PhD student Maria McDonald in the lab
PhD in nursing student Maria McDonald, a FNP who studies the impact synthetic oxytocin may have on moms and babies' development of depression and anxiety, is among those presenting.

Discover the power of nursing science through the work of UVA School of Nursing's PhD students, who, as part of the 6th annual Barbara Parker Research Symposium will share their original investigations, and the challenges and opportunities inherent to their pursuit of nursing science.

Don't miss this continuing education opportunity (𝟮.𝟱 𝗖𝗘 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗲𝘀) at the 2023 Barbara Parker Research Symposium—a live, hybrid symposium offered both virtually and in person at McLeod Hall 5060, 202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, Charlottesville.

These students' projects offer a powerful testament to nurse scientists' role in pushing the profession and patient care and knowledge forward, from managing loneliness to COVID-19-era worker willingness to alcohol abstinence for liver transplant patients to the psychological toll that managing delirium exerts. Student presenters include:

  • Katie Platz, BSN, RN, PhD student
  • Sherry Kausch, PhD, RN, MSDS, PhD student
  • Sookyung Park, MPH, RN, PhD student
  • Reanna Panagides, BSN, RN, PhD student
  • Sunbok Park, PhD student, MSN, RN
  • Juehyun Shin, PhD student, MSN, RN, CWOCN, PhD student
  • Shinae Seo, MSN, RN, PhD student
  • Yeonsu Kim, BSN, RN, PhD student
  • Maria McDonald, MSN, FNP-C, PhD student

The event—which runs from 11:30 AM until 2 PM in McLeod room 5060, as well as on Zoom—ends with the presentation of awards to PhD students as determined by the PhD program director Kathryn Laughon and her nurse scientist colleagues.