Category: Research

Class of 2020: Alexander Smith earns a second VCU degree

In the past decade, Alexander J. Smith has gone from student to middle school teacher to medical assistant to student, research assistant and neurosurgery care partner. It’s not indecision — every step has been guided by faith, determination and an unending drive to serve. This week, Smith will take the next step in his journey […]

A School of Nursing researcher is studying an app that provides wellness tools during and after pregnancy

Virginia Commonwealth University researcher Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., is studying a mobile app that could benefit these women by helping prevent the development of symptoms or helping them cope with their current symptoms. “At present, no systematic, app-based, self-management approaches designed to prevent or treat perinatal depressive symptoms exist in the U.S.,” said Kinser, an associate professor in […]

Langston Center to offer three-part virtual program for annual Quality Forum focusing on implementation science

The Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety, in partnership with VCU Health, will hold its annual Quality Forum in a three-part virtual series kicking off Aug. 19 with the first session. The forum, titled “The Science of Implementation – Human Behavior in an Age of Contagion,” will provide an understanding of principles from implementation […]

Join us for a discussion on clinical research during COVID

Please join VCU School of Nursing faculty members Patricia Kinser, Ph.D. (B.S.’03/N; M.S.’04/N; Cert.’04/N), and Lathika Mohanraj (Ph.D.’08/M; B.S.’14/N), for an online discussion of “Clinical research during COVID” on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2-3 p.m. Kinser is studying how the health crisis has affected pregnant women and new mothers and Mohanraj is researching how it has affected stem-cell transplantation patients. […]

VCU School of Nursing studies COVID-19 related experiences in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients

A VCU School of Nursing researcher is conducting an online study, “Pandemic COVID-19 and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients,” which focuses on understanding COVID-19 related experiences in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients.  Lathika Mohanraj, Ph.D., RN, BMTCN, assistant professor at the School of Nursing, is the principal investigator, and Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., assistant professor at the […]

VCU School of Nursing names Suzanne Ameringer the Florence E. Elliott Professor

Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, has been named the Florence E. Elliott Professor. The professorship is named after its benefactor, who served as a nursing arts instructor at the St. Philip School of Nursing from 1940 to 1943. St. Philip was a nursing school for […]

R.K. Elswick serves as a guest editor for Cancer Nursing

R.K. Elswick, Ph.D., professor and biostatistician at the VCU School of Nursing, is a guest editor along with Sarah Kagan and G.J. Melendez Torres on the Evidence Synthesis Theme Issue of Cancer Nursing. For a limited time, the entire theme issue has been made available to be viewed on the Cancer Nursing website without a […]

Shelly Smith publishes op-ed on reliable internet access for telehealth

Shelly Smith, DNP, APRN-BC, director of the DNP program and associate professor at the VCU School of Nursing, along with Sarah Raskin, Ph.D., assistant professor at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, authored a column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the need for reliable internet access as the use of telehealth increases […]

School of Nursing receives NIH grant to study an app for pregnant and postpartum women

The School of Nursing received a $2.3 million grant from the NationalInstitutes of Health to build on use of a promising app­-based approachfor preventing and reducing perinatal depressive symptoms. Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor, is the principle investigator of the five-year project, “‘Mamma Mia’: A multisite randomized controlled trial of an […]

VCU School of Nursing appoints Amy Salisbury as associate dean of research

VCU School of Nursing has announced the appointment of Amy L. Salisbury, Ph.D., RN, PMH-CNS, BC, a leading nurse scientist and clinician, as associate dean of research, scholarship, and innovation, effective Aug. 1, 2020.   Salisbury, currently an associate professor at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University and a clinical nurse specialist at Women […]