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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing! Since its founding in 1939, Pitt Nursing has been a leader in the evolution of nursing education, research and practice. Today, the School is internationally recognized for the quality and success of its academic programs, its leadership in nursing research, and its outstanding clinical opportunities for students and faculty. The School is ranked 7th in U.S. News & World Report’s “2011 America’s Best Graduate Schools” and 5th in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health. We hope that you’ll join us here at Pitt to meet your educational and career goals.



Pitt Nursing PhD Student Wins NINR F31 Grant

Congratulations to Meghan Mattos, PhD student, for her recent fellowship award from the National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health. Meghan was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to support her doctoral studies and research on interventions to assist older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) who reside in rural areas. The goal of the funded project is to determine if rural residency is a unique risk factor for delayed detection of MCI. Read more about her grant here.

Traumatic Brain Injury Being Studied by Pitt Nursing Faculty

Dr. Yvette Conley, professor in the School of Nursing, has secured R21 funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research for her ongoing research on DNA and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). With co-PI Ava Puccio (Assistant Professor, Pitt’s Department of Neurological Surgery and School of Nursing alumna), Dr. Conley seeks to identify the variables which will impact patient outcomes after TBI, in this case exploring how methylation of DNA after injury may affect recovery. You can read more about this grant of $308,000 here.

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