Emory Nursing PhD Student Awarded Prestigious NIH Fellowship

Emory Nursing PhD Student Awarded Prestigious NIH Fellowship
Naziya Noorani

The National Institute of Nursing Research, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has granted the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award to Naziya Noorani, a PhD student at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

This esteemed fellowship supports promising predoctoral students with mentored research training for their dissertation projects. Noorani’s research, titled “The Influence of Symptoms, Functional Status, and Social Vulnerability on Health Care Use Among Patients Receiving Dialysis,” aims to investigate how symptom severity and functional status impact health care usage over time in dialysis patients and the role social vulnerability plays in these dynamics.

The findings from Noorani’s study are expected to aid in developing screening tools and interventions to support patients with significant health care needs, enhancing health outcomes and reducing the strain on the health care system.

Naziya Noorani holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory School of Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University School of Nursing. Her research focuses on palliative care and improving the quality of life for patients with chronic conditions, particularly end-stage renal disease.

Noorani’s research is funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research under award number F31NR020848. The content of her research is her responsibility and does not necessarily represent the views of the NIH.

About the School of Nursing

As one of the nation’s top nursing schools, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University is committed to educating visionary nurse leaders and scholars. Home to the No. 1 master’s, No. 3 BSN, and No. 6 DNP programs nationwide, the school has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League of Nursing. The school offers undergraduate, master’s, doctoral and non-degree programs, bringing together cutting-edge resources, distinguished faculty, top clinical experiences, and access to leading health care partners to shape the future of nursing and impact the world’s health and well-being. Learn more at nursing.emory.edu.

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