Gary Glauberman, UH Manoa Nursing faculty and PhD student, completed a 2-month nursing research fellowship in Japan at the University of Hyogo Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and the Community. Glauberman was invited to study disaster nursing alongside Japanese nursing faculty members, and to assist in developing student-learning activities for disaster nursing education.
During the fellowship, Glauberman learned valuable lessons about how nursing educators and public health nurses in Japan partner with local communities to prepare for earthquake and tsunami disasters. He also participated in nursing lectures, community health presentations, and discussions regarding current disaster relief efforts in Japan.
The University of Hyogo Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and the Community is internationally distinguished as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Nursing in Disasters and Health Emergency Management. It is located on the campus of the University of Hyogo College of Nursing Art and Science, in Akashi City, near Kobe, Japan.