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June 2007

Release Date: June 8, 2007

ASU Nursing Specialist to Attend Summer Research Institute

Angelo State University nursing faculty member Wrennah Gabbert has been chosen as a research fellow for the 2007 Summer Research Institute at the University of Texas School of Nursing Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Austin.

The Summer Research Institute provides participants with detailed information and hands-on experience related to initiating and sustaining research on health promotion and disease prevention in underserved populations. About 20 participants from academic and health-related institutions are chosen each year.

Gabbert, professional specialist in the ASU Nursing Department, said she plans to use the instruction and contacts from the institute to explore grant funding to support her future research.

“The main benefit to me will be to gain information from and network with experts in healthcare, nursing and research about how to develop and grow my program of research in the areas of underserved nursing students and faculty populations, with an emphasis on retention and recruitment,” Gabbert said. “More specifically, for grant writing and responding to critiques and evaluations so my program of research can be sustained and grow.”

Gabbert is currently in the final stages of her doctoral dissertation “Faculty-Student Interaction in Online Nursing Education.”

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