2015 News

December 2015

Home for the Holidays 2015
Happy Holidays from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing!

How HIV became a treatable, chronic disease‌
Thanks to treatment advances, people with HIV can and do live long and full lives, and that has led to a challenge that doctors and patients in the 1980s and early 1990s may not have imagined: the aging HIV patient.

Skin-to-skin 'kangaroo' infant care tied to better surviva
Premature and underweight newborns may have better survival odds if they pass their days with their bare chests nestled directly against their mothers’ breasts, a practice known as “kangaroo care”, research suggests.

November 2015

CWRU wins NIH grant to help families make health-care decisions with avatar-based software
A new $2.48 million federal grant will allow researchers at Case Western Reserve University to revise and test the effectiveness of an interactive avatar-based technology that helps users make end-of-life decisions well in advance of an emergency.

Prostate cancer radiation therapy without fatigue? Nursing researcher seeks answers to common side effect
To treat—and ultimately prevent—cancer-related fatigue, Case Western Reserve University cancer researcher Chao-Pin Hsiao will develop and test a novel mechanism of mitochondrial bioenergetics and radiation-induced fatigue using molecular-genetic approaches. 

Study finds men can benefit from pelvic exercises after prostate cancer treatment
Men with urinary leaks from surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer can benefit from “Kegel” exercises known for treating incontinence in women after giving birth, according to a Case Western Reserve University study.

October 2015

Case Western Reserve University receives $1.17 million grant to encourage nursing students to enter PhD program
Case Western Reserve University has received a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to prepare 20 African-American and Hispanic nurses to pursue doctorate degrees in nursing.

Depression risk factors identified for moms with children using life-supporting technology
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University previously had found that mothers of children dependent on life-supporting medical technology are at risk for depression.

September 2015

Wennerberg Earns Spot on UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
Annie Wennerberg, a BSN student at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and a pitcher for the Case Western Reserve University Softball team, was named to the University Athletic Association Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team.

August 2015

The Academic Minute: Kathy Wright on Healthy Housework
Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC, instructor at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, touts the benefits of cleaning up. 

How have midwifery, child birth changed throughout history? Find out at Dittrick Museum of Medical History event
Join the Dittrick Museum of Medical History for the talk "Hard Labor"–Birth in the 19th Century and Today, Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

July 2015

Nursing faculty member awarded ITS Active Learning Fellowship 
Sixteen faculty members at Case Western Reserve University, including Kelly McConnell, DNP, AG-ACNP, MSN, RN, assistant professor, will participate in the third annual Active Learning Fellowship.

$2.9 million federal grant supports nurse educators
A new $2.9 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Service Administration for the 2015-16 academic year will support efforts at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to build a corps of professional nurse educators.

January 2015

Helene Fuld Health Trust awards scholarship grant for nursing graduate students
This new grant targets students pursuing advanced nursing studies after majoring in other disciplines as undergraduates.

CWRU scientist at nursing school to lead new gene-modifying cystic fibrosis research
A scientist at Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will lead a pair of studies to develop more effective treatment for symptoms of cystic fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe.