Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing Georgia State University
Fairhope, Alabama – United States
Dr. Clark’s program of research is about family caregivers of persons with chronic illness, specifically stroke and heart failure. She has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator of National Institutes of Health funded studies including a multi-site study examining family function, stroke recovery, and caregiver outcomes; the Extremity Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Evaluation (EXCITE), a national clinical trial for improving upper extremity function using constraint-induced therapy after stroke; a clinical trial testing a family partnership intervention (ENSPIRE) for heart failure patients; and one testing a lifestyle behavioral intervention to reduce cardiovascular disparities in African Americans with metabolic syndrome (META HEALTH). Dr. Clark’s scholarship has been recognized through various awards such as the 2006 Stroke Article of the Year award and the 2004 Clinical Article of the year Award from the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (CVN), American Heart Association (AHA) and the 2005 Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society. Recently, Dr. Clark was name one of fifty distinguished alumni from University of Kentucky School of Nursing. Dr. Clark is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the AHA. Dr. Clark also serves as a member of the Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Institute Board of Directors.
Friday, November 8
11:40 AM – 12:25 PM