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Redefining the future of health transitions

Meeting the complex health care needs of individuals living with chronic illnesses such as heart failure, diabetes and depression in a person-centered, safe, and efficient manner will be a, if not the, dominant healthcare challenge in the next few decades. Our research agenda focuses on the growing population of chronically ill adults with a specialization on frail, elderly adults and their family caregivers. Members’ implementation of various research methods is now creating a body of knowledge that will directly benefit this vulnerable population.

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are available now

  • Immersive research experiences with leading expert mentors
  • Research skills development
  • Supportive interprofessional scholarly environment
  • Career development

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Tarik Khan elected President of PSNA

Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, was elected President of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA). Khan is a 4th year doctoral student, family nurse practitioner of the Family Practice and Counseling Network. PSNA represents more than 230,000 registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Previously, Khan served as Vice President of PSNA.
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Pandemic Inspires Framework for Enhanced Care in Nursing Homes

As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats—like reduced access to resources needed to contain and eliminate the spread of the virus—to achieving and sustaining care quality even in the best nursing homes. Active engagement of nursing home leaders in developing solutions responsive to the unprecedented threats to quality standards of care delivery is required.

Eleanor Rivera receives APA LEAP Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Eleanor Rivera, selected as a 2020-2021 LEAP (Leadership and Education Advancement Program) Fellow. LEAP is a mentoring and leadership development program for early career social and behavioral scientists from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations conducting research related to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) mission. The American Psychological Association program uses distance learning technologies to prepare fellows to submit a high-quality NIH or foundation grant applications to support their research and leadership development, and also to develop a network of established researchers who hold leadership positions in various academic settings.