USF Nursing Research Team Center Stage at PNIRS International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden
University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Gordon Keller Professor, Maureen E. Groer, RN, PhD, FAAN, and three PhD students presented posters at the PsychoNeuroImmunology Research Society’s (PNIRS) 20th Annual Scientific Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2013.
USF Nursing students who presented posters at PNIRS Meeting include:
Allyson Radford Duffy– USF Nursing PhD student
- Poster Presentation: “Relationships Between Hair Cortisol and Marital Status in Female Veterans”
Pao-chu Hsu – USF Nursing PhD student
- Poster Presentation: “Prenatal Stress, Depression, and Herpes Viral Reactivation”
Dr. Groer presented three posters:
- Poster presentation: “Cytokines in Human Milk from Preterm Mothers”
- Poster Presentation: “Immune Recovery from Pregnancy across the Postpartum: Ex vivo Cytokines Syn-Thesis and Dysphoric Moods”
- Poster presentation: “Reduction of Hair Glucocorticoid Levels in an Animal Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”
“This meeting is the signature society for psychoneuroimmunology.,” Dr. Groer said. “I was very proud of our students. Their work was admired and commented on. Many people asked for consultations and our publications. It was a special bonding experience for us all.”
USF College of Medicine student, Rhonda Wilbur, also presented a poster at PNIRS.
(Left to Right). USF College of Nursing students Pao-chu Hsu and Allyson Radford Duffy, Dr. Maureen Groer, and USF College of Medicine student, Rhonda Wilbur, in Stockholm, Sweden attending the PNIRS 20th Annual Scientific Meeting
During the PNIRS meeting, scientists from all over the world including Australia, England, Germany, and China presented research. About 300 people attended the conference.
The PNIRS is an international organization created in 1993 for scientific and medical researchers in areas of psychology, neurosciences, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, infectious diseases, endocrinology and rheumatology. The organization’s goal is to conduct basic research that can be translated into clinically relevant health applications.
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