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Beyond Biometrics: The Impact of UR Medicine Employee Wellness

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024 — Cheryl Ellenwood had always gotten good results from her biometric health screenings. So when her numbers rose to concerning levels despite what she considered to be a decent diet and exercise regimen, she turned to UR Medicine Employee Wellness. The nurse-led program provides services to more than 63,000 employees in 83 organizations in Western New York.

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UR Nursing’s Abu-Ba’are Leads $2.3M Study on Improving HIV Prevention, Care in Ghana

Monday, Dec 18, 2023 — A University of Rochester School of Nursing researcher has earned a $2.3 million National Institutes of Nursing Research grant to address stigma and discrimination related to HIV, sexual orientation, and gender expression and improve health outcomes among those who are most disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic in Ghana.

NIH Fogarty-Funded Study Seeks to Boost HIV Self-Testing, Reduce Stigma for Men in Ghana

Thursday, Sep 7, 2023 — The three-year study will focus on the feasibility of the "Many Men, Many Voices" intervention to improve HIV outcomes among young men in Ghana.

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Recovery Houses Partnership Aims to Advance Addiction Research, Health Outcomes

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023 — Nursing and public health researchers are aiming to improve recovery, sexual health, and mental health outcomes through research on sober living facilities.

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UR Medicine Admits First Cohort, Expands Tuition-Free Nursing Scholars Program

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023 — To combat the rising nursing shortage in the region, the University of Rochester Medical Center and School of Nursing have announced an expansion of their pioneering UR Nursing Scholars Program.

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Professor Jinjiao Wang Named Co-Editor in Chief of JMIR Aging

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 — University of Rochester nurse-scientist Jinjiao Wang looks forward to serving a broader community as JMIR Aging's new co-editor-in-chief.

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Nursing's Frontier: Rising to the Profession's Challenges, Lisa Kitko Glimpses the Future

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 — UR Nursing's new dean, Lisa Kitko, discusses nursing's future, her research, and her passion for fixing things.

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Alumni Profile: Cheryl Lustik Aims to Support Growth for Advanced Practice Providers in Leadership Role

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 — One of UR Nursing's first DNP Fellows, Cheryl Lustik is now creating professional development opportunities for others at UR Medicine.

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SON Research to Explore Using Data Science to Estimate Fetal Weight

Thursday, Sep 8, 2022 — A new University of Rochester School of Nursing study aims to develop a novel approach to more accurately estimating fetal birth weight, a potential first step to using data science to inform clinical assessment and decision-making during pregnancy.

Nurse practitioner student Mary Starks talks with a standardized patient during an OSCE (objective structured clinical examination), while her instructors look on.

A Worthy Faux: Simulation Events Create Powerful Learning Environment

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022 — "So far, it’s the most realistic education we’ve gotten in the program,” Sean Goonan, RN, BS, OCN, a 2021 adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner graduate, said after participating in his first Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). “In my opinion, it’s almost the equivalent of walking into a real patient’s room for the first time.”

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