Allison Vorderstrasse

Duke University School of Nursing Hosts Minority Fellowship Program Winter Institute

Duke University School of Nursing will host the 2011 Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) February 10-13 at the Washington Duke Inn. Theme for the gathering will be "The Human Genome and Personalized Medicine: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Prevention and Treatment in a Diverse Society." More than 35 individuals from across the nation are expected to attend.

Minority Scholars Poised to Prevent and Treat Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders in a Diverse Society

DURHAM, NC -- February 11, 2011 -- It’s a long way from Sisseton, South Dakota, to Durham, but Barbara Dahlen, PhD, RN, was willing to make the trek in order to participate in the 2011 Intensive Winter Institute of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) in Durham this weekend. Dahlen is part of a cadre of scholars from across the nation attending this year’s Institute.

DUSON Hosts Personalized Medicine Symposium

Dr. Victor Dzau, chancellor for health affairs and CEO, Duke University Health System, and Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg, executive director, Center for Personalized Medicine, are holding the Duke Center for Personalized Medicine 2012 Symposium on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Theme for the gathering is “The Interface of Research and Clinical Implementation.”

Duke Representation at Southern Nursing Research Society 2012 Conference

A cadre of Duke faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students presented at the 26th Southern Nursing Research Society Annual Conference themed “Nurse Scientists as Crucial Partners to Health Delivery” February 22–25, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Symposia

In a Duke-led "Up Close and Penetrating: Case-based Approaches to Nursing Research" symposium:

Johnson, Vorderstrasse Awarded RENCI Grant for Information Visualization Project

Constance Johnson and Allison Vorderstrasse received an award for their RENCI @ Duke Faculty Engagement Program in Applied Scientific and Information Visualization proposal entitled "Visualization of Multidimensional Data Obtained from a Virtual Environment Intervention." This $12,000 award is for a one-year period, from June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013.

Pereira Presents Poster at American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Sessions

Assistant Professor Katherine Pereira presented a poster co-authored with assistant professors Allison Vorderstrasse and Deidre Thornlow entitled "Collaborative Diabetes Care between a Primary Care Practice and Insurance Company Case Managers" on June 10 at the American Diabetes Association 72th Annual Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Johnson, Vorderstrasse, Pereira Present at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

Associate Professor Constance Johnson and assistant professors Allison Vorderstrasse and Katherine Pereira presented their work on an "Interactive Virtual Environment for Diabetes Self-Management" at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions June 8-12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Gordon, Vorderstrasse Present at International Genetics Conference

At the ISONG (International Society of Nurses in Genetics) Annual Conference October 26-27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Helen Gordon presented "Genetic and Genomic Content of Basic Nursing Textbooks," and Allison Vorderstrasse presented "Clinical Utility of Genetic Risk Assessment in Common Chronic Diseases: T2D & CHD ~ Feasibility & Preliminary Data."

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