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The January 2017 Induction Ceremony welcomed incoming traditional and accelerated second degree BSN students. Click the "Read More" link to see other images from the ceremony. Read more »
We welcomed the new second degree accelerated students at the January 2017 Induction Ceremony. Click the "Read More" link to see more images from the ceremony. Read more »
A warm welcome to Dr. Eileen Hacker! She joins our faculty as the chair of the Department of Science of Nursing Care.
This March Dr. Susan Rawl will be inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Health Behavior. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
Pergola at Ball Nurse's Sunken Garden in winter
Sheri Robb will be a plenary speaker and panelist for a landmark workshop that is being hosted by the National Institutes of Health and the Kennedy Center on music and health on January 26-27. Workshop participants will include scientists with backgrounds in basic neuroscience, music perception, and music therapy clinical research. Dr. Robb looks forward to representing the IU School of Nursing, Indiana CTSI, IUPUI, and the American Music Therapy Association as they strive to advance team science, and improve music therapy interventions and music programs to benefit the patients and families that they serve.
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Rebecca Critser has been selected as the recipient of the Richard and Kaye Woltman Endowed Fellowship in Health Communications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fellowship enables a graduate student interested in palliative and end-of-life communications to gain a greater understanding of the strategies to improve communication with seriously ill patients and their loved ones.
Study to examine involving teens at high risk for HIV in prevention trials
The multi-site study will explore key issues concerning the requirement that teens obtain parental permission to participate in HIV prevention trials. According to Dr. Knopf, HIV infection rates underscore the need to better understand these issues in order to improve recruitment and enrollment of teens at high risk for HIV in biomedical prevention trials.
Nursing researcher to examine if brain training helps combat memory loss in heart failure patients
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $2.5 million grant to Susan Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, for a study that will examine whether computerized cognitive training exercises can improve memory and quality of life for heart failure patients. Heart failure is a prevalent condition, affecting 5.1 million Americans, and is associated with increased mortality and hospitalizations and poor quality of life.
Grant Aims to Boost Colorectal Screenings
The Washington D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded a nearly $2.6 million grant to Indiana University cancer researcher Susan Rawl. The funds will go toward an effort to increase colorectal cancer screenings among underserved patients.