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Star Booker Receives $1 Million NIH Grant for Pain Study

Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN, recently received a $1 million National Institutes of Health grant investigating a pain self-management intervention that encourages behavioral changes in older Black participants. The study, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, is titled: “Testing the Pain Relief of Musculoskeletal Conditions…

Lyon Selected UF Research Foundation Professor 

The College of Nursing’s Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, was selected as a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2024. “UFRF Professors earn significant grants, publish in the leading journals in their field, hold university leadership positions and contribute to the university…

College of Nursing Alumni Lead Three Gator100 Companies

The 2024 Gator100 list, featuring some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses led by Gator Alumni, included three companies headed by UF College of Nursing graduates. Started 10 years ago by the UF Alumni Association, the Gator100 shines a spotlight on the entrepreneurial spirit and success of University of Florida graduates.

Leslie Parker Named College of Nursing Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship

Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was recently named the College of Nursing’s associate dean for research and scholarship. Dr. Parker has served in an interim capacity since last summer. She is now poised to lead the college into an exciting new chapter of collaboration and innovation. Working closely with…

College of Nursing Faculty Members Receive Southern Nursing Research Society Awards

Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, and Lisa Scarton, PHD, RN, recently received awards at the Southern Nursing Research Society’s conference held in Charlotte, NC. Starkweather received the Distinguished Researcher Award, which recognizes a nurse whose program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region. Scarton received…

UF-led Study Shows Dignity Therapy Comforts Whether Guided by Nurse or Chaplain

Dignity therapy provides significant spiritual and existential comfort to older, palliative care cancer patients, whether offered by a nurse or a chaplain, according to a study led by the University of Florida College of Nursing’s Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Northwestern University’s Linda Emanuel, PhD, MD. Dignity therapy includes…

UF College of Nursing Top 10 Public College in NIH Funding Ranking 

The University of Florida College of Nursing’s National Institutes of Health funding for 2023 cracked the top 10 among public colleges for the first time, according to the latest rankings by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The College of Nursing also ranked No. 17 nationally among all schools…

AI technology: A promising aid in nursing education and beyond

Nurses would probably be more satisfied, experience less burnout and stay in the profession longer if they had broad access to AI, according to Lisiane Pruinelli, PhD, MS, RN, FAMIA, associate professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing.  “Many nurses leave the profession because of all the heavy…