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OUHSC Students Win National Award for Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

OUHSC Students Win National Award for Community-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts


Published: Friday, October 22, 2021

Six students from the OU Health Sciences Center have been recognized with the George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award for their efforts to provide community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics through the Unity Clinic.

Jarad Anderson, Christa Bellack, Tram Le and Brandon Moritz from the College of Medicine and William “Tate” Atkinson and Addison Davis from the Hudson College of Public Health were selected for their poster presentation “IPE in Practice: Putting Shots in Arms,” which highlighted the initiative. Over the course of several months, Unity Clinic student leaders trained approximately 300 OU health professional students in vaccine injection practices, safety and quality. Volunteers contributed more than 7,500 hours of service and administered over 35,000 vaccinations.

Presented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Nexus Award celebrates exemplary interprofessional collaboration in the United States and those who are thinking and acting differently where practice and education connect in health systems.

Read the full story at https://www.ou.edu/insideou/articles/2021/october/ouhsc-students-win-national-award-for-community-based-covid-19-vaccination-efforts?utm_source=email&utm_id=IOU-Oct20