News for Faculty and Staff

  • Friday, October 19, 2012

    First and most important, way to GO, DUSON! We have broken into the top 10 in NIH funding!This is an amazing accomplishment, and is a statement about the high quality of the DUSON faculty science. This includes grant amounts both large and small, and all are needed in a vibrant, growing place such as DUSON. Here is the top 20. I would be remiss if I did not thank the incredible staff of the Office of Research Affairs: Robbin Thomas, Phyllis Kennel, Jane Halpin, Megan Tirpak, Sam Morgan, and Leslie Fife.

  • Friday, October 19, 2012

    Cristina Hendrix published an article entitled "Supporting older veterans after hospital discharge: The TransitionaL Care (TLC) partners program" in Federal Practitioner. Abstract

  • Friday, October 19, 2012

    Rachel Richesson published an article entitled "Standardization of questions in rare disease registries: The PRISM Library Project" in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research.

  • Friday, October 19, 2012

    Bei Wu was an invited speaker at an international conference in Beijing, jointly organized by Peking University National School of Development, China Population and Development Research Center, and Zhejiang University Social Science Development Center, entitled "Advances in Methodology and Applications: Biodemography and Multistate Event History Analysis on Healthy Aging." The title of her October 16 presentation was "Trend of Tooth Loss Experiences Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults: Analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (1988-1994) and NHANES (1999-2004)."

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) has received $4.3 million in annual funds from the National Institutes of Health, making it one of the top 10 nursing schools engaged in NIH-funded research in the past year.

    During the same period the previous year, the school was ranked 15th in NIH funding; in 2010, it was 22nd. The school's rise in ranking is the largest this year among any nursing schools receiving NIH funds.

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Cristina Hendrix published an article entitled "Falls prevention through patient partnerships" in The Nurse Practitioner. Abstract

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Leigh Ann Simmons published an article entitled "Prevalence and correlates of postdiagnosis initiation of complementary and alternative medicine among patients at a comprehensive cancer center" in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Abstract

  • Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Bei Wu published an article entitled "High throughput DNA sequencing to detect differences in the subgingival plaque microbiome in elderly subjects with and without dementia" in Investigative Genetics. Abstract

  • Friday, October 5, 2012

    Chuck Vacchiano submitted a Geneva Foundation proposal for a subcontract to a TSNRP application entitled "Measuring Emergence Delirium in the Wounded Warrior: An Emerging Problem." This proposal requests funding for a two-year period with a start date of March 1, 2013.

  • Friday, October 5, 2012

    Dr. Cristina Hendrix and her VA Transitional Care Partners team (Sarah Tepfer, MSW; Sabrina Forest, DNP; Jeannette Stein, MD; Oreon Shaw, MSW; and Valerie FOX, MS, OTR/L) were one of the 10 recipients of the 2012 VA Office of Nursing Services Innovations Award, a national award mechanism that annually recognizes nursing leadership in quality improvement. The theme of this year’s award is Prospective Risk Management: Creating and Sustaining the High Reliability Organization.

  • Friday, October 5, 2012

    Elsevier has published the ninth edition of Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing with Marilyn Hockenberry as senior author.

  • Friday, October 5, 2012

    Carla Saviñon, DNP’11, and Jane Blood-Siegfried published an article entitled "Childhood obesity: Can electronic medical records customized with clinical practice guidelines improve screening and diagnosis?" in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Article

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