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Rebecca Bergh, MSN, RN, CNM

Jonas Scholarship Funds Bergh’s Study of Young Parents Experiencing Homelessness

Jul 30, 2020

Congratulations to Rebecca Bergh, MSN, RN, CNM, the first Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth PhD student to receive the prestigious Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare scholarship. The award will fund her dissertation research on the mental health needs and challenges faced by young parents experiencing homelessness.


Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, is the first nurse scientist to be awarded this two-year, $220,000 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar award. (Photo by: Getty Images)

Crane receives grant to improve symptom reporting for kids with cancer

Jul 28, 2020

Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, will use a new grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to pilot test a web-based interface designed to make it easier for kids with cancer and their parents to report symptoms in real time with the ultimate goal of improving kids’ outcomes. Crane is an assistant professor in the Department of Research at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).




Dr. Daphne Hernandez

Grant funds COVID-19 research with Hispanic families

Jun 29, 2020

Daphne Hernandez, PhD, is expanding her work with Hispanic immigrant families through a new study that will seek to understand where parents and teens get information about COVID-19, their beliefs about the disease, and how socioeconomic factors are affecting their health behaviors. The overall impact of COVID-19 and other stressors on mental health will also be examined.


Meagan Whisenant, PhD

Whisenant Receives CPRIT Grant for Breast Cancer Symptom Research

May 21, 2020

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth's own Meagan Whisenant, PhD, APRN, an assistant professor in the Department of Research, is one of seven new recipients of the First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Member Awards granted this week by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).