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Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member Rachel Jones awarded Rutgers-Newark Provost Award
Date:11/26/2007

is approach was tested in a randomized controlled trial that was conducted in public housing developments and the STD clinic in Jersey City, and in downtown Newark. All aspects of the work involved nursing students from the Rutgers-Newark campus as well as young men and women from Newark and Jersey City.

It is an honor to be a recipient of this award. It is our hope that this award promotes the idea of working with the community to reduce HIV risk among young women. Our young students had the opportunity to participate in research and serve the community through practice, said Jones. The important aspect of this work is understanding, interpreting, and communicating womens knowledge about the relationship pressures that can get in the way of reducing HIV risk and through the drama, show the ways women can turn the situation around.

She and her team, composed of Alan Roth, an independent documentary filmmaker, Robert Nahory, a digital application developer at Rutgers-Newark Dana Library, nursing students, performing arts students and graduates from the Rutgers-Newark campus, technology students, and people from the community, created a 43-minute soap opera video and several shorter videos aimed at reducing HIV risk in inner city women. The research was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

The heroines in the videos are young adult African-American and Latina women acting with awareness of new choices to promote health. Recently, her team created a web site to promote access to the videos at www.stophiv.newark.rutgers.edu. Interested persons can view the videos and learn more about this research to reduce HIV/AIDS through soap opera dramatization.


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