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Research team - Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Study assesses pandemic’s effects on youth experiencing homelessness

Aug 27, 2020

A team led by Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Interim Dean Diane Santa Maria will expand its research of vulnerable youth to examine COVID-19 risks through a two-year, supplemental grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.


Dr. Meagan Whisenant

Grant launches research into COVID-19 symptoms among cancer patients

Aug 21, 2020

An interprofessional team is studying COVID-19 symptoms among people with and without cancer through new grant awarded to Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Assistant Professor Meagan Whisenant, PhD, APRN. Faculty from across the UTHealth campus and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are participating in the research project.

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.