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Black History Month Research Spotlights: Lakeshia Cousin and Dany Fanfan

Lakeshia Cousin Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC has placed her commitment to health equity above all else. The assistant professor is currently researching ways to not only improve health outcomes for African Americans, but also inspire bright futures for a diverse nursing workforce. Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC While working…

UF Nursing Welcomes AI Pioneer Lisiane Pruinelli

The University of Florida College of Nursing recently welcomed its newest artificial intelligence expert, Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, RN, FAMIA, as an associate professor in the Family Health and Community Science Department. Before coming to UF, Pruinelli was part of the University of Minnesota faculty, where she most recently served as…

This November, I Am Thankful to be Advocating for Health Care Equity

Assistant Professor Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN, speaks about what the month of November means to her. November is one of my favorite times of year: It is both Native American Heritage Month and Diabetes Awareness Month, and these events are of personal importance to me. During Native American Heritage Month,…

Research at the UF College of Nursing

Oct. 17 marked the start of Research Week, the start of a week-long celebration of nursing research and innovation at the UF College of Nursing! Our faculty set the standard for excellence when it comes to scholarship that aims to improve nursing education, patient care and health outcomes. Learn how…

A Letter from the Heart: Celebrating World Heart Day

Associate Professor Jennifer Dungan, MSN, PhD, recently created the below story in honor of World Heart Day: Each year on Sept. 29, World Heart Day is celebrated around the globe. This event is dedicated to increasing local, national and worldwide awareness of a condition deadlier than all forms of…

UF nursing students, researchers EMBRACE collaboration for palliative care

Through a collaboration, University of Florida College Nursing students had the opportunity to work with and learn from seasoned researchers on a successful pilot study that found potential mutual benefits of caregivers giving daily massages to patients receiving hospice and palliative care.   Recent College of Nursing BSN students Kristina…

Ellen Terry

We caught up with Ellen Terry, PhD, assistant professor in the Biobehavioral Nursing Science Department at the UF College of Nursing. Her research interests involve investigating the influence of cognitive and emotional factors (e.g., pain catastrophizing, negative affect) on pain and pain processing. How long have you been at the College…

Star Booker

Staja ‘Star’ Booker, PhD, RN is an assistant professor in the Behavioral Nursing Science department. Booker’s research interests center on understanding the lived experience of osteoarthritis pain in older adults. Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN Why did you decide to become a nurse researcher? I went into research…