Nursing News

Two grants focusing on reproductive health in vulnerable populations have been awarded to Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, MPH, RN, CTN-A, assistant professor in the School of Nursing
Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN, associate professor, UB School of Nursing, has been named a co-investigator for an ongoing NIH/NINR grant titled, “Peer-Led Asthma Self-Management for Adolescents (PLASMA).” Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN, professor and endowed chair of nursing science at the University of Rochester, is the principle investigator on this multisite study.
According to the third quarter NCLEX-RN results, UB School of Nursing’s 2017 traditional program graduates earned a remarkable 97.06 percent pass rate on the certification examination. The 2017 cohort of ABS graduates also secured an excellent pass rate of 93.48 percent.
University at Buffalo School of Nursing faculty member Deborah Raines has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, associate professor and associate dean for research and scholarship in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, was named the first School of Nursing Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Professor.


The University at Buffalo has received a $1.92 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand the behavioral health workforce in underserved communities and combat the opioid epidemic in Western New York.

Yu-Ping Chang, associate professor and associate dean for research and scholarship, was named the first School of Nursing Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman professor.

A weeklong mission to a refugee camp in Greece was a transforming experience for some UB dental and nursing students, and faculty.

Carleara Weiss, PhDc, is the recipient of a Mentor-Mentee Award from the Sleep Research Society. Her mentor for this award is Helen Burgess, PhD, Director of the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory at Rush University, Chicago. Burgess' work examines sleep and circadian rhythms in many clinical disorders with emphasis on how sleep and circadian treatments, including light treatment, can be used to improve health and reduce disease burden.
Pamela Paplham, Family Nurse Practitioner Program coordinator and clinical assistant professor, and Tammy Austin-Ketch assistant dean for MS/DNP Programs and clinical professor, were published in the August 2017 issue of “Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.”