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UI nursing professor to address chronic illness and women's health
in Washington, D.C.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., R.N., director of the
University of Iowa Center on Aging and professor of nursing, will address
chronic illness and women's health at a March 12 briefing in Washington,
The briefing is presented by Friends of the National Institute of Nursing
Research and will be sponsored by U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes (D-Ohio). The
briefing is the first of three "Breakfast Briefings" that will
take top researchers from across the country to Washington, D.C. to speak
on their current research projects.
Buckwalter will be reporting on her research from the National Caregiver
Training Project--a study of an intervention to help family caregivers
better manage difficult care procedures and behavioral problems of persons
with dementia in the home setting, she says.
Buckwalter is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and is a nationally-known
researcher on health issues related to elderly populations.
Also presenting at the briefing will be Joan Shaver, dean and professor
at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Nursing.
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research is an independent,
non-profit organization which supports nursing research, the training of
nurse scientists and the activities of the Institute. The organization
seeks to improve the understanding of and support for nursing research.
The Institute sponsors many programs throughout the year about topics related
to nursing research. The group was organized in 1993.