Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Symptom Science Area of Excellence is to develop effective, innovative, and accessible strategies to prevent and treat symptoms of chronic disease across the illness trajectory in diverse populations and settings.
- Create strong, interdisciplinary research and scholarship collaborations within and beyond UVA School of Nursing to advance knowledge of symptom identification and management in serious or chronic diseases
- Design interventions that holistically support and improve quality of life for patients, family caregivers, healthcare providers, and community partners, with an emphasis on promoting health equity in underserved populations
- Engage and mentor faculty and students across all stages of the research continuum, including proposal development, study implementation, and dissemination of findings to enhance the impact and visibility of scholarship related to symptom science
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