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SAFE-T Center awarded grant to expand training, establish workforce advancement

Jun 29, 2021

Sexual assault victims have better outcomes when they receive specialized care, yet there is a shortage of trained sexual-assault nurses across the country, especially in rural areas. A $1.5 million, three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will allow the Penn State’s…

Rural availability of sexual assault nurse examiners

Apr 4, 2021

For victims of sexual assault, high-quality health care provided by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) is associated with improved health and prosecutorial outcomes. However, very little is known about access to SANEs. Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor and SAFE-T Center principal…

SAFE-T Center receives grant to increase access to SANE services on campus

Nov 5, 2020

The Penn State SAFE-T Center has been awarded a grant from the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to support their campus outreach plan, “Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center Campus Community Collaborative.” The proposal outlines a plan…

Miyamoto selected for Betty Irene Moore Nurse Leaders and Innovators Fellowship

Jul 8, 2020

SSRI cofunded faculty member Sheridan Miyamoto is one of 11 nurse scientists accepted to the inaugural cohort of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators. This new fellowship program, funded by a five-year, $37.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation,…

College students may get health benefits from less than one extra hour of sleep

Nov 20, 2019

College life can be rigorous and exhausting, but new research suggests that just one extra hour of sleep a night is not only possible, but can also have significant health benefits for college students. In a study led by Penn State, researchers found that when asked to extend their sleep, college…

Personality traits may predict problems with problem-solving in older adults

Nov 19, 2019

People often blame poor genetics or lack of mental stimulation for cognitive decline with aging. While those can play a role, new research suggests that certain personality and temperament traits in older adults can cause personal problem-solving skills and can impact everyday cognitive functioning…

Sexual minorities continue to face discrimination, despite increasing support

Nov 15, 2019

Despite increasing support for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community, discrimination remains a critical and ongoing issue for this population, according to researchers. In a recent study, researchers found that adults who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual — as well as people who…

Schuylkill nursing professor researches impact of opioid addiction on families

Sep 25, 2019

Marianne Adam, associate teaching professor in the College of Nursing at Penn State Schuylkill, has been an asset to the Penn State nursing community, educating future nurses while researching substantial health issues ranging from palliative care, diabetes, and her current focus — the opioid…

Groundbreaking Nursing Podcast Series Highlights Pennsylvania Nurses

Sep 19, 2019

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition is excited to announce “At the Core of Care,” a new podcast series that highlights the creative efforts of nurses and their partners to meet the health and health care needs of patients, families, and communities. “At the Core of Care” weaves together themes of…

Nursing researchers to enhance age-friendly care for older adults in rural PA

Jun 20, 2019

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has awarded Penn State's College of Nursing and its collaborators $3,750,000 to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. This funding will support the…

Penn State researcher explores mental health and the LGBT community

May 29, 2019

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Penn State researcher and assistant professor Britney Wardecker stresses the importance of not only raising general awareness of mental health but also recognizing how different groups are affected by mental health issues in unique ways.   Wardecker’s…

Penn State researchers to study need for hospice care in rural Pennsylvania

May 2, 2019

A new grant from the Center for Rural Pennsylvaniawill enable researchers in the College of Nursing and the Department of Health Policy and Administration in the College of Health and Human Development to assess the need for hospice and palliative care in rural Pennsylvania. Co-investigators Lisa…

Penn State prepares students to work with children

Dec 3, 2018

Students in human development and family studies, biobehavioral health, education, nursing, psychology, and other degree programs are benefiting from a minor that delivers critical training to those who want to work with children. Penn State’s undergraduate education minor in Child Maltreatment and…

mHealth Challenge encourages undergraduate innovation, engagement

Nov 6, 2018

This fall, undergraduate students are working together in cross-college teams to develop original mobile health prototypes that address societal health needs associated with specific target audiences. This year’s teams are developing apps to lessen the stress of pediatric hospital patients, ensure…