Scholars

Each of these nurses is poised to become an exemplary nurse leader who will transform health care in communities and nationwide, help build a Culture of Health, and inspire the next generation of nurses.

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Jacqueline Vo
2015 cohort, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jacqueline Vo, BSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in researching the cardiovascular effects of toxicities related to breast cancer treatment. There is a lack of knowledge about this area and Vo wants to ensure that breast cancer survivors receive the information they need to be aware of cardiovascular problems that may result from chemotherapy or radiation. Early diagnoses tend to lead to better prognoses.

Vo earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

She works as a staff nurse in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit at UAB Hospital, where she has developed a passion for supporting long term ICU patients. She hopes to one day develop a group that helps these patients and their families cope with the emotional aspects of long-term stays in an ICU. She is particularly interested in working with the families of patients using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ECMO patients during their bridge to heart and/or lung transplant recovery.

Vo lives in Hoover, AL.

Natalie Voigt
2015 cohort, Columbia University

Natalie Voigt, MSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar at North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, is interested in health promotion and understanding the health information needs of adolescent girls. She became interested in this area after her medical mission trips to Haiti where she discovered this widespread need among adolescent girls and young women. She plans to work first with with local Haitian-American communities, and she hopes eventually to translate her work to have a global impact.

Voigt earned her Associate Degree in nursing from Miami Dade College, her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Barry University.

Voigt began her career on a medical surgical unit, then progressed to a cardiac stepdown and post interventional unit while living in South Florida. She later moved to New York and worked as an assistant nurse manager on a surgical progressive care unit. She currently works as an assistant nurse manager on a telemetry and post cardiothoracic surgery unit at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY.

Voigt lives in Queens, NY.

Tanya Wallace-Farquharson
2015 cohort, University of Miami

Tanya Wallace-Farquharson, MSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in conducting research aimed at improving health, health care, and health outcomes in the maternal, infant, and child population. She has particular interests in addressing health disparities, such as infant mortality, low birth weight, and preterm birth, which continue to disproportionately affect minority populations.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Wallace-Farquharson has extensive experience in pediatrics, ranging from inpatient care to community health. Prior to returning to school full-time at the University of Miami, she worked as a pediatric cardiac intensive care nurse at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. Her prior experiences include working as a pediatric cardiovascular intensive care nurse fellow at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and a pediatric case manager/care coordinator and nursing program specialist for the Orange County Health Department in Orlando, FL.

Wallace-Farquharson lives in Orlando, FL.

Pamela Weber
2016 cohort, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Pamela Weber, MSN, BSN, RN, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, is interested in studying the meta-cognitive aspects of experiential learning using simulation. She is particularly interested in research using simulation as an investigative methodology to improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for Veteran patients.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Master of Science in Nursing Business and Health Systems.

Weber is the Associate Chief Nurse of Education and Director of the Simulation Center at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the University Of Michigan School Of Nursing. Prior to her work in the nurse executive field, Weber was instrumental in transforming and implementing systems that have improved nursing practice and structural development as the Ann Arbor VA Recruitment and Academics Program Coordinator. Weber’s past clinical experience includes working as a Emergency Department registered nurse at three large tertiary health care systems in Michigan including; the University of Michigan Medical Center, Oakwood Healthcare, and Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor.

In May 2016, she was awarded both the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 11 Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nursing.

Weber lives in Ann Arbor, MI.