Pitt Students Present Their Work at National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Eleven Pitt undergraduate nursing students presented research at the 26th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, March 29-31. The research presented there included topics related to quality of life for those with memory loss, augmentative and alternative communication tools for nonspeaking patients, symptom experiences for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, and the impact of text messaging on healthy dating relationships.
“We are very proud of our students from the School of Nursing who presented their research to a national audience of their peers this year,” said Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia Beeson. “They represent the many talented undergraduates engaged in research throughout the University with their exceptional work, dedication, and enthusiasm.”
Founded in 1987, NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity across all fields, bringing together participants from more than 300 national colleges and universities. The organization’s national conference attracts more than 2,000 undergraduate and faculty participants, the largest such symposium in the country.
Students presenters and their faculty advisors follow.
Ryan Curran and Bona O. Hong (Ann Mitchell, Health Community Services, School of Nursing)
Dominique Dela Cruz and Ju Hae Hwang (Rose Constantino, Health Community Services, School of Nursing)
Samantha Kuntz (Judith Erlen, Health Community Services, School of Nursing)
Rebecca Nock (Mary Beth Happ, Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing)
Jaclyn Primavera, Emily Brown, and Rebecca Sponberg (Chao Hsing Yeh, Health Promotion and Development, School of Nursing)
Judy Stricker (Margaret Rosenzweig, Acute and Tertiary Care, School of Nursing)
Hope Welz (Susan Cohen, Health Promotion and Development)
Project abstracts and more information are available on the NCUR 2012 conference Web site.
More information on undergraduate research at Pitt is available on the University’s Web site.
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