9 May 2017

Join the Conversation with Jonas-Geneva Scholar Tamar Rodney

Community leaders, members of Geneva’s Board of Directors, and Geneva’s leadership team gathered at the Fircrest Golf and Country Club in Fircrest, Washington for Geneva’s 4th Join the Conversation event. The event featured Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Ph.D. candidate and  board-certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Tamar U. Rodney, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, a scholarship recipient from Geneva’s collaboration with the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare.

Welcome remarks were given by Geneva’s Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Jane Taylor and President Elise Huszar. Ms. Rodney then gave an impactful presentation on her doctoral research, which is focused on transforming the screening process for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through identifying biomarkers in veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The presentation concluded with closing remarks by Geneva’s Board Chairman Mike W. Hansch.

At the event, Ms. Rodney shared her experience as a trauma nurse and her desire to provide the highest quality of care for her patients suffering from PTSD and TBI. She also spoke to the meaningful impact of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and Geneva scholarship on her research and professional development. Read more about the partnership here.

Among her other accomplishments, Ms. Rodney serves as the President-Elect of the Doctoral Students Association and the Executive Director of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing at Johns Hopkins, where she is a doctoral candidate.