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SAFE-T Center awarded grant to expand training, establish workforce advancement

Jun 29, 2021

Sexual assault victims have better outcomes when they receive specialized care, yet there is a shortage of trained sexual-assault nurses across the country, especially in rural areas. A $1.5 million, three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will allow the Penn State’s…

Rural availability of sexual assault nurse examiners

Apr 4, 2021

For victims of sexual assault, high-quality health care provided by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) is associated with improved health and prosecutorial outcomes. However, very little is known about access to SANEs. Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor and SAFE-T Center principal…

Frontline health care workers share perspective and advice

Mar 26, 2021

SSRI cofund Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor of nursing and principal investigator of the SAFE-T Center, is featured as one of Penn States hard-working health care heroes during the pandemic and shares advice on staying vigilant and how everyone can continue to do their part to help protect…

SAFE-T Center receives grant to increase access to SANE services on campus

Nov 5, 2020

The Penn State SAFE-T Center has been awarded a grant from the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to support their campus outreach plan, “Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center Campus Community Collaborative.” The proposal outlines a plan…

Miyamoto to be inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Aug 25, 2020

Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor of nursing and principal investigator of the SAFE-T Center, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Miyamoto will be formally recognized during the academy’s annual conference held virtually Oct. 29-31.  Fellowship in the academy…

Miyamoto selected for Betty Irene Moore Nurse Leaders and Innovators Fellowship

Jul 8, 2020

SSRI cofunded faculty member Sheridan Miyamoto is one of 11 nurse scientists accepted to the inaugural cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. This new fellowship program, funded by a five-year, $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation,…

SAFE-T Center creates blueprint for community-engaged response to sexual assault

Jul 1, 2020

Penn State’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center has been utilizing telehealth along with a community-engaged solution to enhance sexual assault care in rural and underserved communities in Pennsylvania. Now, its researchers are providing a guide to help others interested…

Knocking down the barriers to healthcare for rural sexual assault victims

May 3, 2020

The Penn State College of Nursing’s SAFE-T Center team, led by assistant professor and center director Sheridan Miyamoto, is working to address barriers to healthcare for rural sexual-assault victims with their new telehealth solution, the SAFE-T System. According to the center, there are more than…

SAFE-T Center takes part in congressional briefing on sexual assault victim care

Dec 3, 2018

The Penn State College of Nursing’s Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center played a key role in a congressional briefing Nov. 27 to educate congressional staffers about efforts to improve access to health care for sexual assault victims.  Some of those barriers include a…

Co-fund Miyamoto, Smeal students team up to address business challenges for SAFE-T Center

May 9, 2018

When the Penn State College of Nursing launched the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center in 2016, it envisioned a solution to enhance access to compassionate sexual assault care in underserved communities. What they still needed: a plan to sustain the center’s operations…