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December 2016

Home for the Holidays 2016
Happy Holidays from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing!

Case Western Reserve receives $2 million grant to study health of caregivers for relatives with bipolar disorder
With the help of a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, nurse scientists at Case Western Reserve University will study how people caring for loved ones with bipolar disorder can improve their own health.

November 2016

Children’s health screenings net nursing school national honor
This week, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will receive an Innovations in Baccalaureate Population Health Curriculum Award from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to acknowledge the impact their children’s health screenings program has had on so many children.

October 2016

No willpower required: Families adopt healthy behaviors through trial and error
In a series of pilot tests of the approach—known as “SystemCHANGE”—by nursing scientists at Case Western Reserve University, families and individuals changed unhealthy habits by systematically manipulating their environments, despite wavering willpower.

Shared Decision Making in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
During a developmental time when adolescents and young adults are increasingly independent, medical treatment and symptoms often require a renewed dependence on provider and parent support.

Nursing’s Joyce Fitzpatrick receives rare Living Legend honor
An internationally renowned researcher, author, educator, leadership coach and icon in her field, Joyce Fitzpatrick, the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will accept the Living Legend award on Oct. 20 at the American Academy of Nursing’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.

July 2016

Judson Services and FPB Create Joint Program
With $1.2 Million in initial funding from Charlene Phelps, a graduate and long-time supporter of the School of Nursing, Judson Services, Inc. and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing announce a collaboration to create an endowed position that will serve both organizations.

June 2016

State of Ohio awards Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic $1 million grant for educational innovation
The state of Ohio has awarded Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic $1 million from its capital bill to support technology investments in their joint Health Education Campus, scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.

Living with HIV
On The Academic Minute, Allison Webel, PhD, RN, assistant professor of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discusses living with HIV.

May 2016.

School of Nursing’s Ronald Hickman Jr. wins 2016 John S. Diekhoff Mentoring Award
Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and an acute care nurse practitioner, earned a 2016 John S. Diekhoff Mentoring Award.

April 2016

Saving a Life in a Helicopter
Britt Miculka from Redbird Flight Simulations stops by the FPB Flight Simulator to learn more about what it takes to become a flight nurse.

March 2016

Transition from NICU to home care complicated by access to medical technology
The transition of neonates discharged from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) dependent on medical technology may be complicated by the need for continued complex care and increased use of healthcare services, according to research presented at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners' 37th National Conference in Atlanta by Valerie Toly.

Scary Statistics About Women and HIV
The growth of the HIV epidemic in women has received less attention in the United States than that in men and it's easy to forget that women are still contracting HIV.

Nurse scientists win grant to study how videoconferencing helps family members provide long-distance care
Case Western Reserve University nurse scientists will use a $2.37 million federal grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to explore how videoconferencing can help family members who are living apart from loved ones battling cancer become better involved in their treatment.

February 2016

Wennerberg Claims UAA Athlete of the Week Honor
Case Western Reserve University junior Annie Wennerberg was named the University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for Softball the week of February 29, after helping the Spartans to four wins last weekend.

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.

December 2014

University installs nation’s first critical-care transport helicopter simulator for flight nurse training
Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) students, specializing in flight nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing’s Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing Program, will soon be training in the nation’s first state-of-the-art helicopter simulator.

CWRU finds more men arriving for class to receive an education to become a nurse
While the number of men in nursing has increased in recent years, Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has seen a huge jump in men enrolling in its master entry-nursing program.


November 2014

Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic expand education campus to include dentistry and nursing
Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic are expanding their health educationcollaboration to include dental and nursing students on the campus already planned for the institutions’medical students. 

New book urges nursing profession to speak up
The new book Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom (Springer Publishing, 2014) implores nurses to speak up and be heard, from the hospital corridors to the floors of Congress.

CWRU nursing school awarded $2.35 million to study the link between the brain and health behavior change
A five-year, $2.35 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow researchers from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to study how brain activity motivates the chronically ill to manage their illnesses.


October 2014

Nursing school receives nation’s largest Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing a $3.16 million Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) grant—the largest among 93 accredited college and nursing programs receiving grants for the current academic year.

Nursing school receives grant to study how cancer patients make end-of-life decisions
The National Institute of Nursing Research has granted researchers at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing $2.06 million for their project, “Mapping Complex Influences of Aggressiveness of End of Life Cancer Care,” which will contribute to NINR’s ongoing research to better understand the decision-making process for end-of-life (EOL) choices.

Grant evaluates how families make health-care decisions
Ronald Hickman Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, assistant professor of nursing has received a $350,000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars award to investigate how to help family decision-makers when considering life-sustaining treatments.

Dads of newborn twins shorted almost as much sleep as moms, study finds
Mothers of twins struggle to get sufficient, uninterrupted sleep, but a recent study by Lisa Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, associate professor in the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, finds that fathers don’t fare much better.

September 2014

Nursing school to launch new MOOC on health care quality improvement
"Take the Lead on Health Care Quality Improvement" — a free massive open online course (MOOC) offered this fall by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing—targets ways frontline health care workers can deliver safer and better care to patients.

July 2014

Climate Champions – School of Nursing
In their first highlight of Climate Champions on campus, the CWRU Office for Sustainability recognized the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, their Human Resources Manager Kathleen O’Linn, and the school’s Green Team for their dedication to sustainability throughout their programming.

CWRU gets $1.6 million grant for nursing program to increase patient participation in clinical cancer trials
Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing and Clinical Ethics Director at University Hospitals of Cleveland received a $1.6 million grant over five years from the National Cancer Institute to develop and nationally test a program designed to help oncology nurses educate cancer patients about clinical trials. 

Support Team Aiding Caregivers of Cancer Patients Shows Success
FPB faculty Sara Douglas, PhD, RN, and Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, discuss their NIH-supported research to devise and test an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.  

June 2014

5 questions with…infection prevention, control expert Irena Kenneley
Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CIC, associate professor in the School of Nursing and an infectious disease expert, shares how a curiosity in the sciences led to a career in nursing. 

May 2014

Slogans sexualize breast cancer, marginalize survivors' pain
Mariah Wilson, a junior nursing student at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, wrote a guest column for The Plain Dealer, describing her feelings about breast cancer fundraising techniques and slogans. 

CWRU Researchers Profile Women's Employment, Caregiving Workloads, Efforts and Health
A study lead by Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, provides a profile of women with the dual responsibilities of full-time paid work and unpaid care for an elderly family member. 

April 2014

Julie Mooney Named to 2014 All-Star Classic named senior guard Julie Mooney to its list.  She is a three-time UAA All-Academic honoree as a nursing major. 

March 2014

Video conferencing allows near and far caregivers to help loved ones
Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN, associate professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, recently directed a small pilot project that allowed long-distance relatives to be part of that conversation through real-time videoconferencing.

February 2014

Researchers developing technology to link patient records between hospitals, medical flight crews
Patients transferred with non-urgent medical conditions show at least a 30 percent higher death rate than had they stayed put. Andrew Reimer, KL2 Scholar and instructor at the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing is developing technology that overcomes the communication problems and mines information from patient charts.

Moms of children on life-sustaining devices embrace tips for managing over-stressed lives
Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP assistant professor, discusses the challenges faced by mothers with children on life-sustaining medical devices, such as ventilators and breathing or feeding tubes, and how they suffer physical and psychological distress from the stress of juggling treatments, appointments, therapies and daily family pressures. 

January 2014

Studies: Younger HIV patients more isolated, stressed than older patients; life expectancy improving
Even as more advanced antiretroviral therapies are improving the length and quality of life of people with HIV, those on the younger end of the age spectrum are dealing with more stress and isolation than their older counterparts, according to findings by Allison Webel, assistant professor.

December 2013

"CHOMP" pilot program offers one-stop oral and health care at CWRU clinic
Patients at Case Western Reserve's dental clinic can now receive simultaneous dental and medical attention as part of a three-year pilot program called Collaborative Home for Oral Health, Medical Review and Health Promotion (CHOMP). 

FPB Alumni Act as Patients in Teaching Program
 Alumni volunteers of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are being trained to play roles in a standardized patient simulation program in order to provide real-life scenarios for nursing students to address.

November 2013

Stress and isolation take toll on those under 50 with HIV; older people fare better
Case Western Reserve University researchers were surprised to learn that people younger than 50 years old with HIV feel more isolated and stressed than older people with the disease. 

5 questions with Arielle Dolezal
Arielle Dolezal, a senior nursing major and dance minor, will share her passion for dance at the semiannual Mather Dance Collective performance.

How Having a Conversation With Kids About Weight 
When talking to their kids about weight issues, parents should focus on their health, and not the way that they look, as kids do not respond well to this kind of criticism.

October 2013

FPB Alumni Help a Dying Dad to His Daughter's Wedding
University Hospital's nurse practitioners and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing MSN graduates Julie Ray (NUR'11) and Jacky Uljanic (NUR'11) were part of the medical team that volunteered to help patient Scott Nagy, a terminal cancer patient, go to his daughter Sarah's wedding in Strongsville.

September 2013

Oncology nursing experts on redefining palliative care
In this discussion, Helen Foley, RN, MSN, AOCNS, clinical nurse specialist, participated in a panel discussion on palliative care and pain management for patients with cancer.

CWRU experts to appear on WVIZ/PBS in live broadcast on obesity this weekend
Shirley Moore, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing, will appear on WVIZ/PBS in a live broadcast on obesity titled “Be Well: Right Size Me.”

August 2013

Not Filling Vacancies Poses Risks for Healthcare Employers
Even though many healthcare systems continue to hire, the time it takes to fill key nursing and other clinical positions can negatively affect the organization and patient care, according to a recent nationwide survey conducted for CareerBuilder.

Women Who Care for Grandchildren are at Risk for Depression
The study by Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, included following 240 Ohio grandmothers, whose average age was 57, for more than 6 years to see how caring for grandchildren aged 16 and younger affected their health.

FPB Alumna and University Hospitals Nurse Helps Save Boy's Life at Lake Erie Beach
Kathy Halloway, (BSN'07), dove into Lake Erie Saturday, August 24, after seeing a 4-year-old boy floating face down and the boy's mother screaming for help. Halloway and other bystanders were able to get the boy out of the water and perform CPR on him.

FPB Receives Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant
Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, The Kate Hanna Harvey Professor of Community Health Nursing and Director, PhD Program, received $2.5 million from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

Hickman Receives Grant for Avatar Technology
Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor of nursing, and his Case Western Reserve University team, was awarded $475,476 for an R15 research grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for his project, “Avatar-Based Decision Support Technology for Surrogate Decision Makers.”

June 2013

FPB Research Featured in WVIZ Documentary
Shirley Moore, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing, was featured on a WVIZ/PBS special to discuss the IMPACT study and other research taking place in our region to combat childhood obesity.

New $1.76 million grant for Palliative Care Fellowships
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has received a five-year, $1.76 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to support eight pre- and postdoctoral fellows in palliative care. The nursing school, the only one nationally that offers a master’s program specifically combining oncology and palliative care, has begun recruiting students.

May 2013

FPB Researcher Searches for Global Views of Nurses' End-of-life Care for Patients
Nurses will use extreme measures to save patients and their parents. But they’d prefer less aggressive life-preserving methods for themselves, according to an international survey on nurses’ end-of-life preferences developed by lead investigator Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN. 

War's Sounds, Smells, and Sights Are Too Familiar for FPB 2013 Graduate
BSN student Paula Simpson, who graduates this August, is a former chief wardmaster in Mosul, Iraq and a 16-year Army reservist. Her perspective on nursing is one that few of her 2013 graduating classmates will ever have.

FPB's Hickman "Pays It Forward" and Earns the Jackson Award for Mentoring
Assistant Professor Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC was nominated by four of his undergraduate students for the prestigious J. Bruce Jackson Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.

April 2013

Affirmation Model May Help in Weight Management
Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN used the "appreciative inquiry" affirmation model to investigate how families take part in their adolescents' weight-management efforts.

New Study Finds Mothers with Postpartum Depression Would Welcome Online Professional Treatment
Mothers suffering from postpartum depression after a high-risk pregnancy would turn to online interventions if available anonymously and from professional healthcare providers, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. 

March 2013

Dedicated Nurse Educator, Researcher, and Advocate Dr. Margaret A. Wheatley: 1945-2013
Dr. Margaret A. Wheatley, assistant professor of nursing, will be laid to rest on Saturday, March 30, in Dayton, Ohio. The former president of the Ohio Nurses Association dedicated her career to serving vulnerable populations through her work as a psychiatric mental health nurse and teacher. 

January 2013

Project Aims to Improve Nurse-Physician Collaboration for Patient Safety and Healthcare
Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program Deborah Lindell, DNP, PHCNS-BC, CNE co-directed a campus-wide initiative to train nursing and medical students to work more collaboratively in order to improve patient safety and care.

Privacy an Issue for Mothers with Newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care
Associate Professor Donna Dowling, PhD, RN has published a new study, "Mothers' Experiences Expressing Breast Milk for Their Preterm Infants," which claims that many mothers in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) miss feedings for their newborn babies due to timidity and interruptions from lack of privacy in these settings.

November 2012

CWRU Dental and Nursing Students Collaborate in New Interprofessional Project Offering "One-Stop" Healthcare
A $265,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will provide dental patients not only with oral exams but also health screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and more.

Research Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Dental Health in Homeless Children
Associate Professor Marguerite DiMarco, PhD, RN publishes a study in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care showing that obesity and dental cavities increase to epidemic levels as impoverished children grow older.

Ohio Faces Filling Physician Shortages in Future
In the Dayton Daily News, Dean Mary Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN discusses the nursing shortage and the need for more qualified nursing instructors and resources to educate a new generation of nurse practitioners.

October 2012

5 Questions with Wellness Expert Elizabeth Click
Assistant Professor Elizabeth Click, ND, RN, CLE is profiled in the university's The Daily, which asks her about her research interests, teaching experiences, and more.

New Training "Patients" Arrive for CWRU Nursing Students
Assistant Professor and LRC Director Celeste Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN discusses the auspicious fate of the six training manikins used by thousands of FPB students over 15 years, plus the arrival of a new family of state-of-the-art human-like patients. Includes link to Fox 8 Cleveland's televised coverage. 

September 2012

FPB Researchers Find Effort Takes Its Toll on Unpaid Family Caregivers
Assistant Professor Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC was the lead investigator in her study, "Effort, Workload, and Depression Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Conceptualizing and Testing a Work-Health Relationship." It is among the first to analyze and measure the mental and physical tolls of home caregiving. 

August 2012

AACN Selects Cleveland Clinic Nursing Innovation Director as 2013 Distinguished Research Lecturer
Adjunct Associate Professor Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM mentors fellow nurses in conducting, translating and disseminating research to increase nursing knowledge of clinical and administrative practices and facilitate evidence-based nursing practices that improve patient outcomes. 

Hospital Successfully Battles C. diff
Multipronged approaches to combating C. diff have cut infection rates at health care facilities, according to Irina Kenneley, PhD, RN, CNE, CIC, FAPIC, assistant professor of nursing. "We've seen that no single intervention will suffice; there are a lot of things that have to happen," she said. "It's a lot of work, but it needs to be done." 

Ebersbach Estate Trustees Announce $4.7 Million Total Gifts to the FPB School of Nursing
Dorothy Ebersbach’s desire to help others stretched even further yesterday as the trustees of her estate announced a second $2 million commitment to support flight nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The decision brings her total gifts to the school to $4.7 million. 

June 2012

CWRU Nurse Researcher Surveys Infection Control Practices for Home Patients
Assistant Professor Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC, FAPIC, reveals in the April issue of Home Healthcare Nurse about home healthcare workers who report about acquiring infections after visiting patients. Such events illustrate how bacteria from someone sick can infect others, she says. 

Helping Adolescents Root Out Stigma Associated with Mental Illness
In the Journal of Nursing Measurement, Clinical Research Scholar and Instructor Melissa Pinto, PhD, RN explains that the lack of data regarding stigma in adolescents demonstrates the need for a reliable and valid way to measure the presence of stigma associated with mental illness among this age group. 

April 2012

How to Keep Diabetes from Affecting Your Hearing
Cleveland Heights resident Tom Tobin lost his eyesight when he was 21, and ever since he has devoted much of his career to raising money for education programs to teach people how to manage the disease.

FPB Study Identifies the Point When Negative Thoughts Turn into Depression
A research survey tool called the Depression Cognition Scale (DCS), developed by Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing Jaclene Zauszniewski, is being used to determine when negative thinking establishes a pattern for the onset of clinical depression. 

March 2012

Five Questions with Brandon Pach, Ohio Nursing Students Association President
Brandon Pach, a junior in FPB's BSN program, discusses some of his career goals and busy extracurricular activities around the Case Western Reserve University campus.

High-Flying Nursing Professor Provides Life-Saving Support
Professor Elizabeth Madigan was on a red-eye flight from Bogota, Colombia to New York City when a fellow passenger required emergency assistance. Madigan stabilized him and stayed close until their plane arrived at its gate, where paramedics were waiting. 

Quality-of-Life Discussions Are Important for ICU Patients
Professor Barbara Daly and Associate Professor Sara Douglas led a research study that emphasizes the importance of patients having discussions related to quality of life before they become chronically critically ill. 

February 2012

FPB Students Work with Cleveland Youth in Music and Heart Program
Instructor Laurine Gajkowski's BSN students collaborated with Miles at Cranwood School teachers and administrators in a hands-on service learning experience to teach kids about heart health, blood pressure, and obesity.

In Time for American Heart Month, Dr. Shirley Moore Recommends Experimenting with Environmental Changes to Boost Heart Health
As you think about your special Valentine today—and the way he or she makes your heart flutter—it’s a good time to remember that a few changes in diet and exercise can improve heart health for people of all ages, Associate Dean for Research and Professor Shirley M. Moore says. 

FPB Senior Erika Cheung Helps Treat and Prevent STIs in Alaska
As part of her senior year BSN Capstone project, Erika Cheung found herself on the Alaskan tundra spearheading community efforts to combat a major health problem among the area's youth: sexually transmitted infections. 

January 2012

FPB Study Finds the Love of a Dog or Cat Helps Women Cope with HIV/AIDS [video]
Instructor Allison R. Webel discusses her research, which appears as an article entitled "The Relationship Between Social Roles and Self-Management Behavior in Women Living with HIV/AIDS" in the online journal Women's Health Issues. 

Focusing on Family Helps Mothers of Technology-Dependent Children Function
Assistant Professor Valerie Toly's research on mothers of technology-dependent children finds that successful integration of these children into life's day-to-day functions and events improves the overall cohesion of the family.