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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Spotlight

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we spoke to Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive associate dean and the Thomas M. and Irene B. Kirbo endowed chair. Lyon’s research focuses on developing a better understanding of the biological underpinnings of breast cancer, specifically on a patient’s quality of life…

UF Nursing Researchers Provide Parents CHOICES for Reproductive Health

Two University of Florida College of Nursing researchers earned a four-year $3 million grant to support a large national study to test the effect of a web-based educational tool that aims to help young adults understand sickle cell disease — or even prevent it from being inherited. The award from the National…

New Research Finds Antibodies in Breast Milk of Vaccinated Mothers

Associate Professor Leslie Parker, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, was part of a research team found that breast milk from COVID-19 vaccinated mothers contained COVID-19 antibodies, which may be able to protect nursing babies. The study was part of a collaborative effort between the College of Medicine, College of Nursing,…

DNP student selected for prestigious fall 2021 internship

DNP PMHNP student Taylor Bell, BSN, RN was selected by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center to participate in a prestigious internship this fall. The Fall 2021 Cancer Policy Internship will be in Washington, D.C., with the UF Office of Federal Relations. Through this internship, Taylor will be able…

UF Nursing faculty and students embrace research mentorship

University of Florida College of Nursing researchers collaborated with a recent Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate and an interdisciplinary team of researchers to co-author an article that was published in the scientific journal, the Journal of Pain. Assistant Professors Ellen Terry, PhD; Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN; and Keesha…

Back in Action: College of Nursing Research Summit Commences after COVID-19 Pause

Following a brief hiatus in 2020 when it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College of Nursing’s Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship resumed this year for its 17th edition. During the event on April 16, faculty, students, clinicians and interdisciplinary professionals alike showcased cutting-edge research and changes…

Gator Nursing Students Place Third at SNRS Conference

Congratulations to Gator Nursing PhD students Marina Magalhães (first author), Larissa Iapicca and their faculty mentor, Dr. Leslie Parker. They received 3rd place for the top student Southern Nursing Research Society abstract/presentation at the SNRS 35th Annual Conference. The title of their study is “Effect of pasteurized human donor…