Karen Moss, PhD graduate and an assistant professor at Ohio State
The School will feature PhD in nursing graduates in this new series, starting with Ohio State University assistant professor Karen Moss, PhD, RN, CNL, Feb. 23 at 12 noon.

A new live, virtual speaker series will feature a host of talented PhD in nursing graduates from over the years in their post-graduation roles. First up in the UVA School of Nursing's Alumni Spotlight Series is Karen Moss (CNL `12, PhD `16), a celebrated scholar and assistant professor at The Ohio State's Schools of Nursing and Medicine, and part of its Center for Health Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care and its Center for Health Outcomes in Medicine, Scholarship, and Services (HOMES).

"Pain and Advance Care Planning for African Americans Living with Dementia and Their Caregivers"
A live, virtual presentation by Karen O. Moss, PhD, RN, CNL, assistant professor, Ohio State University
Feb. 23 at 12 PM

Moss, a former clinical instructor at the School, Jonas Scholar alumna, and an expert in dementia, end-of-life care, and family caregivers of patients with dementia, was a post-doctoral fellow at Case Western Reserve University before assuming her academic and research position at Ohio State. She was selected for the NIH/National Institute on Aging's Butler-Williams Scholar program in 2020 and earned the Midwestern Nursing Research Society's "New Investigator" award for gerontological nursing science RIG Award in 2021. In 2022, Moss was elected to the MNRS's Board of Directors' nominating committee and earned the 2021 Rising Star Award from the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. 

Moss's research focuses on improving pain and advance care planning knowledge for older adults with Alzheimer's, dementia, and their family caregivers, with a particular focus on African Americans. She's earned funding from the National Institute on Aging, the MAYDAY Fund, and the College of Nursing at Ohio State.

To attend this live, virtual presentation, email sonce@virginia.edu for more information and links. More information about CE credits is here. The event is for nurses, physicians, students, and researchers interested in the topic of dementia, advance care planning, and family caregivers.