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Coming to Campus

- April 9, 2007

Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note.

Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note. Those who wish to submit items for this section should send a brief description (maximum 300 words) of the event, including the date, time, and place, and giving the speaker’s name, title, and outstanding accomplishments to: Visiting Speaker, Advance, 1266 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4144, or by e-mail: advance@uconn.edu.

The information must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

Judith Erlen will be the keynote speaker at the School of Nursing’s ATHENA (Advancing Toward Health: Evidence-based Nursing Applications) Research Conference on April 19, in Lewis B. Rome Commons, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Erlen has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh since 1983, teaching students at all levels.

She teaches primarily in the area of ethics in nursing and healthcare. Her doctoral program courses are aimed at assisting students to develop their skills in grant work and manuscript preparation. In addition, she works in the Center for Bioethics and Health Law at the University of Pittsburgh, and facilitates ethics seminars during third-year medical student clerkships.

Erlen is currently the coordinator of the doctoral program and director of the “Technology: Research in Critical and Chronic Illness” program and associate director of the Center for Research in Chronic Disorders at the Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

She is the principal investigator of a five-year federally funded study, “Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy,” which uses observations and interviews as sources of data in order to describe the medication-taking process used by patients with Alzheimer’s disease and the effects on their caregivers.

Her earlier work, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research, focused on the quality of care provided to hospitalized patients with AIDS.

The event is sponsored by UConn School of Nursing in partnership with the Health Center’s Department of Nursing. It is free to the UConn community.

However, please let the organizers know by April 12 if you plan to attend, by e-mailing NursingRSVP@uconn.edu or calling 860-486-4088.

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