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A nurse visits a mother and baby in their home.

After 30 Years, New Mothers Study Sparks New Discoveries

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024 — The longitudinal study led by UR Nursing offers insights into how home visits by nurses influence the health and well-being of moms and their first-born children.


Closing Gaps in Cancer Genetics: UR Nursing Researcher Helps Improve Access to Counseling Through Innovative Technology

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024 — UR Nursing's Meghan Underhill-Blazey is part of a national team that's developing technology to improve access to cancer genetic testing and counseling.


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Firefighters Face High Risk of Cardiac Events. AI Can Predict Them, With Help from UR Nursing Research

Monday, Jan 15, 2024 — Data collected by UR Nursing on firefighters' cardiac health paved the way for a machine learning model that can be used in personal devices that monitor heart rate.


Gamji Rabiu Abu-Ba'are

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.


Dillon Dzikowicz, Mary Carey and Sunita Pokhrel Bhattarai stand in front of a research poster at the AHA conference.

UR Nursing Researchers Recognized at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023 — UR Nursing cardiovascular nurse scientists earned the Research Article of the Year Award and an early career travel grant.


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A ‘Wunderkind’ in Nursing Research: Lauren Ghazal Recognized Among STAT’s Top Emerging Scientists

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023 — Personal experiences as a cancer survivor led Ghazal, a family nurse practitioner, to discover a career path in adolescent and young adult cancer research.


Mitchell Wharton

Mitchell Wharton Inducted as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

Saturday, Oct 7, 2023 — Mitchell Wharton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, ACRN, AAHIVE, an accomplished educator, researcher, and clinician at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing’s 2023 class of fellows at the academy’s annual Health Policy Conference on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. 


UR Nursing Researchers Earn AACN “All of Us” Grant For Postpartum Depression Study

Monday, Oct 2, 2023 — University of Rochester scientists will assess whether heart rate during pregnancy can predict postpartum depression.


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Antipsychotics Are Likely Overprescribed Among Home Health Care Patients with Dementia, UR Nursing Study Says

Friday, Sep 15, 2023 — A School of Nursing-led study finds that antipsychotics are likely overprescribed for seniors with dementia in home health care. The side effects can be dangerous.


Headshot of Chen Zhang in the UR School of Nursing fourth floor lounge.

Chen Zhang Recognized as ANAC's Researcher of the Year

Thursday, Sep 7, 2023 — Zhang's latest work, which she will present at the 2023 ANAC conference, focuses on the impacts of structural racism on Black/African Americans affected by HIV/AIDS.


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.


Headshot of Meredith Kells in the UR School of Nursing fourth floor lounge.

Meredith Kells Honored As Fellow of Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2023 — Kells has been helping adolescents with eating disorders for more than a decade through her clinical practice and research.


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Meet Our New Faculty: Sukardi Suba Looks to Data Science to Advance Cardiac Care Delivery

Thursday, Aug 17, 2023 — As an expert in electrocardiography, Suba looks forward to utilizing his nursing and data science skills to innovate cardiac care delivery.


Portrait of Dillon Dzikowicz standing in a School of Nursing lounge.

Meet Our New Faculty: Dillon Dzikowicz Is Advancing ECG Research, Education

Thursday, Aug 17, 2023 — Dzikowicz, who also holds a master's in nursing education, is also passionate about generating interest in nursing research and informatics among undergraduates.


Meet Our New Faculty: Lauren Ghazal Speaks Up for Adolescent, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023 — Ghazal's research interests sit at the intersection of both her personal and professional experiences in cancer care, nursing and economics.


Recovery Houses, UR Nursing and CCHP team members gather outside a historic red brick house on Alphonse St. in Rochester.

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.


Natalie Leblanc, PhD, MPH, RN, BSN

UR Nursing Research to Explore Sexual Health, HIV Prevention for Women of Color

Friday, May 26, 2023 — A new UR Nursing study will explore the optimization and uptake of HIV biomedical interventions among communities who are most disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.


Pilot Funding Supports UR Nursing Studies on Heart Attack Treatment, Rural Health Literacy

Thursday, Mar 30, 2023 — Two UR Nursing researchers have received seed funding from the UR Clinical & Translational Science Institute for new projects.


Group at ENRS Conference

PhD Students, Faculty Represent UR Nursing at ENRS Scientific Sessions

Thursday, Mar 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. 


Martez Smith

PhD Candidate Martez Smith Receives UR Presidential Diversity Award

Friday, Mar 17, 2023 — Martez Smith, a sexual health researcher and social worker who has dedicated his life to HIV care and prevention, is a recipient of the Change Maker Award


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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.


Photo of Natalie LeBlanc and Chen Zhang with the World AIDS Day logo on a red and tan background

World AIDS Day 2022: UR Nursing HIV Researchers Share Their Latest Knowledge

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 — In honor of World AIDS Day 2022, School of Nursing HIV and sexual health researchers share their latest research findings and knowledge.


Wonkyung accepts an award at the School of Nursing auditorium.

MS-PhD Student Wonkyung Chang Receives U.S. Dept. of Health Fellowship

Monday, Nov 14, 2022 — MS-PhD student Wonkyung Chang aims to improve mental health outcomes among minority populations through her research and practice as a psychiatric nurse.


Ann Leonhardt-Caprio

UR Nursing Professor, Alum Earns American Heart Association Award

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 — Ann Leonhardt-Caprio has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing’s 2022 Stroke Article of the Year Award.


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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.


Marie Flannery, PhD Program Director

Marie Flannery to Direct UR Nursing PhD Program

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2022 — Marie Flannery, PhD, RN, has been named director of the University of Rochester School of Nursing’s PhD program, succeeding longtime director Bethel Powers, PhD, RN, FSAA, FGSA, who is retiring in July. “Assuming the position of director of the PhD program is an honor,” said Flannery.


Sukardi Suba, PhD, RN, CNS

SON Postdoc Honored with Distinguished Dissertation Award

Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 — Sukardi Suba, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was recently recognized with the 2022 Distinguished Dissertation Award in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. His dissertation was selected based on the criteria for its distinctive scholarliness, innovation, and important contribution of the dissertation to the discipline of nursing.


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Underhill-Blazey Receives Provost's Furth Fund Award

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 — Meghan Underhill-Blazey, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, was recently selected to receive the Valerie and Frank Furth Fund Award. The Furth Fund, administered by the Office of the Provost, provides awards up to $12,500 to help foster the development of promising scientists in the natural and biological sciences.


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Yang Yu Receives AWHONN Novice Researcher Award

Friday, May 27, 2022 — Yang Yu, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, has been selected to receive the Every Woman, Every Baby Novice Researcher Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).


Mitchell Wharton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNS

Wharton Co-Authors Article on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic Nursing

Monday, Feb 28, 2022 — Achieving equity within health care starts with the increase of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practitioners in academic nursing.


Sandhya Seshadri hugs Jean Clark during an ENGOAL class

ENGOAL Program: Crossing Boundaries and Making Strides

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 — Halfway through their collaborative two-year program, University of Rochester researchers and community stakeholders are making strides in crossing boundaries and educating older Rochester adults about active participation in projects with geriatrics health researchers.


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

School of Nursing to Host Events During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 — The Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders and the University of Rochester School of Nursing are hosting a series of events during National Eating Disorders Awareness week (Feb. 25 - March 3).


Kathi Heffner

Heffner Selected for Emerging Leaders in Aging Scholars Program

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 — Kathi Heffner, PhD, associate professor in the University of Rochester School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry, was among a select group of scholars chosen to participate in a yearlong national geriatric leadership development program.


A New Vision for Eye Care in India

A New Vision for Eye Care in India | University of Rochester School of Nursing

Monday, Mar 23, 2015 — A New Vision for Eye Care in India


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