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Loretta Matters, MSN, RN

Associate Director, Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Phone: 
(919) 684-0395
Office: 
1020 Clipp Research Building

Representative Publications

  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21565590 Hendrix, C. C. and Matters, L. and West, Y. and Stewart, B. and McConnell, E. S. The Duke-NICHE program: an academic-practice collaboration to enhance geriatric nursing care. Nurs Outlook. 59(3); 149-57
  • 1998 -- PubMed # : 9856652 Vredenburgh, J. and Fishman, R. and Coniglio, D. and Matters, L. and Elkordy, M. and Ross, M. and Hussein, A. and Rubin, P. and Gilbert, C. and Petros, W. and Peters, W. P. The addition of paclitaxel to continuous infusion 5-fluorouracil is an active regimen for metastatic breast cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 21(6); 543-7
Friday, October 7, 2016

Margie Molloy, Jill Brennan-Cook and Loretta Matters presented a poster entitled "Gero Boot Camp: A 'Win-Win' Promoting the Professional Development of Geriatric Resource Nurses while Enhancing Student Nurse Learning" at the First Center for Aging and Human Development Research and Education Retreat held at the Trent Semans Great Hall.

Other authors for the presentation include Aleyamma Thomas, Sevda Mirza and Rebecca Porter.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) recently announced that it will fund care delivery innovation projects that will help Duke Health lead in the areas of population health and analytics, novel patient interactions, new and team-based models of care, and to optimize patient flow. This is the third year that the institute has funded projects through a call for innovation applications from Duke University. This year DIHI has continued to increase its projects and investments through the RFA process, supporting 12 projects in 2016.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Loretta Matters and Cristina Hendrix presented at the National NICHE meeting, "Innovation Through Leadership," on April 17. Both mentored geriatric resource nurses from Duke University Health System and the Durham Veterans Administration Hospital to present their efforts to enhance the care of older adults and veterans.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Durham, NC…More than 5 million Americans aged 65 years and older have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, and these numbers are predicted to double by 2050. In North Carolina, an estimated 170,000 older adults suffer from dementia, with that number expected to rise to 300,000 by 2030.

Although dementia is recognized as an important and persistent problem among older adults, most health care providers do not have the specialized knowledge or skills to recognize the early stages of dementia nor adequately assess and manage the late stages of this disease.