Cromeens to Study Pathways to Endometriosis Diagnosis with American Nurses Foundation Grant

Hillman Scholar Martha Grace Cromeens has been awarded a $9,999 American Nurses Foundation (ANF) grant from the Virginia Kelley Fund to map pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among a diverse group of women Endometriosis is estimated to affect 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. Despite the profound negative effects of this chronic condition on individual functioning and quality of life, diagnosis can take years or even decades. During this time of delayed diagnosis, women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, pain with intercourse and infertility among other physical symptoms. They also … Continued

Waldrop Article Published on Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands

Professor Julee Waldrop, DNP, PNP, FAANP, FAAN, co-authored an article titled Partnering for Professional Development in the Galápagos Islands, which was recently published in the The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Nurses living in the Galápagos Islands face barriers to accessing continuing professional development (CPD), particularly in their native language and appropriate for their unique island culture due to their remote location, 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador. This article reviews the evidence on providing professional development from high-resource countries to low-resource countries; describes a case example of … Continued

Mayer Co-Author on Developing a Cancer Survivorship Framework for Care Article

Francis Hill Fox Distinguished Professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, co-authored an article titled Developing a Quality of Cancer Survivorship Care Framework: Implications for Clinical Care, Research, and Policy, which was recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The paper describes the development of a comprehensive, evidence-based cancer survivorship care quality framework and proposes the next steps to systematically apply it in clinical settings, research and policy. Citation: Nekhlyudov L, Mollica MA, Jacobsen PB, Mayer DK, Shulman LN, Geiger AM. Developing a Quality of Cancer Survivorship Care … Continued

Research Opportunity: X-Lab

Established by Assistant Professor Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, the X-Lab investigates the biological basis of neuropsychiatric symptoms to improve patient care. The lab uses computational methods from genetics and neuroscience to advance symptom science and psychiatric mental health conditions. Please contact Dr. Xavier at rxavier@email.unc.edu if you are interested in learning more, in joining the X-lab or want to do a research rotation at the X-lab. More information about the X-Lab can be found here.

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Anderson, Beeber and Toles publish International Common Data Elements for Long Term Care

Ruth Anderson, Anna Beeber and Mark Toles joined a team of international researchers to develop common data elements to facilitate research synthesis across countries. Their recent paper, titled Advancing Long-Term Care Science Through Using Common Data Elements: Candidate Measures for Care Outcomes of Personhood, Well-Being, and Quality of Life,  reports common data elements for the care outcomes of personhood, well-being, and quality of life in long term care. The paper was published in the and is titled Congrats to Drs. Anderson, Beeber and Toles! Citation: Edvardsson, D., Baxter, R., Corneliusson, … Continued

Silveyra Delivers Keynote Lecture at Gordon Research Conference

On August 11, Associate Professor and BBL Director Dr. Patricia Silveyra delivered the keynote lecture at the Gordon Research Seminar on “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity” in Andover, NH. At the meeting, Silveyra presented her research studies on “Sex Differences in the Lung Response to Environmental Agents.” She also served as a posted judge and mentor for trainees attending the event. The Gordon Research Seminar on Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and … Continued

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Yeo Receives Nearly $2.3 Million in R01 Funding to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Risk in Pregnant Women With Obesity

Congratulations to Professor SeonAe Yeo, PhD, RNC, FAAN, who was awarded $2.27 million in research grant funding from the National Institute for Nursing Research to reduce cardiovascular health risk in pregnant women with obesity through stretching exercise. Most pregnant women become sedentary in the 3rd trimester, but sedentariness can lead to higher risk for maternal and child mortality and morbidity. In a randomized controlled trial with a high-risk group of sedentary overweight and obese pregnant women with a history of preeclampsia, Dr. Yeo and her team found that ten or … Continued

AHRQ PSNet Features Khairat’s Research

The AHRQ Patient Safety Network featured the research work of Assistant Professor Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMLA, on its front page. Dr. Khairat’s research focuses on the impact of interruptions on patient safety in the Intensive Care Unit. PSNet commented on his work, explaining that “despite many technological innovations, safety events occur frequently in critical care settings. This observational study of critical care rounds found that more safety events occurred when technology such as computer alerts, phones, and pagers interrupted physicians. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed an incident involving a technology … Continued

Beeber Receives $1.5 Million in R01 Funding to Improve Patient Safety in Assisted Living

Congratulations to Associate Professor Anna Beeber, PhD, RN, FAAN, who was awarded $1.5 million in research grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve patient safety in assisted living communities. Assisted living, an alternative to nursing homes, provides housing, meals, 24-hour supervision, and, in some cases, health and supportive services. Unlike other healthcare settings, assisted living uses a social rather than medical model of care, emphasizing a person-centered approach. However, while assisted living strives for person-centered care, resident acuity has been rising (e.g., functional decline; … Continued

RWJF Scholars Shieu and Girdwood present at Scholars Conference

Congratulations to our two first year Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Nursing, Bianca Shieu and Tyra Girdwood, who presented their dissertation research trajectories at the RWJF National Scholars conference in Atlanta. The guidance of their advisors, Umphlet Distinguished Professor Mary Palmer, Associate Professor Anna Beeber and Associate Dean Ruth Anderson, has been essential in moving their dissertation research forward. Mary Palmer and Anna Beeber attended the conference with their students. Well done, Bianca and Tyra!