Her became interested in helping people regain function after spending much of his childhood at Hmong refugee camps in Thailand. He was surrounded by people injured during the Vietnam War, in which the United States recruited Hmong soldiers, including Her’s father, to fight communist forces. The wounded included his uncle, who was paralyzed on one side of his body.
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Jenna Amro is a productive member of a scientific research laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She can pipet, accurately measure scientific compounds, make agar plates that cells can grow on, properly put the cells on the plates, manage data, sterilize equipment in the autoclave, complete projects on DNA mutations, and more — and she only just finished high school.
Two faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Nursing have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop a comprehensive system of support services that will help admit, retain and graduate 30 Native American nursing students over the next four years.
She’s the first Hmong-American nurse in the country to earn her PhD, and she did it at UW Madison.
“Having nurses who are actually members of a community is really vital to addressing the great health disparity that actually exists in these communities,” said Dr. Audrey Tluczek, director of the recruitment program. Native American students are among the most under-represented on the UW-Madison campus. The enrollment of Native American students in the UW-Madison School of Nursing is no different.