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PhD Students, Faculty Represent UR Nursing at ENRS Scientific Sessions

  By Gianluca D'Elia
  Thursday, March 23, 2023

A team of PhD students and faculty represented the University of Rochester School of Nursing at the Eastern Nursing Research Society's (ENRS) 2023 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia on March 23 and 24. 

The theme of this year's conference was "Promoting Liberty: Addressing Determinants of Health Through Nursing Science." The conference incorporated a strong focus the role of nursing science in understanding social and structural determinants on health and addressing health disparities.

PhD candidate Dillon Dzikowicz, '17N, '21N (MS), PCCN, CMC, CSC, was named the recipient of the 2023 ENRS/Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Dissertation Award. In Spring 2023, Dzikowicz successfully defended his dissertation, "Differentiating NSTEMI Patients with and without an Occluded Culprit Artery." His research aims to utilize machine learning and novel electrocardiographic features to improve the treatment stratification of patients suffering from heart attacks.

Yuri Choi and Shelby Przybylek present during the poster sessions at the 2023 ENRS conference.

Members of the UR Nursing community presented the following posters and papers:

  • Sandy Zhang, MS, RN: "A Scoping Review of Resilience Measures in Older Adults with Cancer"

  • Zona Yeh, MSN, RN: "Impact of Dietary Fiber Intake on Postpartum Adiposity: A Systematic Review of the Current Evidence"

  • Wonkyung Chang, RN, BSN: "Revisit the Prevalence of Unhealthy Alcohol Use among Ethnic Minority Immigrant Gay, Bisexual Men, and Other Men who Have Sex with Men (GBMSM) in North America: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis"

  • Yuri Choi, MSN, RN and Shelby Przybylek, RN, BSN, CCRN: "Admission Requirements for PhD in Nursing"

  • Erin Vernetti, MS, RN: "A Multidisciplinary Evolutionary Concept Analysis of Stigma in the Context of Sexual Assault"

  • Lindsay Batek, ND, BSN, RN: "Positive Deviance: A Concept Clarification using the Norris Method"

UR Nursing Dean Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN serves as a member-at-large on the ENRS Board of Directors, overseeing the organization's research interest groups.

Categories: Research, PhD

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