Three faculty members at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing have been recognized for their ongoing contributions and professional achievements in health care with elections into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as Distinguished Nursing Fellows.
Dr. Angela Fernandez (site PI) and Dr. Lonnie Nelson (PI, Washington State University (WSU), College of Nursing) were awarded a Diversity Supplement to an R01 grant to support the study Measurement of Nature Contact: The Influence of Cultural Practices on Sleep Health and Chronic Disease among Rural and Urban American Indians.
Dr. Rachel Gicquelais, PhD, was awarded a COVID-19 Response Research and Education grant to support the study Responding to dual epidemics of COVID-19 and overdose among people who inject drugs in Wisconsin.
Dr. Madelyne Greene was selected to be a UW BIRCWH scholar (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health).
Dr. Linsey Steege, PhD, was awarded a grant to support the study Sleep and Fatigue during Covid-19 in Health Care Workers (SAFE-CARE study 2).
The pressures of the pandemic, which made nurses more visible than ever, are expected to make burnout worse. Nurses in the field and scholars in the School of Nursing are pushing for policy reforms, researching the root causes and effects of the critical issues facing the profession, and implementing new evidence-based tools to improve working conditions and patient outcomes.
Dr. Maichou Lor, PhD, RN, was awarded a Baldwin grant to support the study Partnering with the Hmong Community to Build Better Medical Translation Tools and Preserve Hmong Narratives to Reduce Health Disparities.
Dr. Madelyne Greene, PhD, RN, was awarded a grant to support the study Intersex Prevalence and Clinical Response.
Dr. Megan Zuelsdorff was awarded a grant to support the study Stressors, allostatic load, and ADRD disparity: Addressing COVID-19 impact.
Drs. Gicquelais and co-investigator Dr. Bryan were awarded the ICTR Clinical & Community Outcomes Research grant to support the study Expanding Access to Naloxone: Developing a Person-Centered Naloxone Prescribing Intervention for People Living with Opioid Use Disorder.