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Margaret Hattori-Uchima '13 PhD, RN

Female nurse carrying supplies with a mask covering her mouth and nose.

Dean, University of Guam School of Health, Guam


April 7, 2020

I'm working with a group on Guam called "PPE for Guam" and they provided face shields to one of our clinics to pilot test. They are an amazing group trying to help our front line.

...It's getting worse here.


April 4, 2020

The virus has hit Guam hard and our limited infrastructure makes the work more difficult. I have the support of the University to continue training our [nursing] seniors and prepare them as best we can to enter the workforce. We are also charged with training other allied health workers to assist our two hospitals with the lower acuity patients and support our nurses.

Through the University of Guam we have been working hard to obtain PPEs for the hospital and other frontliners as well as organizing meals for over 200 staff working in the public health sites across the island.

And we are managing the medical health hotline in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Social Services. I am blessed to work with a university that is dedicated to helping our community.

Villanova bolstered my drive to face these challenges and gave me the skills I need to serve others. Veritas, Unitas and Caritas, thank you VU for giving those words life for me. 

Praying for an end to the battleā€¦ 

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