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ENHP Day 2015Save the date: The next ENHP Day is on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.


The College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions held its fourth annual ENHP Day on April 22, 2015 to showcase the scholarly and research endeavors of students and faculty. The daylong event featured 108 student and faculty presentations and talks by keynote speakers Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (Teachers College at Columbia University) and Maria Itayra Padilha (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil). We also conferred the first excellence through relevance Faculty Research Award to Dr. Beth Taylor, and held an early childhood education mixer and reception for all.


  • Students and faculty from health sciences and nursing, education, and rehabilitation sciences presented their scholarly work throughout the day.
  • The first annual excellence through relevance Faculty Research Award was awarded to Beth Taylor, assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing. She was honored for achieving significant impact through sustained effort in translational research. She translates cutting-edge research into practical health promotion and cardiovascular disease prevention. Read story
  • Itayra Padilha, PhD, RN, discussed "The State of Nursing and Nursing Research at UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil).” We also announced an exciting new partnership with UFSC. View the slides
  • Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, PhD, co-editor of Teacher Education and Black Communities: Implications for Access, Equity and Achievement, spoke on "Seeing and taking the time to notice: Looking beyond partial representations in the classroom." Earlier in the day, she also led a talk and discussion at Hartford Public High School.
  • Early Childhood Education Career Mentoring Mixer Faculty members Paige Bray, Toko Oshio, and Regina Miller hosted this event for fun and networking. Insights, stories, and professional adventures were shared among students in early childhood and colleagues in the area, including alumnae from the early childhood education program.

Past ENHP Days