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  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Gordon Gillespie, PhD, RN, FAEN is an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing where he studies the stressors and stress response of emergency department workers. He plans on using the information from his research project to develop an intervention that promotes the resilience and psychological health of victimized workers.  Click here to read more about Dr. Gillespie’s research in workplace violence.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. His research focuses on HIV and epidemiology, prevention and management of association drug resistant co-infections such as Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. For his research project, Dr. Farley will conduct a randomized controlled trial of persons living with HIV who are colonized with MRSA bacteria. His ultimate goal is to inform practice among patients living with HIV.

     

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Susan Breiteinsten, PhD, RN is interested in developing innovative ways to deliver evidence based programs targeting young children and families experiencing economic and social hardships. For her research project, Dr. Breitenstein plans to develop and test digital delivery of a parent –training program for low-income, minority parents of young children.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 29, 2012
    Taura Barr, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the WVU School of Nursing and Prevention Research Center. Her program of research is centered on the use of genomic methodologies to identify biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, understand their relationship with post-stroke inflammation and immunity, and define the contributing environmental factors related to health disparity in underserved populations.  
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Andrea Landis, PhD, RN, APRN is an assistant professor in the University of Washington School of Nursing. Her research addresses the relationship between sleep and obesity in adolescents.  She is currently focusing on examining the effects of sleep deprivation on body composition, diet, food cravings, physical/sedentary activity, metabolic and endocrine function, and stress in adolescents. 

     

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Timothy Landers, PhD, RN, CNP is an assistant professor in the Ohio State University College of Nursing. His research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of antibiotic resistant infections. For his RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar research project, Dr. Landers is investigating the five most common bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to see if improving hand hygiene reduces these bacteria.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Cheryl Giscombé, PhD, RN, FAEN is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Her research focuses on how the social and cultural context of African American women’s lives influences stress-related obesity and diabetes risk. Dr. Giscombé previously developed a conceptual framework called Superwoman Schema (SWS), which suggests that obligations to present an image of strength, to suppress emotions, and to prioritize caregiving over self-care may influence health disparities in African American women.

     

  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Maja Djukic, PhD, RN is an assistant professor at New York University College of Nursing. Her research interests focus on exploring personal and organizational factors associated with the implementation of evidence-based nurse work environment improvement strategies. As an RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar, Djukic hopes to make important contributions to the inter-professional field of implementation science.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 28, 2012
    Dr. Elizabeth Cohn’s research project focuses on increasing the representation of minorities in genetic, epigenetic and genomic research through community engagement. In addition to teaching at the University of Columbia School of Nursing, Dr. Cohn is associate chair of research for the Hip Hop Public Education Center, and has a federally funded academic-community partnership with the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem.
  • Press Releases  |  Aug 27, 2012
    PRINCETON, N.J., August 27, 2012 – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today awarded the fifth round of grants to 12 junior faculty nurses from around the country to develop the next generation of academic nurse leaders and strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of schools of nursing. 
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