In Member Services

The Cheryl Jordan Scholarship is awarded to a non-physician burn team member with the opportunity and learn from an ABA verified burn center. Read about our three 2018 recipient’s experiences at their chosen burn center.

The next round of applications will be accepted between April and July 2020!

Alexis Castro, MS Child Life, Certified Child Life Specialist, Certified Trauma Practitioner shadowed the child life specialist (CLS) at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill, NC.

“Multiple aspects or tools from each person’s role resonated with me and I have been inspired to implement in my own practice and our burn center. I left energized and renewed in my spirit, but slightly overwhelmed by the amount of information I took in over the three and a half days!”

Brad Johanson, RN, BSN, MBA shadowed Brad Wiggins, RN, BSN at the University of Utah’s Burn Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

“Throughout my visit I spent most of my time with Brad Wiggins who was instrumental in making sure I met my learning objectives. Brad’s knowledge and willingness to share his experiences gave me a different perspective on burn center leadership. Additionally, I was able to shadow key members of the University of Utah’s Burn team and to get a more in-depth look into their areas of expertise to include wound care, new nurse orientation, clinics, and outreach programs.”

Andria Martinez, MOT-RL shadowed Beth Franzen, OTR/L at the Regions Burn Center in Minneapolis, MN.

“My objectives were to learn about facemask fabrication and fitting, garment fitting, how Region’s Burn Center treats burned hands, and the therapy presence in outreach and prevention. Specifically, I elected to visit Beth to learn about classic mask fabrication with plaster of paris. I feel that the only way to understand the evolution of face masks was to begin learning form the origination.”

“The time Beth spent with me has impacted me greatly and will continue to do so for the rest of my career. I truly appreciate her dedication and generosity during my trip. She is an excellent instructor and I hope to be as great a therapist and contributor to burn rehabilitation as she has been one day.”