News Category: Research

Researching Affordable Health Interventions

May 6, 2022

Meet Kavita Radhakrishnan, PhD, MSEE, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s research applies current and emerging technologies such as telemonitoring, connected sensors and digital gaming in order to resolve clinical nursing research problems such as heart failure self-management. The long-term goal of her research is to develop affordable and scalable health interventions that enable ‘aging in place’.

Paving the Way for Student Success

May 6, 2022

Meet Janice F. Hernandez, DNP, RN, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Professor and Division Chair of The Holistic Adult Health Division at the UT Austin School of Nursing. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at the UT Austin School of Nursing and aims to motivate and inspire nursing faculty and students while leading and implementing changes that will pave the way for the success of those she meets.

Educating the Next Generation of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists

May 6, 2022

Meet Carol Delville, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FCNSI, Clinical Associate Professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing. Dr. Delville “Bleeds Burnt Orange” having obtained her BSN, MSN and PhD degrees from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She is currently the advanced practice Program Director for our Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program.

Improving Public Health through Education and Outreach

May 6, 2022

Meet Alexandra Garcia, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Graduate Advisor for the UT Austin School of Nursing. “It is a privilege to work as a nurse and be a Graduate Advisor. These roles are very meaningful to me as I get to supervise our master's and doctoral students, who will make a difference in patients' lives, while teaching public health and conducting research which helps inform policymakers at organizational and governmental levels about how to improve health. Nursing has it all!”

Furthering Nursing Education through Teaching and Research

May 6, 2022

Meet Laura Murphy, MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Instructor, Alternate Entry Foundation Year Coordinator, two-time graduate from the UT Austin School of Nursing, and a current PhD Candidate with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.

Professors Honored by Prestigious International Society

April 5, 2022

Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dolores V. Sands Chair; and John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joseph Blades Centennial Professor in Nursing, at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, have been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Palliative and Long-term Care Leadership Leads to Prestigious National Award

Jan. 19, 2022

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, FGSA, associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, was awarded a Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program award by the Cambia Health Foundation. She was one of ten emerging palliative care leaders selected from among a competitive pool of applicants.

Seeking Solutions to Diabetes-Associated Cognitive Impairment

Oct. 4, 2021
Diabetes disproportionally affects the Latinx community as a whole, and few studies have been conducted on specific disease processes in Latinx ethnic subgroups. Dr. Cuevas, a first-generation Cuban American and nurse, is developing appropriate interventions that distinguish differences resulting from migration patterns, culture, gender, economics, and political realities of each Latinx subgroup in order to establish more specific guidelines for diabetes care.

Baby Steps in Genetic Research May Lead to Prevention of Preterm Births

Sept. 14, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — It has long been known that the earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of death or serious disability. Approximately one in 10 babies are born too early in the United States every year. In a recent study, researchers investigated one source — the vaginal microbiome — to look for solutions.