Sugandha Aggarwal

Sugandha (Su) Aggarwal

Research Topic: Fatigue in Adults with Myocardial Infarction
Faculty Advisor: Drs. Julie Zerwic and Stephanie Gilbertson-White
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Delhi, India

Bootan Ahmed

Bootan Ahmed

Research Topic: Risk Factors for Recurrent Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Gilbertson White
Funding: Kay Janice Green PhD Scholarship and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Erbil, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Ahmed Al-Saaidi

Ahmed Al-Saaidi

Research Topic: Work Environment and Work-Life Balance
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amany Farag
Funding: Research Assistantships
Hometown: Ibri, Oman

Alaa AlBashayreh

Alaa AlBashayreh

Research Topic: Identifying Palliative and End-of-Life Care Outcomes Using Natural Language Processing
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Gilbertson White
Funding: University of Iowa Stanley Award for International Research, Barbara and Richard Csomay Doctoral Scholarship, Kay Janice Green PhD Scholarship, Graduate College Summer Fellowship, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Irbid, Jordan

Jaewon Bae

Jaewon (Jae) Bae

Research Topic: Management of Wound Infection
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sue Gardner
Funding: Research Assistantships
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Sam Bjornson

Samantha Bjornson

Research Topic: Acute Pain in the Chronic Pain Patient
Faculty Advisor: Barbara Rakel
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Randall, Iowa

Shaoshuai (Shirley) Chen

Shaoshuai (Shirley) Chen

Research Topic: Chronic Pain Management in Older Adults
Faculty Advisors: Barbara St. Marie and Keela Herr
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Tianjin, China

Mary Beth Hovda Davis

Mary Beth Hovda Davis

Research Topic: Pediatric Vascular Access
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ann Marie McCarthy
Funding: Sally Mathis Hartwig Scholarship and the Eloise Zeller Leinfelder Scholarship
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hannah Dehner

Hannah Dehner

Research Topic: Systemic Factors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
Faculty Advisors: Melissa Lehan Mackin
Funding: Class of 1964 Nursing Scholarship, Jonas Scholar, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Clinton, Iowa

Alejandra Gonzalez

Alejandra Gonzalez

Research Topic: Mental Health in LGBTQ+ Populations
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Melissa Lehan Mackin
Funding: College of Nursing Dean’s Fellowship Award, Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, Dr. Rita and David Frantz Nursing Scholarship, Kay Janice Green PhD Scholarship, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Denison, Iowa

Jemmie Hoang

Jemmie Hoang

Research Topic: Does a History of Stressful Life Events Moderate GI Inflammation in Chemotherapy-induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity?
Faculty Advisor: Drs. Catherine Cherwin and Stephanie Gilbertson White
Funding: Day Family Scholarship in Genetics and Research Assistantships
Hometown: North Liberty, Iowa

Saida Jaboob

Saida Jaboob

Research Topic: Social and Healthcare Needs of Older Adults
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Segre
Funding: Scholarship from the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and the Kathleen Buckwalter Scholarship in Geriatric Mental Health
Hometown: Salalah, Oman

Brian Jacobs

Brian Jacobs

Research Topic: Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Pain Syndromes
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Barbara Rakel
Funding: Pre-Doctoral Traineeship - NIH/NINR T32 NR011147 and the Dr. Rita and David Frantz Nursing Scholarship
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Andrea Jimmerson

Andrea Jimmerson

Research Topic: Nursing-led Integrated Medicine and Healing Opportunities in Traditional Western Medicine Environments and How to Improve Culturally-based Care at the Bedside
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch
Funding: College of Nursing Dean’s Fellowship Award, Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Indianola, Iowa

Sohyun Kim

Sohyun Kim

Research Topic: Person-Centered Care for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
Faculty Advisor: Drs. Sandra Daack-Hirsch and Wen Lui
Funding: University of Iowa Stanley Award for International Research, Barbara and Richard Csomay Doctoral Scholarship, 2019 Graduate College Summer Fellowship, Dr. Kathleen Buckwalter Scholarship in Geriatric Mental Health, John and Mary Ann Colloton Nursing Scholarship, Edith Anderson Leadership Education Grant, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Katie Knox

Katie Knox

Research Topic: Transition to Practice for Newly Licensed Nurses
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch
Funding: Kay Janice Green PhD Scholarship and the Teresa S. Christy Nursing History Research Fund
Hometown: Sherrill, Iowa

Elyse Laures

Elyse Laures

Research Topic: Pediatric Pain in Children That Are Mechanically Ventilated and Sedated
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ann Marie McCarthy
Funding: Eloise Zeller Leinfelder Scholarship, Pre-Doctoral Traineeship ─ NIH/NINR T32 NR011147, Marty Craft Rosenberg Fellowship in Nursing, the John and Mary Ann Colloton Nursing Scholarship, Myrtle Aydelotte Doctoral Education Fund in Nursing, and Ida Lee Goodsell Memorial Scholarship
Hometown: Gurnee, Illinois

Jihye Lee

Jihye Lee

Research Topic: Physical Growth of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease; Transition Care for Adolescent Patients with Chronic Disease
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Kyuri Lee

Kyu Ri (Kyu) Lee

Research Topic: Dementia Care in Long-term Care Facilities and Community-based Settings
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Wen Liu
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Lynn Nakad

Lynn Nakad

Research Topic: Use of Virtual Reality Technology for Chronic Pain Management
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Barbara Rakel
Funding: College of Nursing Dean’s Fellowship Award, Graduate College Iowa Recruitment Fellowship, Pre-Doctoral Traineeship – NIH/NINR T32 NR011147, Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence Research Award, National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Mayday Fund Scholar Grant, and Barbara and Richard Csomay Doctoral Scholarship
Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin

Brooke Porter

Brooke Porter

Research Topic: Substance Use in Older Adults with Persistent Pain
Faculty Advisors: Drs. Keela Herr and Nai-Ching Chi
Funding: Pre-Doctoral Traineeship ─ NIH/NINR T32 NR011147 and Research Assistantship
Hometown: Newton, Iowa

Cathy Schwartz

Cathy Schwartz

Research Topic: Data Mining for Client Groups and Intervention Approaches Used in Community-based Care of Older Women with Circulation Problems
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amany Farag
Funding: Eloise Zeller Leinfelder Scholarship, Barbara and Richard Csomay Doctoral Scholarship, Joann Eland Memorial Scholarship, Etta Rasmussen Professional Development Award, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Brittaney Sharp

Brittaney Sharp

Research Topic: Teamwork and Communication
Faculty Advisors: Drs. Jacinda Bunch and Patricia Groves
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Eldridge, IA

Christina Shutters

Christina (Trina) Shutters

Research Topic: Optimal Fetal Positioning
Faculty Advisors: Lisa Segre
Funding: Marty Craft Rosenberg Fellowship in Nursing and the Myrtle Aydelotte Doctoral Education Fund in Nursing
Hometown: Keosauqua, Iowa

Jesse Weiss

Jesse Weiss

Research Topic: Health-Seeking Behaviors of Low-Income Parents
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch
Funding: Marvin Pomerantz Graduate Student Scholarship, Iowa Nurses Foundation Scholarship, and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Glen Rock, New Jersey

Julie Weldon

Julie Weldon

Research Topic: Nursing Practice Guided by the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model (c)
Faculty Advisor: Drs. Howard Butcher and Amany Farag
Funding: Eloise Zeller Leinfelder Scholarship
Hometown: Humboldt, Iowa

Meina Zhang

Meina Zhang

Research Topic: Sleep, Physical Activity, and Healthy Aging
Faculty Advisors: Chooza Moon and Sue Gardner
Funding: Research Assistantships
Hometown: Shanxi, China