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Established in 1989 as one of the first centers to scale up rigorous research on the impact of nursing on patient outcomes, the Center uses evidence to inform policy and produces the next generation of scientists.

Rebecca Clark, PhD, MSN, RN Joins Betty Irene Moore Fellowship Program at UC Davis Nursing School.

The fellowship program is made possible by Betty Irene Moore’s passion to advance nursing with the goal of better outcomes for individuals, families and communities. Rebecca Clark is the Assistant Professor of Perinatal Nursing, Midwifery, and Women’s Health at Penn Nursing, as well as a Nurse Scientist at Pennsylvania Hospital, has been chosen as one of 16 nurse scientists for the fourth cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. Dr. Clark is the first nurse scientist from Penn to receive this distinction. More Additionally, we are pleased to announce that our colleague has recently secured outside funding through a University Research Foundation Grant for the research project titled, “Unveiling the Attributes of Remarkable Hospitals with Low-Risk Cesarean Rates for Black Women that Surpass the National Benchmark.”

Penn Nursing Celebrates CHOPR Director at the Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award Program.

The biennial award honors the best scholarly qualities that Dr. Fagin, the School’s third Dean, exemplified. It is given to a Penn Nursing faculty member, or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program, who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing scholarship. Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, The Independence Chair for Nursing Education, Professor of Nursing, and Director of the School’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, is a stellar nurse scientist with national and international stature and impact. He is renowned for his program of research that addresses critical problems that affect the nursing profession and enhances health system quality. More

Dr. Margo Brooks Carthon is the recipient of a Hillman Foundation Grant to further expand THRIVE..

THRIVE is a novel, equity-centered approach that provides whole-person care to Medicaid patients transitioning from hospital to home. A $300,000 Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Catalyst Award will provide the funds to advance the promising intervention and brainchild of Dr. Brooks Carthon. The additional funding will serve to establish THRIVE as a standard for delivering transitional care to Medicaid patients. More

Dr. Karen Lasater is PI of a new R01 from AHRQ.

Dr. Lasater’s new study, Learning from Hospital Preparedness during COVID: Chronically Under-Resourced Nurses and Patient Safety,” leverages the unique data CHOPR has collected from NY and IL to understand how hospitals and the nurses and patients in them fared through the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-investigators include: Drs. Matthew McHugh, Linda Aiken, and Herbert Smith.

New CHOPR Publications

BMJ Open

Explaining racial disparities in surgical survival: a tapered match analysis of patient and hospital factors.
Lasater KB, Rosenbaum PR, Aiken LH, Brooks-Carthon JM, Kelz RR, Reiter JG, Silber JH, McHugh MD.

Hospital nurse staffing and sepsis protocol compliance and outcomes among patients with sepsis in the USA: a multistate cross-sectional analysis. Andrew M. Dierkes, Linda H. Aiken, Douglas Sloane, et al.

Journal of Clinical Nursing

Access to post‐acute care services reduces emergency department utilisation among individuals insured by Medicaid: An observational study. Heather Brom, Colleen A. Pogue (…), J. Margo Brooks Carthon

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Care processes and racial/ethnic differences in family reports of end‐of‐life care among Veterans: A mediation analysis. Ann Kutney‐Lee, (…), J. Margo Brooks Carthon

Journal of Nurse Management

The association between hospital nursing resource profiles and nurse and patient outcomes. Eileen T. Lake, Kathryn Riman, CS Lee

Nursing Research

Racial disparities in stroke readmissions reduced in hospitals with better nurse staffing. J. Margo Brooks Carthon, Heather Brom, Matthew M. McHugh, et al.