SERVICE-DRIVEN NURSING PROFESSOR TO DEVELOP NEW INTERVENTIONS IN REDUCING HEALTH RISKS OF NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH
Continuous research must be done in order to develop new interventions in reducing substance abuse and the transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis which we know are one of the baffling health concerns that our youths are facing today.
Fortunately, few service-driven people are making initiatives to combat these issues through their successful transformation efforts.
One is a Florida State University nursing professor who is working to develop mitigating measures to reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida.
John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of Nursing, has received a $1.275 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
?Professor Lowe?s work in reducing health risks such as substance abuse, HIV and hepatitis is a vital area of public health research,? said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. ?This grant allows him to continue to expand this important body of research and develop interventions that will help a great number of people.?
The project will provide a solid foundation delivering sustainable, high-quality, accessible, state-of-the-science substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis prevention research and services to urban American Indian and Alaska Native young adults, ages 18-24, living in Florida.
?This new grant is a tremendous accomplishment for Dr. Lowe,? said Judith McFetridge-Durdle, dean of the College of Nursing. ?This new project aligns with the mission of the INRHE center and will generate information to improve health equity for indigenous people. This grant marks a new era for the College of Nursing as we strive to generate new knowledge and contribute to the research mission of the university.?
Erudite Nursing Institute? supports John Lowe?s aim to create a solid foundation providing prevention research and services to Native American Youths in a multicultural approach.
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