To improve diversity in the nursing profession, especially at the Ph.D. level, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing launched its first Historically Black Colleges and Universities Summer Research Program. During the eight-week summer session, the students worked on research projects with nursing faculty mentors, attended professional development seminars and received support for preparing graduate school applications. Participants included Jung-Ah Lee, professor of nursing; Adey Nyamathi, Distinguished Professor of nursing; E. Alison Holman, professor of nursing and program lead; Mahkameh Rasouli, nursing Ph.D. student; Afsaneh Saghafi, nursing Ph.D. student; Nakia Best, assistant professor of nursing; and Jung In Park, assistant professor of nursing (back row, above). In the front row above are Shelley Ann Burke, assistant clinical professor of nursing; Ketsia Kasongo with Winston-Salem State University; Nastacia Taylor with North Carolina Central University; Alexis Ross with North Carolina Central University; Briana Hutchinson with North Carolina A&T State University; Meghan Anthony with Winston-Salem State University; and Yuqing Guo, associate professor of nursing.
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