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  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Andrea Landis, PhD, RN, APRN is an assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Nursing. Her research addresses the relationship between sleep and obesity in adolescents.  She is currently focusing on examining the effects of sleep deprivation on body composition, diet, food cravings, physical/sedentary activity, metabolic and endocrine function, and stress in adolescents. 

     

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Timothy Landers, PhD, RN, CNP is an assistant professor in the Ohio State University College of Nursing. His research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of antibiotic resistant infections. For his RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar research project, Dr. Landers is investigating the five most common bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to see if improving hand hygiene reduces these bacteria.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Cheryl Giscombé, PhD, RN, FAEN is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Her research focuses on how the social and cultural context of African American women’s lives influences stress-related obesity and diabetes risk. Dr. Giscombé previously developed a conceptual framework called Superwoman Schema (SWS), which suggests that obligations to present an image of strength, to suppress emotions, and to prioritize caregiving over self-care may influence health disparities in African American women.

     

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Maja Djukic, PhD, RN is an assistant professor at New York University College of Nursing. Her research interests focus on exploring personal and organizational factors associated with the implementation of evidence-based nurse work environment improvement strategies. As an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar, Djukic hopes to make important contributions to the inter-professional field of implementation science.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Dr. Elizabeth Cohn’s research project focuses on increasing the representation of minorities in genetic, epigenetic and genomic research through community engagement. In addition to teaching at the University of Columbia School of Nursing, Dr. Cohn is associate chair of research for the Hip Hop Public Education Center, and has a federally funded academic-community partnership with the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 27, 2012
    PRINCETON, N.J., August 27, 2012 – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today awarded the fifth round of grants to 12 junior faculty nurses from around the country to develop the next generation of academic nurse leaders and strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of schools of nursing. 
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 31, 2011

    Emily Haozous, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. Dr. Haozous studies the relationship between digital storytelling, medical mistrust, and patient intent to receive cancer screening among American Indian/Alaskan Native people. She hopes this research will help to improve cancer outcomes in the AI/AN communities.

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 31, 2011

    Dr. Nalo Hamilton, PhD, RN, WHNP/ANP-BC, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing. Dr. Hamilton is interested in the development of breast cancer and its impact on women of diverse ethnic backgrounds. She hopes that the discovery of unique biomarkers for breast cancer development and progression may improve patient screening and treatment outcomes.

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 31, 2011

    Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, RN, MPH, CPH, is developing a culturally specific Teen Dating Violence prevention intervention, which consists of strategies directed towards the student, their parents and the school. Ultimately, she hopes that this project will be implemented in high schools throughout the world. Click here for more information on Dr. Gonzalez Guarda’s research on violence prevention.

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 31, 2011

    Jill H. Esquivel, PhD, RN, NP, is working to develop a culturally appropriate intervention to improve self-care and knowledge of Heart Failure in Hispanic patients. She believes this intervention, created specifically for Hispanics, will reduce the risk of re-hospitalization in Heart Failure patients.

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