Dean Kurth to Speak at the 8th Annual Janet Parkosewich Research Conference

February 17, 2016

The Yale School of Nursing (YSN) and Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) Nursing Research Committee are co-sponsors of this year’s Janet Parkosewich Research Conference: The Pursuit of New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements through Nursing Research. The conference will take place on April 21, 2016, at the West Campus Conference Center.

This year’s keynote speaker will be YSN Associate Professor Joanne Iennaco. Her recent study the Aggression Exposure Study, involves measuring and understanding the effects of aggression exposure on workers in the inpatient psychiatric setting. Currently, Iennaco is leading a team of nurses from Yale-New Haven Hospital and Middlesex Hospital replicating this study in the medical nursing setting.

YSN’s new Dean, Dr. Ann Kurth, will be this year’s program of research speaker. Dean Kurth’s research focuses on ways to improve the prevention, detection, and care of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; to promote reproductive health; and to strengthen health systems globally by using information and communication technologies to further the establishment of health care and workforce training programs.

The research methods featured speaker will be Dr. Deborah Chyun (YSN ’98), who will discuss writing for publication. She is the Executive Associate Dean and the Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging at New York University School of Nursing. Her expertise and research on the quality of life in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular nursing, and chronic disease epidemiology has provided a unique opportunity to expand the understand of cardiovascular disease in older adults.

Click here to register for the conference. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Continuing education credits will be offered for attending the conference. For more information, please contact Carla Hannon at