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NBC News

There are too few Latino nurses. COVID showed how important they are

Dean Antonia Villarruel of the School of Nursing, spoke about the structural barriers that prevent many Latino students from pursuing nursing and the important role Spanish-speaking nurses have played during the pandemic.

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The Washington Post

America’s largest beer company will buy the country a round if it hits Biden’s July 4 vaccination goal

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing said Anheuser-Busch’s campaign to incentive COVID-19 vaccination with free beer will not be enough on its own to help the U.S. meet its immunization goals. Still, she said, the campaign’s message hits “all the right notes for trying to make this a collective goal we all work for.”

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AL DÍA News

Dr. Antonia Villarruel, advancing the top nursing school in the world

Antonia Villarruel was profiled for her emphasis on diversity and inclusion in her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing. “If we are advocates for our patients and for our communities, we have to demonstrate that same level of commitment by making sure that our education is open to diverse students and practitioners,” she said.

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The Washington Post

West Virginia is offering an incentive to get vaccinated: Money

Alison M. Buttenheim of the School of Nursing says a cash incentive for vaccines could be effective. Jonah Berger of the Wharton School is doubtful.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A year of isolation was hard on older adults with dementia. Families and experts wonder how much damage can be undone

With the pandemic triggering declines in aging and dementia patients, Pam Cacchione of the School of Nursing shares a personal story about how the elderly living on their own during the pandemic face different challenges than those in nursing homes.

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