NIH-Funded Summer Research Opportunity

Georgia Southern University invites undergraduate and graduate nursing students to apply for a 6-week summer program hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute in collaboration with the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities at Mercer University. The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty … Continued

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Students: Need Assistance with your SNRS Poster?

SNRS 2016 is rapidly approaching! If you need assistance preparing a poster or oral presentation, please contact the Office of Communications at to get your project in our queue. In order to ensure the timely completion of your presentation, please follow our poster presentation checklist and submit your materials, with noted approvals from co-authors and/or faculty mentors, to us no later than January 8, 2016. SNRS material submitted after the deadline will be handled on time-available basis and completion in time for the conference is not guaranteed. We look forward to working … Continued

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Van Riper Receives Fulbright Specialist Grant

Congratulations to Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Family Health Division, who was recently awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant. As a participant in the Fulbright Specialist Program, Van Riper will be hosted by the University of Navarre in Pamplona Spain from mid-November to mid-December 2015, where most of her time will be spent working with faculty and students in the School of Nursing. In addition to giving lectures and seminars on genomics and family research, Van Riper will be working with faculty on a needs assessment and … Continued

Santos Presents at Bloomberg Nursing Emerging Scholars Forum

Assistant Professor Hudson Santos, PhD, RN attended the competitive, invitation-only Emerging Scholars Forum at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, October 26-27. Santos presented his research titled “Maternal Depressive and Anxiety Trajectories: Relation to Parenting, Home Environment and Infant Outcomes” among highly regarded scholars. The Forum welcomed twenty-one nurse scholars from eighteen universities and nine countries, representing the top tier nursing faculties in North America and around the world. The Forum offered a unique opportunity to network with outstanding scholars with a variety of interests … Continued

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Assistance Needed—Qualitative Analysis of Cancer Survivor Interviews

Doctoral students, please see the following request from Wanda K. Nicholson at the School of Medicine: “As part of our CDTR proposal, we are finishing up the semistructured interviews with breast and endometrial cancer survivors with type 2 diabetes. I am looking for a student who would be interested in working with us on the analysis (and) writing the paper.” If interested, please email Wanda.

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UNC Partners with NCCU to Address Cancer Health Disparities

Dr. Ashley Bryant was recently tapped to serve on a new Junior Faculty Minority Research Advisory Group that will guide a partnership between UNC and North Carolina Central University as part of a new National Cancer Institute grant shared between the universities to address cancer health disparities. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded one of two Comprehensive Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership Grants (U54) in the nation to North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, totaling … Continued

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Galbraith to Present Poster at 2015 ICEC

Congratulations to SON Doctoral Candidate Kayoll Galbraith for having her study “A Literature Review on Parental Acceptance and Uptake of the HPV Vaccine among African Americans and Latinos in the United States” accepted for a poster presentation for the 2015 International Cancer Education Conference.

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NINR NightinGala a Carolina Kind of Night

The SON was not only well represented at the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research NightinGala on October 14 in Washington DC, but the work of one of our own—Dr. Jessica Zegre-Hemsey—was listed first among the Notable Advances listed in the evening’s program. Interim Dean Donna Havens and Associate Dean for Research, Ruth Anderson, were joined by a number of SON faculty and UNC research practice partners from UNC Hospitals to celebrate advances in nursing science at the gala affair. The study for which Dr. Zegre-Hemsey received note was titled “Synthesized Twelve-lead ST Monitoring And Real-time Tele-electrocardiography” … Continued

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Leeman Awarded Funding from CDC

Hat’s off to Assistant Professor Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV, who, with co-Principle Investigator, Dr. Jean Wiecha at RTI International, was recently awarded a $500,000 two-year contract from the CDC to study “Awareness and Use of School Health Tools and Resources.” The pair will be conducting a survey and site visits to study how school systems use a variety of resources to promote physical activity and healthy eating in schools. Congratulations, Jennifer!

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Wei Manuscript Published in Journal Heart & Lung

Holly Wei, a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing, has had one of her manuscripts for her dissertation accepted in the Journal Heart & Lung and the manuscript is already available e-pub ahead of press. This manuscript presents her efforts to synthesize a very large body of research literature exploring the effects of having a child with a congenital heart condition in which surgery is necessary and the state of the science on how this experience affects the family. This very comprehensive synthesis was then used to design Holly’s … Continued

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