Monday, December 16, 2019

By News and Internal Communications

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Dr. Helene Krouse, professor and associate dean for Interprofessional Education at the UTRGV School of Medicine, was conferred as a Fellow Ad Eundem in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Dec. 9, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

Krouse received this prestigious honor in recognition of her numerous accomplishments as a leader and scholar in advancing nursing knowledge, particularly otorhinolaryngology and head-neck nursing practice and research.

Her credits include more than 100 publications consisting of book chapters and articles in nursing, medical- and health-related journals, and national and international prominence as an author on several clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements within the field of otolaryngology.

Krouse also has been an advocate for patient education and shared decision-making as primary author of Plain Language Summaries in the area of Allergic Rhinitis and Cerumen Impaction.

She is past president of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She also sits on the editorial boards of ORL-Head and Neck Nursing and OTO Open.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.