Professor Linda Beeber, PhD, RN, CS, has been appointed as a Research Navigator at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS). Navigators are individuals with a extensive backgrounds in translational and clinical research. In addition to a strong publication record, Navigators have experience in mentoring, knowledge of research opportunities, and creative problem-solving skills.
Through NC TraCS, Navigators assist UNC investigators in developing their research goals. They also help researchers determine how those goals could incorporate translational medicine and help them to build multidisciplinary teams to achieve those goals. Navigators also mentor participants in the NC TraCS pilot grant program.
Dr. Beeber has taught or practiced psychiatric nursing for over 35 years. Her research has focused on developing mental health interventions for populations that have difficulty gaining access to health care. One program, which focuses on low income mothers living with depression, has shown that home visits made by advanced practice nurses can help reduce depression symptoms. More recently, Dr. Beeber received a $50,000 grant from NC TraCS to explore approaches for improving behavioral treatments for young children who are suspected to have a disability.