Sharron Docherty

DUSON Students, Faculty, Staff Celebrated at Annual Awards Event

This year's annual awards ceremony presentation to celebrate the faculty, staff, and students of DUSON was held through Zoom on May 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. 

Valerie Sabol, professor, introduced and concluded the ceremony, and the DUSON Nightingales chorus joined to lead the attendants in singing the Duke University alma mater. Dean Marion Broome and Valerie Howard, associate dean for Academic Affairs, were among the presenters.  

The full stream can be viewed on the Duke Mediasite platform.  

DUSON Partnerships Extend Across Campus & Around the World

At Duke, a culture of interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration is becoming the norm, rather than the exception. DUSON faculty and students are redefining how creative partnerships can deepen professional understanding, innovate solutions to complex challenges and drive discovery and translation of knowledge in new and exciting ways. These collaborations are challenging traditional silos of research, clinical practice, and community service.

Technology in Research Across the Lifespan

Faculty and Students Present at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

Numerous DUSON faculty and students presented at the Gerontological Society of America's annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, November 13-17:

"Implementation of the Goals of Care Decision Aid in Nursing Homes: An Evidence-Based Intervention" (Eleanor McConnell, associate professor)

SYMPOSIUM: "SOCIAL NETWORKS, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING AMONG PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA"

Docherty Awarded More Than $3 Million from NIH to Study Peer i-Coaching

Increases in life expectancy in many childhood-onset chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease, cancer, lupus and chronic kidney disease has brought unique challenges for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). These AYAs struggle to deal with the associated disease burden, manage their condition and thrive as they develop independent self-management skills to become active and engaged adults. The challenges that influence this population across this transition are some that only they can address, but often lack the skills and motivation to do so.

Docherty and Colleague Receive Award for NIH R01 Application

Congratulations to Sharron Docherty, associate professor; and Gary Maslow, Co-PI from Duke University School of Medicine; who have received an award for their NIH R01 application entitled "Peer i-Coaching for Activated Self-management Optimization in Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Conditions."  This project was awarded $3,073,767 for the five-year project with a start date of April 26, 2019.

 

Docherty Presents at Science & Society Dinner Dialogue Series

On April 17, Sharron Docherty, associate professor; will present "Defining Quality of Life: Whose Life is it, Anyway" as part of the Science and Society Dinner Dialogue series. 

Her presentation will address how as medical advances have increased survival for those with previously fatal conditions, our focus has shifted from quantity to quality of life. While an objective definition of quality of life has remained elusive, some shared sense of clarity around its meaning is necessary for those who must take account when making or assisting with difficult medical decisions.  

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