Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and Geneva have announced the recipients of a joint scholarship – two doctoral nursing candidates seeking to improve healthcare for veterans and military personnel. This marks the second time since 2016 that the organizations have partnered to award scholarships in support of their shared causes.
Ph.D. candidates Lisa Perla, MSN, RN, FNP, CNRN, CRRN and CDR Melissa R. Troncoso, MSN, NP-C, CHWC – both pursuing doctoral degrees at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD – were selected to each receive this prestigious Jonas-Geneva scholarship. Perla was selected for her studies on the role leadership plays in the VA’s rehabilitation case managers, who work to reintegrate veterans into the community. Troncoso’s research focuses on managing and preventing obesity among military personnel and veterans, an issue that has reached epidemic proportions. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, 78 percent of military veterans battle obesity, which is more than twice as high as the U.S. average of 35 percent.
“We are honored to once again partner with The Geneva Foundation to support leaders in the nursing industry who are spearheading some of the greatest healthcare issues facing our military and veterans,” said Brigadier General (Ret.) William T. Bester, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Advisor, Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. “The Geneva Foundation has made great strides in innovative medical research to improve the lives of soldiers and veterans.”
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