AACN awards $50,000 Impact Analysis Grant to Duke nursing professor The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently awarded a $50,000 AACN Impact Research Grant to Brigit Carter, RN, PhD, MSN, CCRN, assistant clinical professor at Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, N.C., to review feeding intolerance in preterm infants website . Her current analysis focuses on nursing treatment of premature infants with significant illnesses. For this study, Carter and her analysis group will monitor intra-abdominal pressure in very low birth fat preterm infants with the aim of determining early symptoms of feeding intolerance. The results could help healthcare companies better adjust feeding volumes, resulting in faster postnatal growth, reducing the space of medical center stay and hospital costs thereby.
2010 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Malignancy Study Alan Ashworth Ph.D., director of the Breakthrough Analysis Centre at the Institute of Cancers Research, will show the 2010 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Tumor Study. Supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb, this AACR lectureship has been established to recognize outstanding science that has inspired or gets the potential to inspire fresh perspectives on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment or avoidance of breast malignancy. The lectureship is chosen by the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Program Committee. Ashworth is acknowledged for his contribution to the discovery of the BRCA2 gene and his team’s identification of the artificial lethality between BRCA mutations and PARP inhibitors.