Better health for Kentucky. Together.
The Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) at NKU pioneers solutions to the health challenges facing Northern Kentucky. We drive change that directly addresses urgent unmet health needs.

 

What We Do


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Linking Community

No greater opportunity exists to change and improve lives than addressing population health challenges. The Institute is taking on the biggest, most important health challenges facing our communities.

Working Together

The Institute's focus on working together is a key piece of NKU’s commitment to forging partnerships to address population health initiatives. When we come together, we can uncover breakthrough solutions to our society's most challenging population health problems.

Innovative Solutions

Working with our campus and community partners, we are transforming health science education to better equip, empower, and most importantly, inspire health workers of tomorrow.

 


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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Support Group

Thursday, December 13, 12 - 1pm
Florence Branch of the Boone County Library
7425 US-42, Florence, Kentucky 41042

The Institute for Health Innovation at Northern Kentucky University and the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Coalition of Kentucky (NASCKY) are proud to partner on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Support Group. Parents, grandparents, and other guardians of children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome are invited to come to the meeting for support and to discuss opportunities for awareness and advocacy of NAS in the Northern Kentucky region.

Lunch provided
Free parking available

RSVP to Carolyn Noe at noec2@nku.edu for our catering headcount.


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Gannon Tagher

Gannon’s primary teaching focus is pediatric nursing.  Gannon also partners with NKU’s clinical instructors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to provide a seamless experience between the classroom and clinical environment.  Gannon also works with the Pathways to A Nursing Degree program which bring middle school students and high school students to campus in order to introduce them to the profession of nursing.  Her areas of interest are children with special healthcare needs and improving teaching methods in nursing education.  In addition, Gannon has received a University Community Partnership Grant to work with Pediatric Primary Care offices to improve outcomes for children with special healthcare needs.  Gannon was also awarded a summer fellowship and summer faculty grant to explore and present integrating concept mapping into both the clinical and classroom settings.

Besides teaching, Gannon is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Prior to coming to NKU, Gannon worked as a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, and as a pediatric nurse practitioner in hematology/oncology as well as developmental disabilities at CCHMC.  Currently, Gannon still practices one day a week in pediatric primary care.

Gannon has completed her Ed.D with a focus in Nursing Education at NKU.  She received both her BSN and MSN at the University of Kentucky.

Mary’s primary area of expertise is burn-trauma nursing and qualitative research. She worked for 30 years at Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Burn Unit assuming a variety of clinical and administrative positions.Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
Scott Fennell, Director of the Center for Environmental Restoration, has been with NKU since 1999. In addition to directing the CER, Scott’s primary responsibilities are managing the Northern Kentucky Stream and Wetland Restoration Program, an in-lieu fee compensatory mitigation program, and serving as its principal restoration engineer. Prior to coming to NKU, Scott was an environmental engineer and scientist working primarily in brownfields assessment and remediation. Scott has a BS in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental science, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky.
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