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  • Home / News / Ursuline professor accepted to program to increase diversity in heart research | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

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    Ursuline professor accepted to program to increase diversity in heart research

    June 3, 2020

    Ursuline College Assistant Professor of Nursing Angela Groves, PhD, has been accepted into a summer institute designed to provide training to underrepresented researchers looking at cardiovascular health disparities.

    The Program to Increase Diversity in Cardiovascular Health Related Research (PRIDE-CVD) at State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University is a career advancement opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Groves will spend the last two weeks of June in virtual classes and meetings focused on heart health.

    “I felt honored and proud to be selected to participate in the PRIDE training program,” Dr. Groves said. “I hope to gain knowledge and experience in cardiovascular research aimed at reducing health disparities while contributing to the body of nursing knowledge.”

    Dr. Groves has a research interest in examining the relationships among neighborhood violence, perceived stress, and low-sodium diet adherence in African American women with hypertension.

    Earlier this year, she had an article titled, “Low-sodium dietary perceptions and experiences of African American women with hypertension,” accepted for publication in the “Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.”

    “Dr. Groves has a deep commitment to caring for underserved populations. Her work as a researcher is respected and appreciated within the Breen School of Nursing and the larger health care community. By integrating her research into learning experiences, she improves our students’ sensitivity to the diverse communities they serve,” said Patricia A. Sharpnack DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN, dean of Ursuline’s Breen School of Nursing.

    Dr. Groves has been a nurse for over 20 years and nurse educator for the past 12 years. She earned her PhD in nursing from Hampton University, a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Ursuline College. She is president of the AMSN (Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses) local chapter #302.