Awais joined the college in January 2009. Awais was formerly with Ohio State Medical Center Information Technology department and has been a university employee since 2001. Awais is also an alumni of Ohio State.
Awais plans, coordinates, directs, and designs all operational activities of the IT department, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. Awais works closely with decision makers in the college to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.
The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.