Caring for the Caregiver faculty member awarded UT System grant

Posted on: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Carolyn E.Z. Pickering, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Caring for the Caregiver researcher, has received a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant.

Dr. Pickering’s plan for the Rising STARs Award is to develop a community research collaboratory to accommodate the unique needs of persons with dementia and their caregivers and better support their participation in research. The space will also accommodate clinical services and activities and will be an ideal site for experimental learning and interdisciplinary education across UT Health San Antonio professional schools.

“Dr. Pickering’s research program will be of crucial importance for … our new comprehensive Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases,” said President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, in supporting her award. “Dr. Pickering’s research will be a key component of this institute, and her research collaboratory will serve as a test site for developing interventions that will inform best practices for caregiver health and  dementia care.”

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