Community Space for Health and Wellbeing

Professor Huey-Ming Tzeng, PhD, RN, FAAN used funding from a UT System Rising Star Award to renovate existing space in the School of Health Professions-School of Nursing Building. The new area encompasses 837 square feet, including a mobile classroom, a reception lobby, a multipurpose room, an office, and storage space. The Community Space for Health and Wellbeing, in partnership with the RISE Center, will support and facilitate patient-centered outcomes research, guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader health care stakeholder community. It will employ an approach that values engagement with community stakeholders (such as older adults, patients, family caregivers, health care providers, and policymakers) while also highlighting collective analysis and testing based on experience and social history. This community space will also be the site of the home technology lending library partially funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Technology Enhancement Award (June 2020-April 2021).

Tzeng, Huey-Ming PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Huey-Ming Tzeng Tzeng, who joined UTMB SON's faculty in 2019, currently holds the Odelia Brown McCarley Endowed Professorship in Nursing, which supports the scholarly activities of nursing faculty. Her own research focuses on patient safety and quality of care for adults, specifically fall prevention and patient engagement towards self-care. She uses both quantitative and qualitative research designs to address patient safety issues in clinical settings. Tzeng frequently has been published as lead author in peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of Patient Unit Safety and Care Quality: Promotion of SelfHealing Systems During Hospital Stays (Nova Science Publishers, 2008).