Drs. Janet Prvu Bettger and Frank Titch have been selected as DUSON Teaching Fellows for 2013-2014. The Teaching Fellowship program at DUSON recognizes the importance of teaching, advances the pedagogical expertise of faculty, and provides opportunities for select faculty to continually develop that expertise in ways that will have a significant impact on the practice and science of nursing education.
Two teams from Duke Medicine and its Center for Personalized Medicine have won research funding from the US Air Force Medical Support Agency for efforts to explore the use of personalized treatment and prevention strategies in the fight against diabetes and heart disease, two of the most widespread and chronic illnesses facing society today. With $3.2 million in Air Force funding, the Duke teams will conduct the research in primary care clinics at California's Travis and McClellan Air Force Bases.
Thanks to the Faculty Development Funds from the Office of the Executive Vice Dean, on October 3-5th, DUSON was an official sponsor of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics’ Silver (25th) Anniversary Conference in Bethesda, MD. As part of this sponsorship, DUSON had a display/exhibit that showcased the work our faculty are doing in research and education related to genetics and genomics. The sponsorship also included providing a small research grant in DUSON’s name to Linda D.
Allison Vorderstrasse and Kathy Wood join Melissa Aselage and Tracey Yap in being selected to participate in the 2014 Duke course on Leadership Development for Researchers. They are part of a class of scientists from fields in 11 different Duke School of Medicine departments, as well as the School of Nursing and Arts & Sciences. They will participate in a three-day workshop in February designed for junior faculty who are leading research groups.
By Jim Rogalski
After six months of frequent visits to the island, diabetes patients saw their average weight, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and HbA1c (a measure of prolonged glucose levels) all drop. They reported feeling greater confidence in their ability to self-manage their disease and came away feeling they had discovered a valuable social support system.
Constance Johnson, Katherine Pereira, Nancy Hassell, Janet Levy and Allison Vorderstrasse co-authored an article entitled "Feasibility and preliminary effects of a virtual environment for adults with type 2 diabetes: Pilot study" that has been published in JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research) Research Protocols.
Allison Vorderstrasse and Jennifer Dungan were co-authors on an article "Nursing implications of personalized and precision medicine" in a special issue of Seminars in Oncology Nursing journal on the topic “Personalizing Patient Care with Precision Medicine.”
Katherine Pereira was the lead author on "Internet delivered diabetes self-management education: A review" published in Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics. Co-authors on the paper were Beth Phillips, Constance Johnson and Allison Vorderstrasse.