In schools, food banks and prenatal health clinics, students are discovering that nurses often make all the difference in the lives of the people they encounter.
Recent Articles by
Christine Phelan Kueter
September 13, 2016
Between a fifth and a quarter of American women experience violence at some point during their lives, making it “imperative that clinicians screen all women,” nursing researcher Linda Bullock said.
July 29, 2016
Prescription opioid abuse is a serious problem in Southwest Virginia, but so is mortality from advanced cancer. Nursing professor Virginia LeBaron is seeking to help health care providers and policymakers better understand who can access pain relief – and who cannot.
June 22, 2016
For women living in underserved, rural areas like Southwest Virginia where rates of cervical cancer are two to three times higher than the state average, access to health care can be a real barrier. One UVA nursing professor is researching whether at-home testing can help determine a woman’s risk for cervical cancer while it's still treatable.
June 16, 2016
With a $441,000 National Institutes of Health grant, nursing professor Jeongok Logan aims to broaden how we understand the ways stress contributes to arterial stiffness, which leads to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
May 17, 2016
When Fulbright Scholar Pam Kimeto arrived in Charlottesville from Kenya to pursue a Ph.D. in nursing, she was greeted by the seismic news of a surprise pregnancy and Virginia's 5.8-magnitude earthquake. Nonetheless, she emerged triumphant five years later.
April 29, 2016
A new study from the UVA School of Nursing examines the link between family planning and unplanned pregnancy among women living with disabilities.
March 17, 2016
Breast cancer gave nursing student Carolyn Wellford the chance to enroll in a clinical trial, and the experience fanned her desire to pursue nursing research.
March 03, 2016
Marya Jazouli faced an uncertain future when she arrived in the world 12 weeks early and landed in the UVA Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Now, two decades later, another stint in the NICU has made that future clearer.
January 06, 2016
The program, a joint venture between the Schools of Nursing and the Darden School of Business, seeks to break down the hierarchies that can compromise patient care.