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Jan 18, 2017

PhD student Ashlee Vance and her mentor Debra Brandon were awarded a $2,500 grant from the Florida Association of Neonatal Nurses. The grant will support Vance's dissertation project investigating how parents develop confidence in caring for their infant who have a complex chronic condition. She...

Jan 18, 2017

Debra Brandon was selected to receive the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke Graduate School. A committee of senior deans and students representing the major disciplines of the Graduate School selected Brandon from a highly competitive pool of nominees to receive the...

Jan 18, 2017

PhD student Joyell Arscott was selected to receive the 2017 Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Duke University Graduate School. A committee of graduate deans, faculty and graduate students selected Arscott from a highly competitive pool of nominees to receive the award, which...

Dec 06, 2016

PhD student Latefa Dardas was recently awarded the Rising Stars Award for excellence in nursing scholarship and potential for her research to impact nursing. Dardas was nominated by Leigh Ann Simmons with the support of the awards committee and the board of the Beta Epsilon chapter of Sigma...

Nov 22, 2016

More than 14 faculty, staff and PhD students presented at the 2016 Gerontological Society of American (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. According to GSA, more than 3,600 international experts attended thr premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and...

Nov 11, 2016

Kudos to PhD student Ashlee Vance and her advisors for the submission of her FANNP Fellowship application entitled "Trajectory of Parenting Confidence." This proposal requests funds for a one-year period with a start date of March 1, 2017.

Abstract: Infants with complex chronic conditions...

Nov 11, 2016

PhD student Deanna Befus recently participated in two podium presentations entitled "A systems-thinking, strengths-based approach to study migraine self-management and empower vulnerable affected individuals" and "Relationships between lifetime trauma exposure, chronic pain, depression, and PTSD...

Oct 27, 2016

PhD student Rachel Hirschey published an article with her dissertation chair, Isaac Lipkus, entitled "Message Framing and Physical Activity Promotion in Colorectal Cancer Survivors" in the Oncology Nursing Forum. Other co-authors included experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in...

Oct 19, 2016

PhD student Gabrielle Harris recently published her first article entitled "Depression and Functional Status Among African American Stroke Survivors in Inpatient Rehabilitation" in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Co-authors include Qing Yang as well as experts from Winston...

Oct 19, 2016

PhD student Yuting Song was recently featured in a Bass Connections article entitled "How Can We Improve Care for Nursing Home Residents?" Last year, Song was a member of the Bass Connections project team "Community Care of Frail Elders in Cross-cultural Settings." To extend her research beyond...

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