PhD student Gray receives Sigma Theta Tau International scholarship
Award will help 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.
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