EU-US Atlantis IMPACT Project Partners Meet at City Tech
New York City College of Technology hosted a meeting in early December 2011 for U.S. Department of Education grant partners in the EU-US Atlantis IMPACT Project. The project, jointly administered and funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture, provides grants for four to five years to add a European Community-United States dimension to international curriculum development and related student exchanges.
Attending the City Tech meeting hosted by Professors Kathryn Richardson, chair, and Patricia Cholewka, Department of Nursing, were Dr. Aurelija Blazevicine (Lithuania University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania); Dr. Jurate Macijauskiene (Lithuania University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania); Dr. Bridget Johnston (University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland); and Dr. Coral Snodgrass (Canisius College, Buffalo, NY). After holding meetings in Scotland and Lithuania, this was the group’s first visit to the City Tech and New York City. Group sessions included updating the project work plan and presentation of a summary of progress by Dr. Snodgrass, the project’s external evaluator.
After meeting with City Tech administrators, including Dean of the School of Professional Studies Barbara Grumet, Grants Office Director Barbara Burke, and Professor Richardson, the group visited Mount Sinai Hospital Center where they toured a medical-surgical unit and a palliative care unit, and attended an informational session about the EPIC documentation system. They also toured the newly dedicated NYSIM Center at Bellevue Hospital Center. Created through a partnership between The City University of New York and New York University Langone Medical Center, the NYSIM is one of the nation’s largest urban health science simulation training facilities. They also squeezed in enough time to see many New York City sights.