Publications & Awards

Reisch, R, Boggis, TL, Shaffer, K, Brown, S, Black, A. (2011). Description of a Model of Interprofessional Global Education for Allied Health Students. Health and Interprofessional Practice1(1):eP1001. More information is available at the Health and Interprofessional website.

Van Nice, Alicia; Potter, Anna; Johnson, Dona; and Hursey-King, Pamela, "Nicaragua Project" (2011). Innovative Practice Projects. Paper 16. More information is available on the Innovative Practive Projects website. 

Ableman, Kelly; Perez, Kelly; Piper, Emily; and Tamulinas, Alys, "Nicaragua Project" (2010). Innovative Practice Projects. Paper 5. More information is available on the Innovative Practice Projects website. 

Boggis, T. (June 2009). Health promotion for elders in Nicaragua: Interdisciplinary international educational opportunities for Pacific University health programs. Interface: Journal of Education, Community, and Values 9 (5).


Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Care for Elders in Nicaragua: Rebecca Reisch and Kelli Shaffer
More information is available on the Healthcare for Elders in Nicaragua (pdf) poster.

Health Promotion for Elders in Nicaragua: A Community Based Rehabilitation Approach: Tiffany Boggis and Amber Black
More information is available on the Community Based Rehabilitation (pdf) poster.

Development of a Study Abroad Elective Course for Pharmacy Students: Sarah White
More information is available on the Study Abroad Elective Course for Pharmacy Students (pdf) poster.


Awards & Recognition

Alcaldía Municipal de Granada (2011)
Awarded by the mayor of Granada to Pacific University College of Health Professions in recognition of the deans/directors, faculty, staff and students for their on-going service and contribution to the promotion of health and wellness for older adults in Granada.

Jenzabar Foundation: Community Service & Humanitarianism Award (2009)
AwardedBest in Class” for exceptional work in the area of community service, an honor that drew nearly 150 nominations from institutions across the United States.

El Nuevo Diaro (Jan 6, 2009) Ancianitos Granadinos Recebin Asistencia Médica
Recognized in one of the national Nicaraguan newspapers for our work to promote improved health for elders in Nicaragua.

Pacific University (various years)
Pacific University has recognized and supported the work of the College of Health Professions Nicaragua initiative through a Berglund fellowship, a faculty education development grant, and a Faith Gablenick award with the aim to facilitate on-going efforts to promote interdisciplinary international education of health professional students and the improved health and well-being of elders in Nicaragua.

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) (2012)
CNCS recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes for their communities. CNCS named Pacific University to the President's Community Service Honor Roll commending the University for multiple exemplary projects the institution undertook with specific mention of the Nicaragua initiative.