“The Fascinating World of the Brain and Behavior” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Tammy Cupit, director of Nursing Science and Innovation at UTMB Health.
Dr. Cupit is an avid nurse scientist and has been both a principal and co-investigator in over half a dozen single and multi-site nursing research studies resulting in national and international presentations as well as publications that include a policy brief and the first coauthored study published in the United States examining front-line operational failures detected by medical-surgical nurses during their usual work shifts.
She serves on the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Ethics Committee, is vice chair of the Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee and chair of the Nursing Peer Review Committee for the entire UTMB Health System and has an adjunct associate professor appointment with the UTMB School of Nursing.
Dr. Cupit has received numerous awards over the past several years, including a community service award, two Good Samaritan Excellence in Nursing awards, the Sigma Theta Tau International Excellence in Mentoring award and the UTMB Anna Pearl Rains Nursing Leadership Award.
She is active in professional organizations, including the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association and the Association for Nursing Professional Development, chairs the Texas Medical Center’s Nursing Science Research Collaborative and volunteers with CASA, CPS and local schools where she collaborates with fellow nurses to provide family life and sexual health education.
The free lecture is open to the public.