Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Ruth M. Colket Professor in Pediatric Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Room 483 Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4217
tel: (215) 898-3399
The College of New Jersey BSN
University of Maryland MS
Temple Univesity PhD
University of Pennsylvania Post-Doc
Over the past 10 years Dr. Medoff-Cooper has been teaching research methods in both the doctoral and masters. All of her teaching emphasizes the importance of integrating research into clinical practice and how clinical practice informs clinical research. In this way, she hopes to influence quality of care nationally through research utilization models that Penn Nursing graduates will bring into the health care community. Dr. Medoff-Cooper also lectures in undergraduate courses. Every other year, Dr. Medoff-Cooper offers a doctoral seminar on theoretical foundations of developmental research and its application to research with children.
Dr. Medoff-Cooper is internationally recognized for her research on infant development, feeding behaviors in high-risk infants, and infant temperament. She has been funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and the Benjamin Franklin Partnership of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as numerous professional organizations and foundations. She has been funded by the National Institute of Health for over 18 years with my individual awards over $14 Million . She is also been the recipient of a Phase I and Phase II SBIR to develop a feeding device which is now patented and under development for commercialization. Over the past 40 years Dr. Medoff-Cooper has mentored numerous undergraduates, pre and post-doctoral students. All of her teaching/mentoring emphasizes the importance of integrating research into clinical practice and how clinical practice informs clinical research. In this way, she hopes to influence quality of care nationally through research utilization models that Penn Nursing graduates will bring into the health care community. She has served on NIH research study sections including the review group that evaluates pre an post doctoral training applications.
Currently Funded Grants
Center for Biobehavioral Research
Dr. Medoff-Cooper's clinical interests include neonatal intensive care, pediatric primary care and high risk follow up programs.
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