Research

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    March 14, 2017 | School of Nursing ranked 4th in U.S. News 2018 graduate school rankings

    Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing was ranked 4th in the nation according to US News and World Report's 2018 America's Best Graduate Schools.

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    December 1, 2016 | Musical Motivation for Wellness While Living with HIV

    Musical Motivation for Wellness While Living with HIV

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    October 21, 2016 | Children's Environmental Health Panel Discussion

    Emory's Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics (C-CHEM2) to host a panel discussion on Thursday Oct. 27

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    October 19, 2016 | Emory schools part of NIH environmental research award

    Four Emory Schools are collaborative recipients of the NIH seven-year initiatives called Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) that supports research investigating the effects of early environmental exposures on child health and development.

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    October 17, 2016 | Shorter Radiotherapy Course Viable, Safe, and Cost-Saving in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

    Deborah Watkins Bruner presented the results of a trial comparing the patient-reported quality of life outcomes in 2 treatment arms¿one where patients received conventional radiotherapy, and one requiring one-third of the treatment time, known as hypofractionated radiotherapy.

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    October 6, 2016 | More Evidence: Shorter RT Safe in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

    A research study lead by Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner has found that for men with low-risk prostate cancer, hypofractionated radiation therapy provided quality-of-life outcomes similar to those of conventional RT, but with about one-third less treatment time.

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    August 17, 2016 | Hand hygiene technology at two Emory hospitals tests compliance among health care employees

    Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) and Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) are testing new technology to determine if hand hygiene compliance can be increased among health care workers.

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    July 26, 2016 | Emory schools awarded $5 million grant to establish Children's Environmental Health Research Center

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health, along with Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Emory School of Medicine received a $5 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a children¿s environmental health center.

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    July 11, 2016 | Environment, the microbiome, and preterm birth

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    May 27, 2016 | Emory Celebrates X & Y Chromosome Variations Awareness Month with Proclamation, Plans for Multidisciplinary Clinic

    X & Y chromosome variations have been called the quiet epidemic. These randomly occurring genetic conditions are not inherited, but are caused by chromosomes not separating properly prior to or during conception.

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    May 23, 2016 | Spring 2016 Edition of Emory Nursing Available

    The School of Nursing recently released the spring 2016 edition of Emory Nursing.

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    March 16, 2016 | School of Nursing ranks 8th according to U.S. News and World Report

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    March 9, 2016 | School of Nursing professor named one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in Healthcare

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    February 24, 2016 | School of Nursing professors inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

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    November 26, 2015 | Sex Ed in VR Can Prepare Young Women for Actual Sex

    Motherboard discusses Rasheeta Chandler's research into virtual reality sex ed.

  • The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's NIH funding ranking has risen from No. 38 in 2009 to its current No. 4 ranking, with an increase in funding from $1.9 million in 2009 to $6.2 million in 2015.

    November 10, 2015 | School of Nursing ranked fourth in nation for NIH research funding

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing's NIH funding ranking has risen from No. 38 in 2009 to its current No. 4 ranking, with an increase in funding from $1.9 million in 2009 to $6.2 million in 2015.

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    October 15, 2015 | Whole milk for a healthy heart? Don't raise that glass just yet

    Whole milk for a healthy heart? Don't raise that glass just yet

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    October 6, 2015 | Can I ditch my therapist for an avatar?

    Dr. Melissa Pinto's research on avatar usage for mental health care is highlighted.

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    September 23, 2015 | A warm and fuzzy idea for sick children

    Sharron Close PhD MS CPNP-PC, a research assistant professor and pediatric nurse practitioner in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing collaborates with Georgia Tech to understand Suffering.

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    September 23, 2015 | Emory receives record $572.4 million in external research funding for 2015

    Researchers at Emory University received $572.4 million from external funding agencies in fiscal year 2015, a 9.69 percent increase over last fiscal year. This marks the largest amount of research funding in Emory's history and is the sixth consecutive year that research funding has exceeded $500 million.

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    September 2, 2015 | School of Nursing professor featured in mental health and technology television and radio series

    Melissa D. Pinto, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University will be featured in the New Technologies for Whole Body Health and Wellness episode of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) television and radio series titled, Road to Recovery.

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    August 31, 2015 | Nursing researcher receives grant to investigate effects of maternal stress on infants

    Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, associate dean for research at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the neurobehavioral and cognitive effects of maternal stress and the microbiome on African-American infants.

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    August 28, 2015 | Nursing doctoral student receives NIH service award for pre-term birth study

    Alexis Dunn, CNM, MSN, a doctoral student at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to further her research on pre-term births in African-American women.

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    August 26, 2015 | Developing a New Tool to Detect a Frequently Missed Sex Chromosome Disorder in Boys

    A new assessment tool is being developed by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) to help pediatricians detect the physical traits of Klinefelter syndrome.

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    August 4, 2015 | Early detection linked to improved quality of life in boys with Klinefelter Syndrome

    The psychosocial well being of individuals with Klinefelter Syndrome could be improved with diagnosis in early childhood, according to a study led by researchers at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

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    July 16, 2015 | Nursing professor's prostate cancer study featured on cover of Cancer journal

    Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, is author of a research article featured on the cover of the July issue of Cancer. Cancer is an official journal of the American Cancer Society and reaches over 20 million people worldwide.

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    May 26, 2015 | School of Nursing professor receives AACN Pioneering Spirit Award for Nursing Research

    Ann E. Rogers, PhD, RN, nursing professor and researcher at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will receive the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Pioneering Spirit Award for her research on staff nurse fatigue and transformative impact patient safety.

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    May 20, 2015 | School of Nursing researcher receives PCORI grant for sex chromosome research

    Nell Hodgson School of Nursing researcher, Sharron Close, PhD, received a $230,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop recommendations of meaningful symptom management and lifestyle interventions for patients and families battling sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA).

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    May 7, 2015 | Nursing professor develops intervention for effects of military sexual trauma

    Ursula Kelly, PhD, assistant professor at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use yoga as an intervention for women who have experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military.

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    April 23, 2015 | Talk With Me Baby Campaign goes to the White House

    Talk with your baby about everything, says Assistant Professor Ashley Darcy-Mahoney PhD RN NNP-BC. The payoff will be huge.

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    March 25, 2015 | Emory ranks first in the U.S. for students with NIH predoctoral fellowships

    A total of 50 Emory students currently hold a Kirchstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, ranking Emory first in the United States.

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    March 10, 2015 | School of Nursing professor receives Distinguished Researcher Award

    The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has awarded Deborah Watkins Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, with the Distinguished Researcher Award.

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    March 5, 2015 | Fulbright grant helps nursing professor improve maternal, newborn health

    Foster is packing her bags for Santiago, Chile, where she'll be working to improve maternal and newborn health in the Americas through a Fulbright grant.

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    March 3, 2015 | Emory's School of Nursing ranked in top 10 by U.S. News and World Report

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University ranked 10th among nursing schools in the "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide released today by U.S. News and World Report. This top ranking is the highest in the nursing school's history, and was based on new statistical and reputational data introduced for the first time this year by U.S. News.

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    December 24, 2014 | HIV status disclosure linked to maternal prevention in rural Kenya

    Women living with HIV who had not disclosed their HIV-positive status to anyone had the lowest utilization levels of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and maternal health services in rural Kenya, according to a new study.

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    October 22, 2014 | Study investigates risk and protective factors for preterm birth in African American women

    The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing received a five-year, $1.9 million award from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to investigate risks and protective factors that contribute to high rates of preterm birth in African-American women.

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    October 16, 2014 | Talk With Me Baby program gains White House recognition

    Emory University's School of Medicine and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing are two key partners sharing Georgia's Talk With Me Baby (TWMB) initiative at a day-long workshop at the White House to help bridge the nation's 30 million word gap between children from high income families and children from low income families.

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    September 26, 2014 | Virtual primary care office lets young adults prep for doctor visits, manage depression

    "Kids today can't escape," says Melissa Pinto PhD RN, an assistant professor and mental health researcher at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

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    September 22, 2014 | School of Nursing study examines heat related illness and hazardous farmworker conditions

    Researchers at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will examine the nature of heat-related illness (HRI) in farmworker populations throughout Central Florida.