Posted on Aug 23, 2016

Dr. Maureen Groer named top USF researcher

Dr. Maureen Groer named top USF researcher

USF Nursing’s Gordon Keller professor, Maureen Groer, PhD, added another prestigious award to an already impressive resume.

She was recently selected to receive the 2016 Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award from USF. She was chosen to receive this honor for her incredible achievements in research over the past year.

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Dr. Groer has been a driving force in nursing research for decades. Her influence and leadership in the profession has helped improve the lives of women and children through her research on breastfeeding and human milk biology, pregnancy and postpartum stress, and the effects of trauma on women’s immune system and health.

In 2015, Dr. Groer was awarded a $2.7 million grant from National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) to lead a team of USF Health researchers to study preterm infants’ gut microbiome and its effect on their growth and development.

Dr. Groer, who also leads the USF Nursing’s state-of-the-art bio-behavioral research laboratory, will be honored with the well-deserved award on Oct. 17 at the annual USF Faculty Awards Luncheon.

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