News Category: Research

Precision Care in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: Genetic component has potential to affect recovery

Dec. 12, 2018

More than 40 million people show up in emergency rooms and health care clinics in the United States each year with a variety of serious injuries. Of these, approximately 2.5 million are traumatic brain injuries (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, the majority of TBI patients survive their injuries, although symptom burden remains high and disabilities may persist for years or decades after initial injury.

Bridge Builders: Closing the knowledge gap in self-management of chronic illnesses

Sept. 24, 2018

Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, FAAN, wasn’t about to let the grass grow under her feet once she arrived at The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Determined from the outset to make a difference in the burgeoning health inequalities that exist in Central Texas and across the state, the renowned nurse scholar and educator went to work and in less than a year had received National Institutes of Health funding for a P30 Core Center in Self Management of Chronic Illness.

All Through the Night: Reducing Nighttime Agitation in People with Alzheimer’s Disease

March 20, 2018

Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN and research professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing, knows personally the heartache of watching a loved one succumb to dementia and its many distressing symptoms.

Information Vacuum: Narrowing the Gap between Health Literacy and Technology

Feb. 1, 2018

The patient was scheduled to have a shoulder replacement. She wasn’t concerned about the procedure itself but did want to know more details. She wanted to know what it would feel like, how much it weighed, even what color it might be.