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Waters to present results of study on Capitol Hill

October 14, 2016 | In Events, Faculty, Research

Fantastic job to Dr. Hugh Waters, who has been invited to Capitol Hill this November to present the findings of his research titled “The Health and Economic Impact of Obesity in the U.S.” The briefing is sponsored by the Milken Institute, a non-profit think tank that works to increase global prosperity through research and policy initiatives.

Dr. Waters’ research highlights the increasing rates of obesity in the U.S. and the economic burden it places on the nation. The prevalence of obesity has increased from 13 percent in 1962 to 36 percent in 2015, and treatment costs for this totaled $428 billion in 2014. Hugh will be presenting these findings to Congressional staff. Best of luck, Dr. Waters!

Li Defends Dissertation

October 14, 2016 | In Education, Research, Students

Congratulations to Dr. Yin Li, who on Tuesday successfully defended her dissertation titled “Primary Care Nurses: Their Value in the U.S. Primary Care System.”

Yin confidently handled many difficult questions while demonstrating her depth of knowledge on her topic. One of her committee members described the timeliness of her dissertation is “impeccable,” given the ongoing changes in our health care system. Great job, Dr. Li!

Seeking MSN Student for Research Practicum—Spring 2017

October 7, 2016 | In Research, Students

A team of nationally-recognized public health nursing experts working through the American Public Health Association is seeking a student to participate in conducting a systematic review of public health nursing interventions during the Spring 2017 semester.

Students can fulfill a research practicum for the master’s degree through this opportunity, and would have the opportunity to contribute as an author of a published manuscript.  Please contact Dr. Shawn Kneipp if interested, at: