Duke School of Nursing receives NIH Grant

September 28, 2012

Duke University’s School of Nursing has received a P30 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will enable the creation of a Center of Research Excellence in Symptom Science, known as the Adapt Center, at the School of Nursing, focusing on cognitive or affective symptoms in chronic illnesses. Drs. Ruth Anderson and Sharron Docherty will serve as co-directors for the new center.

According to Catherine Gilliss, dean of Duke’s School of Nursing, the Adapt Center will have three cores: “1. the administrative core that will be directed by Drs. Anderson and Docherty, 2. the mentoring and scholarship core directed by Dr. Chip Bailey, and 3. the design and methods core directed by Dr. Bei Wu.”

Adapt Center researchers include Drs. Melissa Aselage, Janet Bettger, Karin Reuter-Rice, and Kathy Wood. Drs. Aselage and Reuter-Rice are also members of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences faculty network.

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