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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...

Oct 07, 2016

PhD student Brittney Sullivan recently published an article entitled "Community-Informed Health Promotion to Improve Health Behaviors in Honduras" in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Co-author is Duke School of Medicine Professor Janet Prvu Bettger.

Abstract: Honduras is the second...

Oct 07, 2016

PhD student Rose Mary Xavier was recently selected to attend the 3rd Human Brain Project Education Programme on Future Neuroscience, which will take place in Obergurgl, Austria later this year. While at the program, she is requested to give a short overview of her current scientific work.

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Oct 07, 2016

PhD students Hanzhang Xu and Brittney Sullivan received the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) "Working Groups on Global Issues" award for the 2016-2017 academic year. Their proposal entitled "Global Migration of Tuberculosis" will have access to funding of up...

Sep 23, 2016

PhD student Hanzhang Xu recently published an article entitled "Self-reported diabetes education among Chinese middle-aged and older adults with diabetes" in the Journal of Global Health. Co-authors include Drs. Bei Wu with New York University and Jianfeng Luo with Fudan University.

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