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Pregnant individuals with depression may access mindfulness activities through VCU School of Nursing study

A new clinical trial at Virginia Commonwealth University will study the impact of mindfulness activities and social connectedness on people with depression while pregnant. If effective, the low-cost intervention could be duplicated in other communities. Funded in May by a nearly $2.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of […]

VCU School of Nursing joins NIH-funded national study on long-term effects of COVID-19 in children

The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday the expansion of a national research project dedicated to studying the long-term health impacts of COVID-19. Researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University are joining a team of scientists to study the impact of Long COVID-19, specifically in infants, children and adolescents. With more than 30% of new COVID-19 cases occurring in children, understanding […]

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 […]

Patricia Kinser featured on NBC 12

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor, was recently interviewed for a NBC 12‬ story about her study on the effect of yoga on depression during pregnancy. Watch the story here.

Patricia Kinser receives STTI/SNRS grant for centering pregnancy and yoga study

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN (B.S. ’03/N; M.S. ’04/N; Cert. ’04/N), assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health Nursing, was selected to receive a Sigma Theta Tau International/Southern Nursing Research Society (STTI/SNRS) grant to support a pilot study, titled “Mindful Physical Activity+Centering Pregnancy for Overweight/Obese Diverse Pregnant Women.” Kinser is co-investigator on […]

Patricia Kinser Elected to SNRS

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, was elected to the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) Board of Directors as Director of Awards for 2015-2017. The SNRS is a community of nurse researchers who have a passion for improving the health of individuals, families, and communities […]

Patricia Kinser Receives CCTR Endowment Fund Grant

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., WHNP-BC, RN, assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Health Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant from the CCTR Endowment Fund to support her study, titled “Social, environmental, and epigenetic mechanisms underlying postpartum depression: A pilot study.” Kinser’s study involves following women through their pregnancies and into the postpartum period […]

Patricia Kinser Receives D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award

Patricia Kinser, Ph.D., RN, WHNP-BC, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, received the D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award presented by the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS) to recognize the contributions of a researcher who has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region. Due to flight cancellations […]