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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

Docherty Awarded More Than $450k from NIH to Improve Palliative Care Delivery

Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor, and her co-principle investigator, Christopher Cox, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, were recently awarded $497,832 from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Nursing Research for their project entitled “Needs and triggers: Improving intensive care unit-based palliative care delivery.” Their project is funded for two years, from April 12, 2018 until March 31, 2020.

Vacchiano Receives Funding to Enhance Military Battle Field Trauma Surgical Settings

When a patient undergoes major surgery, intravenous fluid therapy, or fluid replacement, is a critical part of the intraoperative care to optimize a patient’s blood volume, flow and oxygenation of the tissues. The current “gold standard” method to determine a patient’s total blood volume requires an injection of a radioactive tracer and serial blood sampling and is only suitable for laboratory use. 

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