Newsmakers in Research
Stroke study explores virtual environment for social support and connections
Associate Professor Jennifer E. S. Beauchamp, PhD, RN, FAAN, is using a $100,000 PARTNERS grant to develop a fun, interactive way to help survivors and informal caregivers who are coping with post-stroke loneliness and mental health issues.
Nursing, dentistry faculty collaborate for kids
Two grants awarded through the SOD-CSON Joint Seed Award Program will enable interprofessional teams to collaborate on early stage research programs that will address critically important health problems affecting children.
Researching the impact of COVID-19 on the nursing shortage
For many nurses, the pandemic has strengthened their resolve to care for others, but a growing minority plan to leave the field, exacerbating the anticipated nursing shortage. Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston faculty members Barbara Hekel, PhD, MPH, RN, and Sandra Branson, PhD, MSN, RN, learned this and more by surveying Texas Nurses Association members.
Equipping nurses to address vaccine hesitancy
Addressing vaccine hesitancy by educating future nurses “could be a real game-changer in our fight against COVID-19,” said Assistant Professor Barbara Hekel, PhD, RN, CHPN. She and Associate Professor Bridgette Pullis, PhD, RN, CHPN, are using a pilot grant to develop curriculum for students at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.
Biobank facilitates research into genetic markers for aortic dissection
The first cross-institutional biospecimen share facilitated by The University of Texas System Health Biobank (UTSHB) Consortium will help McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston researchers find novel genetic markers for thoracic aortic dissection using control samples from The University of Texas Health San Antonio.