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. Sue Gardner
Funding: Research Assistantships
Hometown: Erbil, Kurdistan Region - Iraq

Hind Al Mamari

Hind Al Mamari

Research Topic: Work Engagement Among Nurses in Acute Care Settings in Oman
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Patricia Groves
Funding: Research Assistantships
Hometown: Ibri, Oman

Ahmed Al-Saaidi

Ahmed Al-Saaidi

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

Alaa AlBashayreh

Alaa AlBashayreh

Research Topic: Quality and Patient-Centered Measurements for Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Gilbertson-White
Funding: University of Iowa Stanley Award for International Research and Research Assistantships
Hometown: Irbid, Jordan

 

Jaewon (Jae) Bae

Research Topic: Prevention and Management of Surgical Site Infections and Chronic Post-Surgical Pain
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sue Gardner
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Dorota Anna Bartoszczyk

Dorota Anna Bartoszczyk

Research Topic: Pain Practices Among Oncology Inpatient Nurses
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kennith Culp
Funding: Pre-Doctoral Traineeship - NIH/NINR T32 NR011147, Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar, American Cancer Society Fellow, and Research Assistantship
Hometown: Szczebrzeszyn, Poland

Mary Beth Hovda Davis

Mary Beth Hovda Davis

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

 

Jemmie Hoang

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

 

Saida Jaboob

Research Topic: Community Health
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Segre
Funding: Scholarship from the Government of the Sultanate of Oman
Hometown: Salalah, Oman

 

Brian Jacobs

Research Topic: Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Pain Syndromes
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Barbara Rakel
Funding: Pre-Doctoral Traineeship - NIH/NINR T32 NR011147
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: Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch
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
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, and the John and Mary Ann Colloton Nursing Scholarship
Hometown: Gurnee, Illinois

 

Jihye Lee

Research Topic: Transition Care for Adolescent Patients with Chronic Disease; Patient and Family-Centered Care for Pediatric Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sandra Daack-Hirsch
Funding: Research Assistantship
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Lynn Nakad

Lynn Nakad

Research Topic: Use of Immersive 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, and National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Mayday Fund Scholar Grant
Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin

Cathy Schwartz

Cathy Schwartz

Research Topic: Value of Nursing Work – Data Mining for Client and Intervention Approaches Used in Community-based Care
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Amany Farag and Dr. Sue Gardner
Funding: Eloise Zeller Leinfelder Scholarship and Barbara and Richard Csomay Doctoral Scholarship
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

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