Nov. 16, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 46


In Memoriam

Of Note


UTHSC nursing students serve community

"The health fair gave many people who cannot afford to see a physician on a regular basis the opportunity to learn how to manage their health. I enjoyed helping to teach our community ways to improve and prolong their lives."

Kami Griffin
Nursing student

Photo of glucose test Third-semester nursing students (L-R) Kimberly Ramos, Choon Chan and Albert Kaiser test an elderly man's blood glucose level during the annual San Fernando Cathedral Health Fair held this October. Approximately 25 students participated as part of community health and chronic nursing care courses taught by associate clinical nursing professor Susan Grinslade and clinical nursing instructor Viola Benavente. The students tested more than 700 people and provided them with health-care counseling.

Photo of cholesterol test (L-R) Nursing students Kristina Luna and Vanessa Sotelo provide a health fair attendee with a cholesterol test.

"From the time I pricked their fingers to the time I gave them their cholesterol reading, I could see the concerned expressions on the people's faces. Many of the people I tested thanked me for giving them peace of mind about their health status. I was happy to provide them with as much information as I could because without this health fair and our help, many could not afford any other type of health services."

Leticia Alaniz
Nursing student