(May 3, 2012) – Research Day is an opportunity for UTHealth School of Nursing students to show others what they have learned doing research on a specific topic. More than that, the students can practice the important academic skills of effective presentation and explanation.
This year’s Research Day, April 20 in the lobby and on the third floor of the nursing school, included posters and presentations by honors, master’s, D.N.P. and Ph.D. students, as well as recipients of intramural research grants such as the Dean’s Research Award and the PARTNERS Nursing Research Award.
“Research Day brought students and faculty together to share findings of research and practice projects across programs and departments,” said Interim Associate Dean for Research Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D., R.N. “Fifteen podium and 17 posters were presented, and the sessions were lively and generated a great deal of discussion.”
Honor students who presented included: Vivian Jacobs, Benjamin Flint, Stacy Drummond Andrea L. Crane, Daniel Wilden, Danthanh Dao, Linda Siminerio, Melanie Newman and Carla D. Wilkerson.
Participating Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) students included: Jeffrey R. Eitel, Louisa Chika Ikpeama, Pamela Lopez, Justina Megwa, Sarah Livesay, Mary P. Hildebrand, Jacqueline Joyce McCoy, Sherly Sebastian, Melissa McLenon, Mary Lou Warren, Cilymol Abraham, Diane Langton and Christine Nguyen-Moen.
Among contributing students from the Ph.D. program were: Jennifer Cahill, Katrina Leyden, Eunduck Park, and Accelerated Ph.D. students Christina Nunez, Angela Nash and Lisa Boss.
Research Day is sponsored by UTHealth School of Nursing’s Zeta Pi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) honor society. The annual event also is approved for continuing nursing education credit by the school’s provider unit.