Nursing Faculty, Student Accepted to Paul Ambrose Scholars Program

College of Nursing Assistant Professors Catherine Carrico, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP and Becky Davis, DNP, APHN-BC, along with DNP student Luisa Taylor have been accepted into the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program.

The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program is planned and implemented by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), the professional organization representing accredited and emerging graduate public health programs, medical and health professions faculty, and students dedicated to interprofessional prevention education and research. APTR advances population-based and public health education, research and service by linking and supporting members from across the academic prevention community.

The Paul Ambrose Scholars Program honors Paul Ambrose, MD, MPH who was onboard American Airlines flight 77 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. Paul was the seventh APTR Luther Terry Fellow and Senior Clinical Advisor in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. He worked closely with the Surgeon General’s office and his commitment to promoting public health and preventing disease was a critical force in the development of The Surgeon General’s Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity for which he served as a senior editor for the publication.