ASU dean selected for competitive national nurse fellowship

July 31, 2014

Teri Pipe, dean of Arizona State University’s College of Nursing & Health Innovation, has been named one of just 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2014. Pipe joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the final cohort of this world-class, three-year leadership development program that is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders who are working to improve the United States health care system.

Pipe is an expert on nursing leadership with a focus on interprofessionalism, bringing nurses together with physicians and other health professionals, business people and policymakers, to help redesign and improve health in the United States. She is also an expert on mindfulness, which is an approach to help people increase their ability to perform by being fully present and in the moment. Her research interests include resilience in professional and clinical populations, health promotion and wellness, positive coping and stress management, oncology and gerontology. portrait of ASU nursing dean Teri Pipe Download Full Image

Begun by the foundation in 1998, the Executive Nurse Fellows program strengthens the leadership capacity of nurses who aspire to shape health care in their communities, states and nationally. The program will provide Pipe and her colleagues with coaching, education and other support to strengthen their abilities to lead teams and organizations working to improve health and health care. The program is located at the Center for Creative Leadership and co-directed by Linda Cronenwett, dean emeritus and professor at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and David Altman, executive vice president and managing director at the Center for Creative Leadership.

“At this moment, when the role of nurses in providing care and promoting health is expanding, and our country’s health care system is being transformed, we need nurse leaders with the strongest skills possible,” Cronenwett said. “The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is enhancing the leadership skills of talented nurses all across the country. Our alumni are a virtual ‘who’s who’ of accomplished, prestigious nurses, and we know that Teri Pipe and the other members of the 2014 RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows cohort will do a tremendous amount to improve health care and build a culture of health in the United States.”

“I am honored to participate in this important program, and am passionate about making the most of this opportunity to make positive change in the health of our communities across the United States,” Pipe said. “It is exhilarating to have this chance to strengthen leadership capacity in nursing and health. I look forward to learning with and from the other fellows involved in this important endeavor.”

Executive Nurse Fellows hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, and professional, governmental and policy organizations. They continue in their current positions during their fellowships, and each develops, plans and implements a new initiative to improve health care delivery in her or his community.

The fellowship is supported through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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ASU journalism school launches business reporting program

July 31, 2014

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is establishing a business reporting program through a $1 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation that will offer Arizona State University students unparalleled experiences while producing critical business and economic stories.

Opening in January, the Donald W. Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau will be the only university-based newsroom in the country that produces daily coverage of business and economic issues for regional and national media outlets. students working in a newsroom at the ASU Cronkite School Download Full Image

The Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau will be located in a state-of-the-art newsroom at the Cronkite School on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus and will be part of the news operations at Eight, Arizona PBS – the largest media organization run by a journalism school in the world. The bureau will also distribute stories through Cronkite News Service, which annually feeds some 700 stories to regional news organizations.

“The trustees of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation have aimed, from the beginning, to enhance the quality and integrity of journalism, focusing particularly on strengthening business journalism,” said Steve Anderson, Reynolds Foundation president. “The Cronkite School’s Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau will serve to better train the next generation of business journalists and, in the long run, to better serve society with in-depth reporting on increasingly complex business topics.”

As part of the grant, the Cronkite School will hire a prominent business journalist to serve as director of the bureau, leading newsroom operations and providing guidance to students during the fall and spring semesters. In the summers, the director will lead business coverage for the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national initiative where top journalism students from across the country report on an issue of national significance. The grant also annually covers four students to participate in News21 each summer, covering business and economic aspects of the project.

“The Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau will give our students extraordinary preparation to cover financial stories in business, government and even sports,” said Christopher Callahan, dean of the Cronkite School. “We sincerely appreciate the Reynolds Foundation’s tremendous support of our mission to educate the next generation of business journalists.”

The Reynolds Business Reporting Bureau is part of a growing constellation of Cronkite professional immersion programs that will be contributing to Eight, Arizona PBS. The new bureau marks the ninth immersion experience available to Cronkite students.

Others include Cronkite NewsWatch, a live, student-produced news broadcast that reaches 1.9 million households in Arizona; Cronkite News Service in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., in which students cover stories of concern to Arizona audiences; the New Media Innovation Lab, where students from various disciplines create cutting-edge digital media products; the Cronkite Public Relations Lab, where students develop PR strategies and campaigns for real clients; and the Public Insight Network Bureau, where students work with professional news organizations mining news sources and generating story ideas. Cronkite also is establishing immersive sports reporting programs in Phoenix and Los Angeles as part of its new sports journalism program.

Through generous support from the Reynolds Foundation, the Cronkite School has become the world’s leader in business journalism education. Cronkite is home to the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, a global training center dedicated to improving business journalism coverage; two endowed chairs in business journalism; and a national visiting professors program, which brings business journalism courses to journalism schools across the country. Cronkite is also home to the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the world’s leading association of financial journalists.

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, it has committed more than $115 million nationwide through its Journalism Program.

Reporter , ASU News