Updated: August 26, 2013 2:11AM
Lewis University, Romeoville
Honor: The Psychology Department recently honored Lauren Mead of Wauconda for excellence in areas of research, service and academics.
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.
Study abroad: Emily Robinson of Zion is participating in a study abroad program in Piura, Peru, this summer. In Piura, the students will gain community clinical experience at a Catholic parish called Sacramento Santisimo and will develop a global view of health care by being immersed in a new culture. The summer program offers educational nursing experiences at all levels. Sacramento Santisimo parish has a full nursing staff and a health clinic including a surgical suite for visiting medical teams from the United States. If a medical team is visiting, Marquette students will assist in pre- and post-surgical areas. Students will also work in the parish clinic monitoring pregnant women and helping with general clinic duties. Most of the students’ time will spent be working in Piura’s surrounding villages to gain experience in a parish-operated hospice, to practice teaching health-related information to school children, and to provide care in emergency room and nursing home settings. Students also conduct home visits in local villages to assess problems such as hypertension, diabetes and pressure sores, as well as to help with personal care and hygiene. All of the home visits are to patients and families who are part of the caseload of the nurses employed by Sacramento Santisimo. The group will be in Piura for four weeks.