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Students present nursing research at UW's Undergraduate Research Symposium


Date: May 20, 2013
Media Contact: Ashley Wiggin,, 206-221-2456

Last Friday, three School of Nursing students presented their research at the UW's Undergraduate Research Symposium. These BSN students, Kendra Loebs, Kelly Ridge and Marianne Unite, joined the over 1,000 undergraduate students who presented their research on May 17, 2013 at Mary Gates Hall. Students were thrilled at the opportunity to work closely with faculty and other students on major research projects, while faculty appreciated the opportunity to work so closely with undergraduate students.

Unite worked with PhD student Musetta Fu and BNHS Professor Basia Belza to conduct research about musical experiences of residents of a retirement community. Loebs, who is also a Mary Gates Scholar, partnered with BNHS Professor Joie Whitney and Harborview Diabetes Specialist Dawn Corl to explore the impact of a Diabetes “reality” experiment on attitudes towards Diabetes Care and Management. Ridge worked with BNHS Assistant Professor Hilaire Thompson on a project assessing mobility data in older adults and exploring ways to present that data to the participants. Teresa Ward, assistant professor, FCN, led a group of non-nursing students in pediatric sleep research.

Read more about the symposium here and check out photos on our Facebook page!


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