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10/29/2013

Dr. J. Margo Brooks Carthon Receives Funding

J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN has been awarded $350,000 in funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study "Nursing and patient perspectives of hospital readmission disparities."

​J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN has been awarded $350,000 in funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study "Nursing and patient perspectives of hospital readmission disparities."

Dr. Brooks Carthon's research will examine how nursing interventions, such as discharge planning and coordination of care, influence repeat hospitalizations among older minority patients. The study will employ a mixed model approach and will elicit viewpoints of older minority patients through focus group interviews and survey responses of nurses.

The award, as part of the RWJ Nurse Faculty Scholar's program is to create a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing.