Congratulations to Dr. Jia-Rong Wu who received a Junior Faculty Development Award.
In this project, she will explore the precipitating factors of hospitalization for heart failure exacerbation, including non-adherence to medical recommendations. She also will identify demographic, psychosocial and clinical predictors of longer hospital length of stay. The findings from the study will provide: (1) evidence to identify patients with heart failure who are at increased risk for hospitalization and a longer length of stay, (2) direction to develop and pilot test effective interventions to improve adherence, and (3) preliminary findings to write an NIH K23 grant.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2011–12 International Fellowship to Florence Osita Okoro from Nigeria. She is a doctoral candidate in Nursing at School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Dr. Maggie Miller, Assistant Dean for Operations and Strategic Initiatives, recently received a University level “Excellence in Management Award”.
She was nominated for the award by administration, faculty and staff who recognized Dr. Miller for her commitment to excellence, can-do attitude, supportive nature, capacity to help others succeed, and overall “Awesomeness.” Please join us in congratulating her.
Congratulations to Dr. Mi-Kyung Song who received a bioethics supplement grant to her current R01 project, Representational Intervention to Promote End-of-Life Decision-Making Preparation.
With this additional grant, Mi-Kyung will describe patients’ perspectives of how decisions to start dialysis were made (e.g., if they perceived the process as informed decision making). She also will explore whether patients’ perspectives of the decision-making process to start dialysis are associated with their values for life-sustaining treatment and end-of-life preferences. The total award amount is $147,011. This was a highly competitive grant: there were more than 100 applications from 27 institutes and centers and <less than 10% of them were selected for funding.