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Noonan Receives NIH Grant for Smokeless Tobacco Reduction Study

As a young graduate student, Devon Noonan started to notice a pattern. When children came into her respiratory care unit with breathing problems, more often than not their parents smelled like smoke. “We were not doing a good job addressing the smoking with the parents,” she said, “and yet this was a huge trigger for these kids who kept coming in.” Here was a clear opportunity for a behavior modification that could make whole families’ lives better through prevention now rather than acute care later.

De Gagne, PhD Student Park, MSN Alumni Hall, DNP Student Yamane, Former Visiting Scholar Kim and Colleagues Publish Article in JMIR Medical Education

Hye YoungJennie De Gagne, associate professor; Hyeyoung Kate Park, PhD student; Katherine Hall, '17 MSN almuna; Sandra Yamane, DNP student; Sang Suk Kim, former visiting scholar 2017-2018; publish article entitled "Microlearning in Health Professions Education: Scoping Review" in JMIR Medical Education.  Co-authors include Amanda Woodward.


Steinberg Awarded More than $3 Million to Improve Diet Quality for At Risk Populations

Around 100 million adults in the United States have high blood pressure and the first line of treatment for many is lifestyle changes, including making changes to the quality of the food eaten. Dietary change can be a challenging feat and many use diet tracking smartphone apps to obtain the support desired to help stick to the goal of dieting. Around 49 million dieters use top diet tracking apps, but many of the apps lack features that lead to the sustained behavior change needed to make a diet successful in the long-run.

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.

Shaw Receives More Than $400k to Enhance Long-Term Weight Loss Among Partners

Currently in the United States, obesity affects two-thirds of adults. The obesity epidemic is associated with high health care costs – not only individuals but to employers, insurers and health systems. By involving patients and their partners in the weight loss journey, researchers are aiming to prove the effectiveness of joint weight management interventions.

Randolph Awarded More Than $100,000 from Duke Center for AIDS Research

Schenita Randolph, PhD, MPH, RN, CNE, assistant professor, was recently awarded $102,339 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Duke NIH Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) for her proposal entitled “Qualitative Study to Examine the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Beauty Salon-Based Intervention to Increase Awareness and Uptake of PrEP among Black Women Living in the United States Southeast,” through June 30, 2019. This project is an administrative supplement to year 14 of Dr.

Inaugural Summer Institute Hosts More Than 60 Researchers and Analysts

Duke University School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research recently hosted its inaugural Summer Institute: Methods and Analytics for Symptom Science Research on July 19-20.

“The Institute was a huge success and equipped researchers and analysts with cutting-edge methods and analytics for moving symptom science forward,” says Wei Pan, PhD, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing.

Lipkus Awarded More Than $420,000 from NIH to Curb Waterpipe Tobacco Use

Isaac Lipkus, PhD, professor at Duke University School of Nursing, and his co-investigators Scott Huettel, PhD, professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University; Wei Pan, PhD, associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing; Caroline Cobb, PhD, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Merlyn Griffiths, associate professor of Marketing at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, were recently awarded $420,830 from the National Institutes of He

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