Allison Vorderstrasse

Participants Needed for Research Study on Diabetes Self-Management and Support in Virtual Environments

Dr. Constance Johnson and Dr. Allison Vorderstrasse have begun recruiting for their Diabetes Self-Management & Support LIVE (Learning in Virtual Environments) research study. The focus of this multi-site study is to provide diabetes self-management education and support for individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes utilizing both a website and an online ‘virtual’ environment. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the study, contact the study coordinator, Suzy Berndt, suzanna.boyce@duke.edu or 919-613-2635.

Three Faculty Members Join Fellowship of American Academy of Nursing

Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of three faculty members who are being inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) at its national conference later this month in Washington, D.C. Cristina Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FNP; Allison Vorderstrasse, DNSc, APRN, CNE; and Tracey Yap, PhD, RN, CNE, WCC, are three of 163 nurse leaders and the only representatives from North Carolina selected to be inducted as Academy Fellows. They were selected for their evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care.

Shaw Awarded NINR Grant to Use Mobile Health Technology for Diabetes Self-Management

The National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently awarded Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, assistant professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), almost $480,000 for his study titled “From Episodic to Real-Time Care in Diabetes Self-Management.” The study will run for a three-year period.

Reimagining Nursing Research: Accelerating Nursing Science and Translation Into Clinical Practice

Imagine a patient lying unconscious in the bed, overcome by the Ebola virus. He’s quarantined, and health care providers are wary of coming too close. If Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) and Pratt School of Engineering researchers have their way, in the not too distant future the nurses can send in a robot.

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