Enhances the trainee's skills and theoretical, methodological and statistical knowledge.
Provides individualized guidance to accommodate past experiences, interests and future career plans.
Fosters a strong mentoring relationship between the trainee and faculty advisor.
BioBehavioral Nursing Research Framework
The table below presents a partial list of person and environmental factors that are currently addressed by the College of Nursing and the collaborating program faculty in their research. These items are examples of the types of research opportunities available to fellows in the training program. Trainees will have opportunities to study a wide range of clinical populations as part of ongoing research programs including people with chronic diseases such as COPD, arterial vascular disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, Alzheimer’s disease, narcolepsy, and fibromyalgia. In addition, trainees can research healthy adults, healthy elderly and premature infants as well as animal models.
Opportunities for Studying Person and Environmental Factors Affecting Health
Delirium in hospitalized elderly
Daytime sleepiness in people with narcolepsy
Individual factors that influence responses to perceived pain
Effects of an enriched environment on recovery from cerebral ischemia
Changes in the level of sound and light in the environment of high risk newborns
Effects of mothers voice on development of preterm infants
Gender differences in myocardial function - animal model
Alcohol abuse - animal model
Person factors that affect exercise adherence
Social support for exercise in midlife women
Effects of community safety on adherence to community-based exercise