PhD candidate Chiao-Hsin Teng receives P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

Congratulations to Chiao-Hsin Teng, MSN, RN, the 2022-23 recipient of the P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for $12,500, a renewal of her 2021-22 scholarship.

“I am grateful to P.E.O. and four local chapters (AG, BB, CJ, and CF) for supporting me in many ways. The scholarship helps me continue my education and local P.E.O. chapters give me moral support that they’ve always cared about me and cheered for my success.”

Chiao-Hsin Teng, MSN, RN

Chiao-Hsin Teng is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She is a first-generation college student earning a bachelor’s and a graduate degree in her family. Teng is interested in improving stroke survivors’ functional recovery, reducing poststroke complications, and improving the quality of life of stroke survivors and their care partners. She is conducting a longitudinal cohort study with a concurrent mixed-methods design for her dissertation. The findings will describe longitudinal changes in fatigue and physical functions and then explore the longitudinal relationship between early fatigue and recovery of physical function within 6 months in stroke survivors by integrating trajectories with interview results. This study will also describe challenges with fatigue at different time points for stroke survivors and care partners (i.e., during the index hospitalization, one, three, and six months).

The International Peace Scholarship Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the U.S. or Canada. The recipients will return to their home countries to utilize their education to make a positive impact and foster global peace. After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in nursing, Chiao-Hsin Teng will return to Taiwan to become a faculty in the School of Nursing at a research-intensive university and continue her research in poststroke adaptation for stroke survivors.