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Two Penn Nursing Students Selected for Competitive National Clinician Scholars Program

Penn Nursing is thrilled to announce that two current PhD candidates, Shoshana Aronowitz and Amanda Bettencourt, have been selected for the competitive National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). The NCSP aims to offer unparalleled training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care.

The goal of the program is to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, healthcare systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the United States and around the world. Our NCSP scholars, part of the 2019-2021 cohort, are:

Shoshana Aronowitz, FNP-BC, MSN, RNShoshana Aronowitz, FNP-BC, MSN, RN Shoshana Aronowitz, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Her research investigates the intersection of criminal justice and healthcare, the health effects of incarceration, re-entry after incarceration, substance abuse, and the impacts of racism and bias on health and healthcare. Shoshana will remain at Penn Nursing for her NCSP post-doc.
 Amanda Bettencourt, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, ACCNS-PAmanda Bettencourt, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, ACCNS-P Amanda Bettencourt, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, ACCNS-P
Her work focuses on evaluating the factors influencing the research-to-practice gap in critical care settings, and testing implementation strategies targeting the interprofessional team to improve the uptake of evidence-based care. Amanda will complete her NCSP post-doc at the University of Michigan.

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