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    Dr. Hsiao-Lan Wang awarded grant from Sigma Theta Tau International

    July 7, 2014

    Hsiao-Lan Wang, PhD, RN, CMSRN, HFS, assistant professor at the USF College of Nursing, was recently awarded a grant from the Delta Beta Chapter-at-Large, a part of the Sigma Theta Tau International.   The $2,900 grant to study Exergame Grading Scheme: Validity and Reliability among Cancer Survivors provides support to advance Dr. Wang’s research goals. Sigma Theta Tau International is the international honor society of nursing. Through its 490 chapters in 85 countries, the organization helps advance world health and celebrates nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. The Delta […]

    Brief PTSD Therapy strongly reduces symptoms of chronic pain, USF Nursing study reports

    June 11, 2014

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a growing epidemic among veterans and military service members returning from the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with PTSD, a large percentage of veterans also experience chronic pain including the nervous system, internal organs and musculoskeletal tissues. These physical symptoms can be debilitating, and so far, no formal guidelines for treatment exits. Diego F. Hernandez, PsyD (right), a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical director of ART at USF College of Nursing, demonstrates Accelerated Resolution Therapy, as veteran Brian Anderson follows his hand movements However, […]

    USF Nursing Glenna Brewster to become officer for aging organization

    June 11, 2014

    USF College of Nursing PhD student, Glenna Brewster, MS, RN, FNP,-BC, has been named Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Secretary by Gerontological Society of America (GSA). As a representative of GSA and its Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization, Brewster will be responsible for governance and strategic planning. She was one of 16 GSA members to receive this title. GSA is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. Brewster will be recognized for this new role during GSA’s 67th Annual […]

    Nursing Educational Design team presents at CanvasCon event

    June 11, 2014

    Sing, O., Goossens, M. & Talley, A. (2014, April). Canvas template. Podium presentation at the 2014 CanvasCon – FL User’s Group at the Pasco Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Fla.

    Dr. Theresa Beckie presents at World Congress of Cardiology on Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Tailored for Women

    June 11, 2014

    Beckie, T. M. (2014, May). Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Tailored for Women – Does it Increase Compliance? Podium presentation at the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Melbourne, Australia.

    Dr. Theresa Beckie receives USF Faculty International Travel Grant

    June 11, 2014

    Theresa Beckie, PhD, FAHA, professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing recently received the USF Faculty International Travel Grant for Summer 2014 for travel to Melbourne, Australia to present her research on Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Tailored for Women. The grant program, sponsored by the USF Office of Research & Innovation and the Faculty Research Council, is designed to provide financial support for scholarly and creative presentations by USF faculty at major professional meetings and conferences outside the United States. For related stories on Dr. Theresa Beckie click […]

    Dr. Cecile Lengacher and Carly Paterson present at ONS on Sexuality after Breast Cancer Treatment

    June 11, 2014

    Paterson, C., & Lengacher, C.A. (2014, May). State of the Science: Randomized Controlled Trials Implementing Couples Interventions Addressing Sexuality after Breast Cancer Treatment. Poster presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 39th Annual Congress in Anaheim, California.

    Dr. Cecile Lengacher and team present at ONS on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    June 11, 2014

    Lengacher, C.A., Reich, R., Ramesar, S., Paterson, J. (2014, May). Gene-Based Moderation of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR(BC)) in Post-Treatment Cognitive Impairment(CI) among Breast Cancer Survivors(BCS).  Poster presentation at the Oncology Nursing Society 39th Annual Congress in Anaheim, California.

    Dr. Theresa Beckie publishes on coronary heart disease

    June 10, 2014

    Beckie, T.M. ( 2014). Biopsychosocial determinants of health and quality of life among young women with coronary heart disease. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports. 8, 366.

    Dr. Maureen Groer publishes on association between T. gondii seropositivity and obesity

    June 9, 2014

    Reeves, G.M., Mazaheri, S., Snitker, S., Langenberg, P., Giegling, I., Hartmann, A. M., Konte, B., Friedl, M., Okusaga, O., Groer, M. W., Mangge, H., Weghuber, D., Allison, D. B., Rujescu, D., Postolache, T. T. (2013). A Positive association between T. gondii seropositivity and obesity. Front Public Health. 1(73).

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