Navigation Links
NIH grant makes STaRs of 8 Wayne State nursing students
Date:7/2/2013

DETROIT Eight Wayne State University undergraduate nursing students are gaining unique insight about the research field thanks to a $40,000 grant awarded to the university's College of Nursing and School of Medicine from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.

The "Socio-behavior Training and Research (STaR) Program," led by Xiaoming Li, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Prevention Research Center in the School of Medicine, and Nancy Artinian, Ph.D., associate dean for research and director of the Office for Health Research in the College of Nursing, will provide participants with skills and experiences not offered at the undergraduate level. In doing so, Artinian says, the students will have a more successful transition to research work environments or graduate studies sooner rather than later.

"Now is the time to get them excited about research and expose them to the many possibilities available in the field of nursing," she says. "We don't want them to get to a doctorate level and find out that it is too late for a research career."

An important goal for the program is to attract nursing students to doctoral education at an earlier age. Research has found that the median age of graduates receiving doctorate degrees is 47.3 years. Earlier engagement would result in increased years for productive teaching and research.

StaR students Lisa Bensmiller of Brighton, Kurt Omadlao of Royal Oak, Roberta Ukavwe of Detroit, Amber Buchholz of Dearborn Heights, Brittany Nelson of Brownstown, Anita D'Souza and Emily Glick of Troy and Cristina Miclea of Rochester Hills are paired with faculty of the College of Nursing and the School of Medicine's Pediatric Prevention Research Center.

Throughout the eight-week program, trainees spend 20 hours a week between laboratory and field work while attending seminars and topical workshops relative to socio-behavioral health research and career development.

The experience introduces participants to every facet of research, from determining focus groups to recruiting participants and collecting and analyzing data. The students receive a $3,000 stipend for their participation in the program, to which they were accepted through a competitive application process.

The students are unanimous in their gratitude at being selected to assist with research on a host of health topics including juvenile diabetes, asthma, HIV, immunization rates and cancer, and say the experience is opening up a wealth of opportunities.

Glick, who plans to attend graduate school, says she is "delighted" to have been selected because the program is giving her a "little bit of head start" in understanding research programs and processes she will encounter as a graduate student.

Nelson, an honors student who is considering a dual Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Ph.D. program, says STaR has been enlightening.

"It is because of this program that professors and researchers know me, and from them I have received amazing advice and opportunities because of the networking," says Nelson.

The students are developing their own abstract studies for submission to research conferences and events such as the college's Research Day or the annual WSU Undergraduate Research Conference. Several are pursuing the publication of their work in research journals, says Artinian.

With the growing complexity of today's health issues, a significant component of the program is educating participants about the importance of working in multidisciplinary teams.

The NIH grant number for this project, "Socio-Behavioral Training and Research (STaR) Program for Nursing College Students," is NR013160.


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. LSDF announces grants to commercialize health-related products and services
2. BUSMs Anurag Singh, Ph.D., receives top American Lung Association grant
3. LSDF makes grants to commercialize health-related products
4. Grant to further childhood sarcoma therapeutic research
5. Lauren Sciences LLC awarded second Michael J. Fox Foundation grant to further develop V-Smart™ Therapeutic for Parkinsons disease
6. SMU researcher receives Hogg Foundation grant to study childhood depression
7. Saul Schottenstein Foundation B Makes a Grant to Partnership Resources, Inc.
8. Grant initiates new stem cell research for patients suffering with corneal blindness
9. Voices Against Brain Cancer Awards Grant to Tocagen to Support Investigation of Toca 511 & Toca FC in Patients with Recurrent Brain Cancer
10. Immigrant Entrepreneurs Demonstrate Growing Contribution To U.S. Economy, Says American Made 2.0
11. Loyola receives $1.5 million grant to study vitamin D for diabetes and depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... There is no ... Hospital, according to a special report in the May issue of Consumer Reports focused ... highest quality ranking for results achieved during and after coronary bypass and aortic valve ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... solutions, announces the continuation of its strategic partnership with and platinum sponsorship of ... nations in the safe and effective management of complex spine deformity cases, particularly ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities at Telehealth 2.0, the American Telemedicine Association’s ... bundles, which pairs medical devices with a pre-programmed tablet in a remarkably easy-to-use ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... The Santana Telehealth Project was honored with the 2017 ... American Telemedicine Association’s annual conference, on April 23 in Orlando, FL. , “I am ... the lives of the poor and underserved in other parts of the world,” said ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... As ... Memorial Museum today to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, ... ceremonies at Hadamar and Auschwitz on its CMATH Champions trip to Germany and Poland ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Eyevensys, a private biotechnology company ... expression technology that enables the safe, local, sustained production ... wide range of ophthalmic diseases, announces it has received ... Agency (MHRA) to advance its technology into clinical development. ... The EyeCET ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 The Mobile X-Ray ... showcase a healthy CAGR during the forecast period ... in the global digital mobile X-Ray devices market, which is ... in 2017, expanding at a CAGR of 7% over the ... $ opportunity of more than US$ 100 Mn in 2017 ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... The Global Effective Microorganisms (EM) Market ... has covered and analysed the potential of Global Effective Microorganisms ... shares and growth factors. The report identifies and analyses the ... the global market. ... 152 Tables and Figures, 6 Major Company Profiles, spread across ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: