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Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth professors Joanne Hickey, PhD, RN, and Constance Johnson, PhD, RN, demonstrate robotic monitoring technology in the Smart Apartment.

Three seed grants inaugurate aging-in-place research at Smart Apartment

May 19, 2020

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Rice University are initiating research in the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Smart Apartment using seed grants to study technological tools to help older people live independently. The first three Internet of Things and Aging in Place Seed Grants were awarded to interdisciplinary teams from multiple institutions who will work together to test ideas, gather critical information, and lay the groundwork for larger grant applications in the future.


Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-BC in personal protective equipment (Photo courtesy of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth)

ED Nurses' Jobs Change Daily with COVID-19

Apr 08, 2020

Elda Ramirez, PhD, ENP-C, directed student nurses at the George R. Brown Convention Center who cared for people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, but in her 30 years as an ED nurse, she has never seen anything like COVID-19. 




Alexander Fellowship recipients (left-right) Modic, David Ege and Andrea Leal (Photo by D R Bates)

Fellowship teaches selected BSN students to care for people with disabilities

May 13, 2019

Pacesetter BSN student Dawn Modic (pictured) says her participation in the second cohort of Cizik School of Nursing’s Joan and Stanford Alexander Fellowship in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is the best experience of her nursing career so far. Cohort Three is the largest group yet!


Dr Diane Santa Maria

NIH funds Santa Maria’s project on HIV prevention among youth experiencing homelessness for $3 million

Jan 23, 2019

The National Institute of Nursing Research of the NIH will support a new five-year research project by Dr. Diane M. Santa Maria (pictured), interim dean of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, with a new grant (R01NR017837) totaling more than $3 million titled,Come As You Are – Assessing the Efficacy of a Nurse Case Management HIV Prevention and Care Intervention among Homeless Youth.”