You are here
Honors: Rachell Ekroos
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) has been named a "healthcare hero" for 2018 by Nevada Business Magazine. Ekroos, who received the Humanitarian Healthcare Hero award, was one of 10 health professionals from Southern Nevada honored by the publication in categories ranging from educator, administrator, and care provider to community partner, humanitarian, and innovator. A diverse panel of judges chose the honorees from among hundreds of nominees. She received the award during a recognition ceremony this month and is the ninth School of Nursing professor to receive the award in 13 years. Other current faculty members who have received the award in the past are Lori Candela, Rhigel "Jay" Tan, Susan VanBeuge, and Jessica Doolen.
An accomplished clinician, business woman, and entrepreneur, Ekroos has nearly 20 years of experience working with populations affected by violence. Globally recognized as a forensic nursing leader, she contributes as a subject matter expert on local, regional, national, and international committees, task forces, and work groups. Committed to advancing evidence-based and research-informed practices across multidisciplinary teams who respond to acts of violence, she is also a Distinguished Fellow of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Susan Lee Johnson will serve as first endowed chair in Liberal Arts; position will elevate history program to leader in the study of the Intermountain West.
Faculty-Staff Holiday Card Scholarship recipient has lifelong dream of being an Air Force pilot on the runway and picking up speed.
Thanks to a new online bachelor's degree in urban studies, Miranda Barrie has been able to work, travel, campaign, and study on her own terms.
As program manager for the Black Mountain Institute and "The Believer," the former vocalist lifts her voice to advocate for literacy in Las Vegas.
With the stamina of a triathlete, Kimberly Case-Nichols manages the logistics of clinic consolidations and facility expansions at the UNLV Medical School.
Ask this researcher about how citizens can be part of policy solutions.