ENHP Day is Wednesday, April 26
8:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
JOIN US as students, faculty, and partners of the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions showcase their scholarly and research endeavors, as well as discuss contemporary issues in health and education sciences.
ENGAGE with keynote speakers addressing relevant, scholarly issues in health and education.
Community Considerations Keynote: Maggy Tomkins
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Auerbach Auditorium
Maggy Tomkins is a nurse educator and consultant with 30 years of international experience in the field of HIV. She has academic qualifications in sociology, nursing, education, and science and technology studies. Tomkins works for the Albion Centre in Sydney, Australia, a large outpatient centre for HIV and emerging infectious diseases with extensive experience in capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tomkins established education and information services at the Centre and currently manages its online education courses. She also consults on blood-borne pathogen exposure and has been involved in developing state, national, and international guidelines. Tomkins worked on projects with many countries in the region focused on health care worker education and safety.
Tomkins was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the University of Hartford in 1999-2000 and continues to teach the All University Curriculum course Epidemics and AIDS, as well as two nursing courses online for the University.
Methodological Tensions Keynote: Jacob Appel
4:45–5:45 p.m. Auerbach Auditorium
Jacob Appel is co-author of two books about using rigorous research to learn what works and what doesn't in the fight against poverty: More Than Good Intentions and Failing in the Field. Across the social sciences, from development economics to political science, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. Drawing on the experiences of top social scientists working in developing countries, this keynote will delve into failed projects and help guide practitioners as they embark on their research.
Appel studied math at Columbia University and began his career in international development at Innovations for Poverty Action, a research and policy nonprofit. There he helped design, execute, and write about field experiments to evaluate anti-poverty programs. He then worked in the social innovation sector, helping nonprofits, foundations, and for profits develop programs and campaigns that actively engage their constituents in doing good. Appel is currently pursuing a Master in Public Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.
Failing in the Field is available to purchase from the publisher and at the event.
EXPLORE the wealth of partnerships linking researchers with our greater Hartford community and the professions of education, nursing, health, and rehabilitation sciences worldwide.
EXCELLENCE of our University’s graduate students is also being celebrated as they present research projects, artistic performances, and exhibits at the University Graduate Research & Creativity Symposium from 5–7 p.m. in the 1877 Club. The Regents’ Honor Awards for Graduate Students will also be presented at this time.
Join us for all or any part of the day. For the complete schedule of events and parking information please visit: hartford.edu/enhpday