Faculty members Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Devon Noonan, Schenita Randolph, Karin Reuter-Rice, Cheryl Rodgers, Ryan Shaw and Eleanor Stevenson were recently accepted into the Fall Path to Independence Grant Writing Program co-sponsored by DUSON and the Duke University School of Medicine.
Congratulations to Ryan Shaw and Karin Reuter-Rice who have received the 2016 Innovation Award for their Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine (CAGPM) proposal entitled "Aggregating and Visualizing Environmental Biological Physiological and Outcome Data in Acute Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury." This project was awarded at $22,500 for the one-year project period 2016-2017.
Ryan Shaw, Michele Kuszajewski and Margie Molloy were recently featured in the News & Observer in an article entitled "Duke officials test, refine robot-nurse." The robot-nurse is a first-generation nursing robot that DUSON and the Duke Pratt School of Engineering students are collaborating on to build and refine. Since the Ebola outbreak in 2014, new technologies, including robots, are being tested as alternatives to human contact to diminish risks for providers as they care for patients with infectious diseases.
Across the world, patients and health care providers are enjoying technological advances that are transforming health care. However, before these items make it to the marketplace, they have to be developed and tested. Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) is home to a place for this – the new Duke Health Innovation Lab, an interdisciplinary center for developing and testing pioneering innovations in technology and patient care delivery.
DUSON and Pratt School of Engineering were featured in an article entitled "Researchers developing real life Baymax, aka a personal healthcare assistant" on the Blastr website. The article also includes a video demo of the Tele-Robotic Intelligent Nursing Assistant (TRINA) in action. Click here to real full article.
More than 14 faculty, staff and PhD students presented at the 2016 Gerontological Society of American (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. According to GSA, more than 3,600 international experts attended thr premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. Attendees participated in over 450 scientific sessions including symposia, paper and poster presentations.
The following faculty, staff and PhD students presented at the conference:
Ryan Shaw recently published a letter to the editor entitled "Wearable Technology and Long-Term Weight Loss" in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article was co-authored by Corrine Voils, PhD, with Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Kudos to Ryan Shaw and Kris Hauser – Pratt School of Engineering, co-principal investigators, and their entire team for the submission of their NIH R21 application entitled "Toward Telerobotic Nursing." This proposal requests funding for a two-year period with a start date of September 1, 2017.
Ryan Shaw was recently the keynote speaker of the 2017 Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium at Loyola University Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Chicago and spoke on "Mobile Health Technologies for Precision Health." This year's theme was "Mobilizing Innovative Technology to Transform Research and Promote Health."
Each year, health care professionals gather to share the latest information in research at the symposium and the event addresses matters seminal to nursing research, education, administration, policy and clinical practice.
It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of two term chairs in the School of Nursing which have recently received Board of Trustees approval. Previously Dr. Gilliss, as chair of the Distinguished Professors Committee, sent out two emails and then presented yesterday in FGA regarding the process used to select the individuals. Their terms are July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020 and are not renewable. In Fall of 2019, the DP committee will again recommend to me, and I to the Provost, two more individuals to be appointed as holders of the Term Chairs.