WRITER: AMY LILLARD
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Oct. 5, 1999
Nursing Ph.D. students receive grants
IOWA CITY, Iowa Three predoctoral students
in the University of Iowa College of Nursing have received Individual National
Research Service Awards that will fund the remainder of their doctoral training.
Patricia Ann Holkup, Der-Fa Lu, and Diane M. Young
received the awards, which began Aug. 1. Each award, approximately $18,500
per year, supports the students doctoral training and dissertation research.
Holkups research interests involve perspectives
on aging in two cultures. She plans to interview men and women from the Salish
Indian culture in Montana and from the white population to learn whether their
views of their aging experiences reflect integrity or despair. Before her
doctoral study, Holkup served as a nurse in Minnesota, California, Montana
Lus research centers on Chinese-American elders
perceptions on their own health. Her study will also look at each subjects
perceptions of health services and will compare Chinese-American elders
health status to that of white, non-Hispanic elders. Lu has served as a nurse
in Taipei, Taiwan and worked as a nurse, student and teaching assistant at
the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Youngs study focuses on the pain experiences
of elderly individuals with chronic dementia. She will look at the prevalence
of pain in dementia patients in nursing homes and will gauge the effectiveness
of pain identification and control. Before studying for her doctorate, Young
worked as a nurse and instructor in Waterloo.
Holkups sponsor for her doctoral study is Toni
Tripp-Reimer, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for research in the UI College
of Nursing. Meridean Maas, Ph.D., professor in the College of Nursing, is
the faculty sponsor for both Lu and Young.