Professor Selected by Hartford Institute

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“Our program aims to bring together outstanding new scholars who are conducting significant research in gerontologic nursing and to give them an opportunity to interact with leading experts in the field. This unique opportunity to hone research skills helps these individuals to gain the competitive edge they need to attract research funding and publish the results.”

-- Elizabeth Capezuti,
co-director,
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2004) -- The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, part of the New York University Division of Nursing, has named Jan Coleman Gross, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, a Scholar in its 2004 Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars Program.

Gross, a continence specialist for Associates in Women’s Health and a rehabilitation consultant at Cardinal Hill Hospital, was selected for having conducted significant research in gerontologic nursing and for her strong leadership potential.

She is one of 19 nurses selected for the Hartford program from a national pool of outstanding applicants. Co-sponsored this year by the American Journal of Nursing, the program is designed to foster new gerontological nursing researchers. Its long-term goal is to augment the contributions of nurse researchers toward enhancing evidence-based practice and improving the quality of health care for older adults.

Gross’ research addresses the effect of a free water protocol on stroke patients with dysphagia.

“Our program aims to bring together outstanding new scholars who are conducting significant research in gerontologic nursing and to give them an opportunity to interact with leading experts in the field,” says Elizabeth Capezuti, co-director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. “This unique opportunity to hone research skills helps these individuals to gain the competitive edge they need to attract research funding and publish the results.”

The 19 scholars attended a weeklong seminar in mid-July that was held at New York University’s Division of Nursing and led by Capezuti. During the seminar, they were brought together with teaching faculty – all nationally recognized nursing researchers – for an intensive and interactive experience in which they gained critical analysis and research skills.

For more information on this and other programs of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, visit www.hartfordign.org.


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