The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for a new P30 Core Center in Self Management of Chronic Illness, which will be led by Dr. Miyong Kim, a faculty member in the School of Nursing and DDCE associate vice president for community health engagement.
According to Dr. Alexa Stuifbergen, dean, the UT School of Nursing is only one of two Schools of Nursing in the US selected for this award. She said, “This five-year award for over 2.3 million will allow us to provide important infrastructure dedicated to facilitating trans-disciplinary collaborative research among investigators in nursing and other disciplines in order to improve self-management science.” She said that Dr. Kim “led this truly collaborative effort that represents more than 40 faculty in 14 different academic units across the University.” Individuals from 14 agencies in the greater Austin community are key collaborators on the center.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, applauded the efforts of Dr. Kim who joined the university in 2013 as a thematic faculty hire. “Dr. Kim’s passion for community-based participatory research is an asset to the university’s commitment to transform medical education and healthcare delivery. We were pleased to be involved with her recruitment to UT Austin from Johns Hopkins University.”
In a note to Dr. Vincent, Dr. Stuifbergen wrote, “Please know how much I appreciate the support of your office in helping us recruit Dr. Kim to UT Austin — as you can see, she is making an impact. Your support to our School has made an important difference for us – and for the University.”
Read more about Dr. Kim and her research.