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  • Press Releases  |  Aug 31, 2010

    The University of Illinois at Chicago's Shannon Zenk will examine how stress and the neighborhood environment influence diet and exercise and affect the risk for obesity in vulnerable populations. In partnership with other professors at UIC's College of Nursing, the research made possible by her Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars grant will provide necessary information as to how daily stressors combined with environment can cause obesity.

     

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 30, 2009

    Through his research in pain detection, Martin Schiavenato of the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing is developing a tool to help health care providers more accurately assess pain in infants, young children and people with dementia who cannot articulate their pain. His Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar research will support this work.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 24, 2009

    Selected as one of just 15 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars this year, Janice Goodman of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions is using her grant to provide early intervention to encourage healthy mother/infant bonding for first time mothers who are at high risk of developing postpartum depression. The goal is to reduce postpartum depression and its negative effects on child development.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    East Carolina University’s Donna Roberson will conduct her Nurse Faculty Scholar research on strategies to slow the spread of HIV infection among women who have been incarcerated or detained in jail. Roberson will develop an educational tool designed to help women detained or incarcerated in jail avoid contracting HIV upon release.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    Angela Hudson of the University of California, Los Angeles is using her Nurse Faculty Scholar grant to conduct research on HIV and pregnancy prevention strategies among youth in foster care. Her goal is to identify ways to give at-risk kids a better start, and provide them with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions for themselves.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    As one of 15 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars selected this year, Jesus Casida of Wayne State University plans to study sleep disruption, depression, and impaired cognitive function afflicting patients with advanced heart failure. His goal is to develop an intervention and strategies so nurses can help patients have a better quality of life after implantation of an LVAD (mechanical heart).

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    Eric Hodges will focus his Nurse Faculty Scholar research on parental feeding patterns to determine how they influence infant and child eating patterns later in life. Using home visits and data collection, he will examine other environmental and social factors that could contribute to childhood obesity. Hodges is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Nursing.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    Michael Gates of San Diego State University’s School of Nursing will use his Nurse Faculty Scholars grant to examine the supplemental nurse workforce and survey different types of supplemental nurses. “Finding out what health care facilities can do better to improve the supplemental nurse work experience, while improving patient outcomes, would be a tremendous asset to health care workforce planning,” Gates says.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    Nurse Faculty Scholar Ruth Taylor-Piliae will use her grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the health effects of tai chi in stroke survivors. She will develop a tai chi exercise program for stroke survivors and compare the results with those from other types of rehabilitation care. Taylor-Piliae is an assistant professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona.

  • Press Releases  |  Sep 23, 2009

    Versie Johnson-Mallard is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar from the University of South Florida. She is using this competitive grant to study strategies to prevent the spread of viral sexually transmitted infections among college students and young adults.

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