Members of Laureate Alpha Lambda, Fairfield Bay, have been very busy from beginning day Aug. 30 to their opening meeting Sept. 6 at the home of President, Mary Mills. Beginning day, all members received tiaras signaling they were “Queens for a Day” at the home of Karen Kleman. This was followed by a potluck including a “Queenly” decorated cake.

At Mills’ home, the sorority was treated to a Powerpoint presentation from Marcia Byers, PhD., RN. Dr. Byers currently serves as the Director of Research for UAMS Regional Programs. Dr. Byers’ focus as a research investigator is to improve Arkansan’s health. She participates in projects that are related to health challenges facing our state. In her presentation, she offered the outcomes for the question of whether the quality of care was higher for nurse-led wellness visits as opposed to physician led wellness visits in specific clinics. The conclusions drawn were that nurses enhanced clinical preventive services in these primary care clinics.

The presentation was followed by an open-ended question and answer session with Dr. Byers.