26,404 grant from the B-JH Foundation to conduct a study that will examine […]


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