PhD Student Scholarship & News



PhD candidate, alumna earns prestigious fellowship

Natalie Wilson, DNP, APRN-BC, MPH, AAHIVS has been awarded the prestigious Brown R25 Fellowship to fund and further her research on symptoms among people living with HIV disease.

BWilbanksPhD student impacting nursing informatics
UAB SON PhD Student and Adjunct Instructor Bryan Wilbanks, DNP, CRNA, wants to be part of designing new technology to dramatically improve patient's lives

Pauline-PSWartime experiences lead to PhD for Army nurse

Major Pauline Swiger, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL, had been an Army Nurse Corps Officer for over 14 years when she decided to take her career as a nurse to the next level and get her PhD.

Shameka-psShameka Humphrey wins "Top Poster" at Aging Conference

Humphrey's poster presentation, "Detection of Olfactory Deficits in Older Adults with HIV: A Simple Peanut Butter Test", was named one of the top three posters at the CCHA conference.

STTIUAB PhD Students are named Sigma Theta Tau Rising Stars

Jennifer R. Bail, BSN, RN, Will E. Brewer, MSN, RN, CEN, & Shameka C. Humphrey, MSN, RN were named Rising Stars by SSTI and were invited to present at the STTI Leadership Connection Conference

Pauline-PSPauline Swiger presents at TSRNP Evidence-based Practice Dissemination Conference

Pauline A. Swiger, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL had both a podium and poster presentation at the conference titled "Army Nurse Corps Clinical Nurse Leader Role Utilization Project".

Ann-PSTexas-based PhD candidate Johnson receives travel grant

Ann H. Johnson, MSN, RN, CPNP, received an Ireland Research Travel Award for her dissertation, "The Effects of Perceived Stress, Sleep, and Cortisol on Fatigue in 8 to 12 Year-Old Childhood Central Nervous System Cancer Survivors."

Marcia-PSMarcia Lowe receives United Health Foundation Scholarship

Marcia Lowe, MSN, RN-BC, third year PhD student has been selected as a recipient of a UHF Scholarship presented by the National Black Nurses Association

Natalie-PSPhD student Natalie Wilson receives funding for pilot study

Natalie Wilson, DNP, ANP-BC, MPH, AAHIVE, received $100,000 from the Veteran's Administration to fund a two-year pilot study on the role of inflammation in symptoms commonly reported by HIV patients.


Our students communicate their scholarship through peer-reviewed publications & presentations for professional interdisciplinary audiences.


A compilation of recent student publications with links to the article's abstracts.

Presentations & Posters

A listing of recent presentations and poster presentations our students have made at the International, National, Regional and Local level.