Education, Nursing

Marquette Telehealth Accelerator announces grant awardees

The Marquette University Telehealth Accelerator announced the awarding of three grants, each worth up to $20,000, to faculty members pursuing projects that explore, make an impact on, and advance telehealth. These projects pilot ways to expand access to care through telehealth and create education to enhance telehealth care delivery.

The awardees are as follows:

  • Jessica Zemlak, College of Nursing: Tele-PrEP: Telehealth for Enhanced Access to PrEP Among Marginalized Women
  • Lee Za Ong, assistant professor of counselor education and counselor psychology in the College of Education: Learning Non-Verbal in Telehealth (LeNViT): A Pilot Project
  • Karisse Callender, assistant professor of counselor education and psychology in the College of Education: A Novel Pilot Intervention Using Virtual Delivery of Integrative Art-Based Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT-Art) to Improve Mental Health Outcomes in Black Women

In 2021, a $1.5 million start-up grant to the College of Nursing from a private family foundation launched the interdisciplinary Telehealth Accelerator, focused on student and provider education, educational development, research and innovation generation, and patient-centered support, with an overarching goal of supporting virtual Cura Personalis, where access to and equity within healthcare are enhanced.

Marquette’s Telehealth Research Community, associated with the Telehealth Accelerator, unites researchers and practitioners across disciplines to engage students, staff, faculty and the local community. The TRC provides an opportunity to expand and promote the usefulness and accessibility of telehealth as a resource.

Marquette faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to join the TRC. For more information, click here.