1 September 2016

Geneva Partners with the Jonas Center

The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare announced a partnership to support Geneva’s first scholarship for nursing research to advance military medicine. The scholarship will fund a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing doctoral candidate whose goal is to transform the diagnosis process for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – an area of scientific study with potential for impact beyond military and veteran communities.

“With aligned missions and nursing at the core of each organization, The Geneva Foundation and the Jonas Center make ideal partners,” said Brigadier General (Ret.) William T. Bester, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Advisor, Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program. “Geneva is leading some of the most innovative research in the world to benefit soldiers, veterans and their families. Together, we hope to enhance this work through the combined expertise of nursing leaders dedicating their careers to the same cause.”

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ph.D. candidate Tamar U. Rodney, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, was selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship, to be matched by Johns Hopkins, for research focused on identifying biomarkers to aid in the screening process for PTSD in veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

“We are excited to partner with the Jonas Center in support of TBI and PTSD research – two critical and challenging issues affecting both military and civilian populations,” said Jane S. Taylor, BSN, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of The Geneva Foundation. We are also grateful for this unique opportunity to continue our enduring support of military nursing research in order to improve the clinical, functional, and quality of life outcomes for U.S. service members, their families, and ultimately, the broader community.”

Learn more about this exciting partnership here!