JSU Driving Safety and Health Education Grants, Payne Scholarship to USM | Jackson Free Press


Girmay Berhie, Ph.D., senior researcher and dean of the College of Health Sciences, said public health informatics and technology will provide students with the opportunity to compete in a digital environment. Photo courtesy of Girmay Berhie

Jackson State University’s College of Health Sciences recently received a $ 10 million cooperative grant from the U.S. Bureau of Health and Human Services National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. ONC created a Public Health Informatics and Technology Workforce Development Program to enable JSU to train public health professionals in scientific data collection to improve clinical and medical decisions.

JSU is also using the Collaborative Grant to partner with the Cora S. Balmat School of Nursing at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, to develop training programs for Alcorn students in nursing informatics. JSU will offer certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of computer science and analysis at all colleges as part of an interdisciplinary partnership.

JSU faculty and staff will jointly contribute to the development of online and in-person course programs that will train students and professionals in bioinformatics, data science, data analysis, nursing informatics, business analysis, health informatics. and public health informatics. The College of Health Sciences will work with JSU experts from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Development, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Honors College and College of Liberal Arts .

For more information, visit jsums.edu.

MJCPC receives grant from Mississippi Highway Safety Bureau

The Mississippi Office of Highway Safety recently awarded the Jackson State University’s Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition a continuation grant of $ 361,928 to help tackle the dangers of impaired driving in Mississippi for fiscal year 2021. -2022.

The MJCPC is the state’s premier adult impaired driving awareness program, according to a statement from JSU. It focuses on counties in Mississippi where the number of alcohol-related deaths is high and works to promote behavior change among repeat offenders.

The grant for the 2021-2022 fiscal year includes an additional component to provide information to adults 65 years of age and older. The program will coordinate with law enforcement agencies to promote the prevention of impaired driving, provide educational information on prevention and organize awareness presentations on the prevention of impaired driving.

For more information, visit jsums.edu/mjcpc.

USM launches new Payne scholarship

The School of Professional Nursing Practice at the University of Southern Mississippi recently implemented a new program called the Payne Scholarship for students in its RN-BSN nursing program. The scholarship is open to any RN-BSN student who is a resident of Mississippi, who has not received a transfer scholarship, and who submits a 1 to 2 page essay on the benefits of an RN to BSN degree.

The Payne Scholarship has a pool of $ 50,000 and is used for both tuition and books for the seven students selected for the program each semester. The scholarship covers $ 2,100 per student each semester for tuition fees and allows an additional $ 280 for the cost of books for the courses.

Payne scholarship recipients for the fall 2021 semester include Josette Arledge, Christa Burton, Hope Gray, Maegan Rose, Tyler Cruz, Sarah DeJarnette and Victoria Milton.

USM’s Nursing BSN program admits students during the fall, spring and summer semesters. For more information, visit the program’s website.


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