Faculty Receive Awards for Sickle Cell Disease and Infant Feeding Research

 

Dr. Coretta Jenerette

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Coretta Jenerette and Dr. Eric Hodges, who both received Junior Faculty Development Awards from UNC’s Faculty Study and Research Leave Committee.

Dr. Jenerette will use the funds for the transcription of a set of 42 life-review interviews conducted as part of a pilot study on the efficacy of an intervention for improving satisfaction with the pain management experience and reducing perceived health-related stigma for young adults with sickle cell disease. This award will help Dr. Jenerette further develop her program of research, which is aimed at designing theory-based, self-care management strategies for individuals with sickle cell disease.

Eric Hodges

Dr. Eric Hodges

Dr. Hodges will be using the funds to conduct a secondary analysis of data from the Infant Care, Feeding, and Risk of Obesity Study. His secondary analysis of data will characterize patterns of maternal feeding responsiveness over time while taking into account the role of salient maternal and infant characteristics  as well as distinguish patterns of maternal feeding responsiveness among groups based on three infant weight-for-length growth trajectories: 1) those starting below the 85th percentile and eventually going and staying above, 2) those starting above the 85th percentile and eventually going and staying below, and 3) those staying between the 30th and 70th percentiles at all observations.

Nursing Outlook Names Faculty Member’s Paper Best of 2007-08

Assistant professor Corette Jenerette’s paper, “Models of Inter-institutional

Assistant professor Coretta Jenerette's paper was chosen as the Best of 2007-08 by Nursing Outlook.

Assistant professor Coretta Jenerette's paper was chosen as the Best of 2007-08 by Nursing Outlook.

Collaboration to Build Capacity for Reducing Health Disparities,” was chosen as the Best Research Paper published in Nursing Outlook for 2007-2008.

Jenerette and her co-authors will be recognized at a Nursing Outlook and Elsevier Publisher-sponsored reception. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, at the American Academy of Nursing Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

Coretta Jenerette Will Study Sickle Cell Disease with NINR Award

Assistant professor Coretta Jenerette was awarded a Research

Assistant professor Coretta Jenerette (right) talks with an adult living with Sickle Cell Disease who is participating in Jenerette's research study.

Assistant professor Coretta Jenerette (right) talks with an adult living with Sickle Cell Disease who is participating in Jenerette's research study.

Career Development Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research. Jenerette’s research focuses on care of adults with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). As part of this award, she will study the pathophysiology and pain of SCD, gain experience and additional instruction in developing theory-based interventions for adults with SCD and develop skills in longitudinal clinical trial methods and data analysis.

Her mentoring team consists of SON professor Merle Mishel, UNC College of Arts and Sciences Dean Karen Gil (clinical psychologist), and UNC School of Medicine associate professor Kenneth Ataga. Jenerette’s overall goals are to design interventions to help adults with SCD improve their health and quality of life with self-care strategies and increase the resources of adults with SCD in the healthcare system.

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