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  • Press Releases  |  Sep 11, 2013

    Dr. Candace Burton is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Her research is focused on the elucidation of biologic and behavioral impacts of the experience of teen dating violence on the health of young women.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 11, 2013

    Dr. Allison Burfield is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing.  She strives to improve the care of the elderly. Her current research is focused on improving how medications are used in the older adult to reduce polypharmacy and medication costs, while improving care outcomes and quality of life.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 11, 2013

    Dr. J. Margo Brooks Carthon is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is working to examine how nursing interventions such as discharge planning and coordination of care influence repeat hospitalizations among older minority patients. Dr. Brooks Carthon has published regarding nurse staffing and post-surgical mortality and the impact of nurse staffing on patient safety.

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 31, 2012

    Adejoke Ayoola, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Calvin College. The goal of her RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar research project is to find effective ways to educate low-income women at risk of unplanned pregnancy about reproductive changes related to their menstrual cycle.

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 30, 2012
    Dr. Matthew Gallek’s research focuses on cerebral vasospasm, which is a devastating complication following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke caused when a cerebral aneurysm ruptures and causes bleeding in and around the brain. He is interested in functional outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke. Dr. Gallek’s long term goal is to identify patients at high risk for developing cerebral vasospasm, in order to facilitate more aggressive treatment.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 30, 2012
    While working as a Nurse Practitioner caring for individuals with dementia, LuAnn Etcher, PhD, GNP observed the negative impact that temporally patterned behaviors can have on the quality of life of those with dementia and their caregivers. As a result of this experience, Dr. Etcher became interested in finding ways to specifically detect and manage circadian based systems associated with Dementia. Dr. Etcher teaches graduate and doctoral level students an assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Nursing.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Gordon Gillespie, PhD, RN, FAEN is an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing where he studies the stressors and stress response of emergency department workers. He plans on using the information from his research project to develop an intervention that promotes the resilience and psychological health of victimized workers.  Click here to read more about Dr. Gillespie’s research in workplace violence.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. His research focuses on HIV and epidemiology, prevention and management of association drug resistant co-infections such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For his research project, Dr. Farley will conduct a randomized controlled trial of persons living with HIV who are colonized with MRSA bacteria. His ultimate goal is to inform practice among patients living with HIV.

     

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Susan Breiteinsten, PhD, RN is interested in developing innovative ways to deliver evidence based programs targeting young children and families experiencing economic and social hardships. For her research project, Dr. Breitenstein plans to develop and test digital delivery of a parent –training program for low-income, minority parents of young children.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Taura Barr, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the WVU School of Nursing and Prevention Research Center. Her program of research is centered on the use of genomic methodologies to identify biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, understand their relationship with post-stroke inflammation and immunity, and define the contributing environmental factors related to health disparity in underserved populations.  
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