Diane Holditch-Davis

PhD Alumnus Avorgbedor, Silva, Merwin, Holditch-Davis and Colleague Publish Article in JOGNN

Forgive Avorgbedor, PhD '17; Susan Silva, associate professor; Beth Merwin, executive vice dean; and Diane Holditch-Davis, professor emerita; recently published an article entitled "Health, Physical Growth, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants of Women with Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy" in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN). James Blumenthal is a co-author of this article.


PhD Alumna Gondwe and Faculty Members Yang, Brandon and Holditch-Davis Publish Article in the International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences

PhD alumna Kaboni Gondwe and faculty members Qing Yang, Debra Brandon and Diane Holditch-Davis recently published an article entitled "Validation of the Chichewa Perinatal PTSD Questionnaire and Chichewa Child Health Worry Scale" in the International Journal of  Africa Nursing Sciences. Ellen Chirwa co-authored this article. 


Duke University School of Nursing Co-sponsors International Nursing Conference

Duke University School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the 2012 Beijing International Nursing Conference, June 7-10, 2012, in Beijing, China. The theme of the conference is “Altogether for Nursing, Innovation with Evidence.” To promote regional, national, and international cooperation among nursing schools and institutions, the event will bring together nurse researchers and practitioners from around the world to exchange the latest developments in academic nursing and clinical care.

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.


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

Brandon, Holditch-Davis Submit Proposal to Study Factors Influencing Late Preterm Infant Health

Debra Brandon, Diane Holditch-Davis, and team submitted an NIH R21 application entitled "Cumulative Factors Influencing Late Preterm Infant Health Through Six Months" requesting funding for a two-year period with a start date of April 1, 2013. Only three studies have examined the psychological well-being of mothers of late preterm infants; only four studies, most of them conducted in the 1980s, compared parenting of late preterm infants to that of full-term infants.

Holditch-Davis Submits Proposal to Mentor Maternal, Infant Research Team

Diane Holditch-Davis submitted a subcontract application on a Georgia State University R01 application. This proposal requests funding for a five-year period with a start date of July 1, 2013. Dr. Holditch-Davis will provide expert guidance to the research team and serve as a resource about the specific target population particularly in the areas of maternal stress, preterm infant sleep-wake patterns, and maternal-child interactions. Dr.

DUSON Delegation Travels to China for Scholarly Exchanges, Collaborations in Education and Research

A delegation of faculty from Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) will travel to China June 5-15 to participate in scholarly and cultural exchanges and to explore opportunities for educational exchange and research collaborations with top-tier Chinese educational and health care institutions.

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