PhD student Gray receives Sigma Theta Tau International scholarship

Award will help further her research into sleep issues in children with neurodevelopmental problems
Gray Laura headshotLaura GrayUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) student Laura Gray, MSN, MA, RN, has been awarded a scholarship by the School’s Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing to further her research into sleep issues in children with neurodevelopmental problems.

The $500 award will help her continue her work towards becoming an expert in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and on her dissertation project “Effect of Parent ADHD Status, Parent Sleep Hygiene, and Child Sleep Hygiene on Sleep of School-Age Children with ADHD.”

While enrolled in the School’s PhD program, Gray also works as an adjunct instructor at the Belmont University School of Nursing in Nashville and is a nursing supervisor at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Her passion for research was first sparked by a love for, and interest in, child development and was further fueled by her third child’s diagnosis with neurodevelopmental delay, sleep problems and learning disabilities.

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

Gray is advised by Professor Marti Rice, PhD, RN, FAAN, whose teaching expertise and interests include areas and factors related to children’s health.

For more information about the UAB School of Nursing PhD program, click here.
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