November 20, 2014
The 26th Annual Congress of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics was held this year from November 7th- 9th at Scottsdale, Arizona. With a packed 3-day programme of keynote, plenary and parallel sessions and 150 delegates from ten countries, it was important that the opening remarks from ISONG President, Professor Maggie Kirk, set the right tone.
March 7, 2014
Professor Maggie Kirk, Professor Donna Mead, Professor Ruth Northway and Dr Roiyah Saltus have contributed articles to a feature on International Women’s Day.
More than twelve USW academics shared their thoughts on what International Women’s Day means to them.
The feature also serves to highlight some of the important research taking place at the University, in areas as diverse as genetics, human rights, governance and reproductive health.
November 22, 2013
Maggie Kirk and Emma Tonkin from the The Genomics Policy Research Unit have been awarded the Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship—Clinical Scholarship prize for one of their papers at the 42nd Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Indianapolis, 15th- 20th November 2013.
Genetics-Genomics Competencies and Nursing Regulation was written with co-authors Kathleen Calzone (National Cancer Institute, US) and Naoko Arimori (St Luke’s College of Nursing, Japan). In the paper, they reported a survey and used three case studies to develop a model for nursing professions in other countries to locate their progress in engaging with genetics and genomics in nursing education, practice and policy, identifying critical success factors in doing so.