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PhD Program News

Apr 28, 2017

DNP student Nichole Benson presented on her DNP project entitled "Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care: A Readiness Needs Assessment" at the TriService Nursing Research Program's Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Course in Ellicott City, Md.

Apr 28, 2017

PhD student Deanna Befus recently presented at the Bass Connections program on N.C. Medicaid Reform: A Bipartisan Path Forward. Leigh Ann Simmons participated as faculty in the project.

The Bass Connections Medicaid Reform Advisory Team combines Duke's expertise in public policy, law,...

Apr 21, 2017

PhD student Latefa Dardas, Susan Silva, Devon Noonan and Leigh Ann Simmons published an article entitled "Studying Depression Among Arab Adolescents: Methodological Considerations, Challenges, and Lessons Learned from Jordan" in the American Psychological Association PsycNet.

Abstract: ...

Apr 14, 2017

PhD alumni Dalmacio "Dennis" Flores has been selected to receive the Forever Duke Student Leadership Award from Duke Alumni Affairs. The award recognizes graduating students from across campus who embody the "Forever Duke" spirit in their service to the university. Recipients are individuals of...

Apr 14, 2017

Congratulations to PhD student Kristin Wainwright and her mentors Sharron Docherty, Beth Merwin and Jennifer Dungan who have received an award for their NIH NRSA Fellowship proposal entitled “Specific and Pervasive Symptoms in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis Using the MURDOCK-MS Dataset: A...

Apr 14, 2017

Kudos to PhD student Gabrielle Harris and her advisors for the submission of her NIH NRSA Fellowship application entitled "Parenting Post-Stroke: The Role of Race and Gender in the Association of Parental Stress with Health Status." This proposal requests funds for a three-year period with a...

Apr 14, 2017

Leigh Ann Simmons was the invited speaker for the American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Scientific meeting in Tucson, Ariz. Her presentation was entitled "Beyond the Genome: Advancing Precision Medicine through Personalized Health Behavior Change Interventions."

Simmons also...

Apr 14, 2017

PhD students Deanna Befus and Rachel Hirschey and PhD alumna Megan Winkler presented their work at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, Calif.

​Befus' presentation is entitled "A systems-thinking, problem-solving approach to study migraine self-management...

Apr 14, 2017

PhD student Latefa Dardas is featured in a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Inspiring Member Stories spotlight. Dardas won the 2015 STTI/CANS Research Grant Award and the 2016 STTI Rising Stars Award for Excellence in Nursing.

Apr 06, 2017

PhD student Kaboni Gondwe, Qing Yang and Diane Holditch-Davis recently published an article entitled "Maternal Psychological Distress and Mother-Infant Relationship: Multiple-Birth Versus Singleton Preterm Infants" in the Neonatal Network. Other co-authors included Rosemary White-Traut.