Jia Rong Wu Receives K23 Award

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October 2, 2013 | In Education, Faculty, News, Research Tags:

Assistant Professor Jia Rong Wu, PhD, RN, was recently notified that her K23 proposal, “A Family-Focused, Literacy-Sensitive Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence,” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. The award will support her long-term career goal of becoming an independent cardiovascular nurse researcher in the area of heart failure.¬†Over the next three years, Dr. Wu plans to pursue additional formal training in health literacy as well as the design and delivery of family-focused interventions.

Her UNC-Chapel Hill faculty sponsor for this project is Dr. Michael Pignone from the School of Medicine. Sandra Dunbar from the School of Nursing at Emory University is Dr. Wu’s co-sponsor. Members of her mentoring team will include Dr. George Knafl, PhD, from the SON; Dr. Darren DeWalt, MD, from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; and Dr. Carol Golin, MD, from the School of Public Health.