IUSON: A Legacy of Leadership
Points of Pride
IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced the formation of the Indiana University School of Nursing Champion Center for Cancer Control Research in a ceremony on October 27th. The new center will expand and strengthen the School of Nursing’s research and research training program in cancer prevention control. President McRobbie is pictured here with Chancellor Paydar, Dean Newhouse, and some of the faculty and staff of the new center.
IU School of Nursing was recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, Advancing the Science of Nursing Education at the 2016 NLN Education Summit in Orlando, Florida. IUSON has held this designation since 2012. Dean Newhouse and a group of faculty accepted the award.
President Michael A. McRobbie awarded Victoria Champion the President’s Medal for Excellence for her research in behavioral oncology. Dr. Champion’s research has pushed the boundaries of technology to foster cost-effective breast cancer screening, increased communication between patients and healthcare providers, and has improved the quality of life for countless cancer survivors.
IUSON faculty Katie Busby was awarded the “First Decade Award” from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Nursing. This award was given to an alumni who has “laid the foundation for an exemplary career in nursing.” She was recognized at the annual UK College of Nursing Alumni Luncheon on October 7, 2016. Congratulations Katie!
The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research recently awarded Victoria Champion the 2016 Ada Sue Hinshaw Award at a gala in Washington, DC. The award recognizes those individuals whose substantive and sustained program of science affords them recognition as a prominent senior scientist. Congratulations Dr. Champion!
Former IU School of Nursing faculty member, Dr. Rosanne Harrigan, passed away on October 16, 2016. Read more »
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.