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Research Fellowship

Ruth and Sam Hacker Graduate Nursing Research Fellowship in Aging 
Fellowship Application 2014-2015

The Ruth and Sam Hacker Graduate Nursing Research Fellowship in Aging was established to provide a select graduate level nursing student with the opportunity to expand their interests within the field of research and gerontology. In partnership with the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, a graduate nursing student from the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College will be provided a practicum position for up to one academic year.

The Graduate Nursing Research Fellowship in Aging will provide firsthand experience in scholarly work and provide the student with an opportunity to work in a world-class medical research laboratory with nationally and internationally recognized faculty from the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, the Memory and Aging Project, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University. Fellows will receive:

- Mentorship from research  faculty at Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, the Memory and Aging Project, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

- Assistance with writing a research proposal, articles for publication, and support developing an evidence-based practice paper for submission to national conferences.

- Training for certification in Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) and research assessments of older adults.

- Opportunity to attend scientific seminars, clinical conference, and bimonthly Internal Ethics Committee meetings of the affiliated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

- Mentorship by the Associate Dean for Research of the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College.

- Exposure to the role of nursing and research beyond that of a graduate program of study while obtaining clinical hours in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of older adults, with and without dementia. 

To support the development and growth of the Graduate Nursing Research Fellowship in Aging, $5,900 award is available to support the purchase of relevant text and resource materials, conference attendance, and research activities related to the fellowship. The Fellowship is for up to three terms or one academic year with the award beginning in fall of 2013. Funding for this award cannot be applied to tuition or any other academic fees.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES: At the conclusion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will be expected to either have presented a paper or poster at a conference and/or have been listed as an author in one or more published/accepted publication articles.  Details and research focus will be determined by the fellow and site supervisor of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Fellowship is open to Adult Nurse Practitioner Students only.  Ideally, the student will have completed the core curriculum, but is not a requirement. Persons wishing to apply must meet the following eligibility requirements:

- Adult Nurse Practitioner Student of Goldfarb School of Nursing
- Will be enrolled in NURS 5121 (Advanced Health Assessment) Summer 2014
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Completed Application

APPLICATION FORM

APPLICATION DUE DATE:       January 31, 2014

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:

Curtis D. Smith, MM
Program Officer-Graduate Programs
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
4483 Duncan Avenue, Suite 505
St. Louis, MO 63110

314-454-7087 (o)
314-362-9222 (f)
csmith@bjc.org