News updates and highlights from the Center for Health Equity Research (HER)
Welcome to the first newsletter from our Center for Health Equity Research (HER). Since we first received a 2.4 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research in September 2014, we have been hard at work to achieve our core mission. Our efforts have focused on two main areas: 1. fostering transdisciplinary collaborations amongst the community and academic departments and 2. supporting HER pilot projects that are developing and testing innovative strategies to enhance self-management knowledge and behaviors to improve outcomes of chronic conditions.
HER Pilot Studies – HER provides junior and/or new investigators with funds to establish their programs of research in self-management interventions that are transdisciplinary in approach.
Read about Pilot Study Program >
Ongoing Pilot Studies – Featured are Dr. Radhakrishnan’s “Interactive Digital E-Health Game for Heart Failure Self-management” and Dr. Timmerman’s “Self-Management of Dietary Intake for Chronic Kidney Disease” pilot studies.
Learn about Ongoing Pilot Studies >
In the News
Casino Style Game Helps Patients with Heart Failure – Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan is finishing up a transdisciplinary pilot study using a casino style slot game to teach self-management skills to patients with heart failure.
Dr. Radhakrishnan contends that because poor outcomes in patients with HF are often due to lack of knowledge or motivation to change behavior, her study was designed to address this problem by providing a scalable platform to motivate, inform, and educate patients on what they could be doing to improve their health.
Putting Experience to Good Use in New Center for Self-Management – The School of Nursing has provided funds to support two scholars, who in addition to working on their doctoral degree, are assisting the Center for Health Equity Research with its mission. Furthering its mission to establish and participate in interprofessional education on the UT Austin campus, the School of Nursing recently received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the Center for Health Equity Research (HER).
HER is tremendously grateful for the talented speakers, local leaders and community participants who have made each of these events a resounding success, and we look forward to our continued partnership in the coming year.
Public Dialogue – How Healthy is Your Zip Code”
St. David’s CHPR Annual Conference – “Preventing Chronic Disease Across the Lifespan”
Laverne Gallman Distinguished Lectureship in Nursing – “Advancing Self-Management in an Urban Latino Community through Participatory Research and Data Science”
Networking Fair – “Opening our “I’s” in the Community: Initiate, Innovate, Integrate”
Grant Writing Workshop – “C’s the moment: Connect, Collaborate, Create”