NAWSON Faculty Share Cutting-Edge Research at Top Nursing Conference


APRIL 2024 – Drs. Holly Fontenot, Kyoung Eun Lee, Samia Valeria Ozorio Dutra, and Frankie Hale, from the Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing (NAWSON) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) shared their cutting-edge research at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference (WIN), a top scientific nursing conference for the western region, in Salt Lake City, Utah. WIN’s members include nurse scientists, clinicians, educators, students, academic institutions, and health care organizations, according to WIN. 

Associate Professor Kyoung Eun Lee, PhD, APRN-Rx, WHCNP-BC

Dr. Kyoung Eun Lee spoke to attendees during her podium presentation titled, “Socio-demographic Disparity Patterns of Perceived Stress and Resilience Among Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners During the Prolonged COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Assistant Professor Samia Valeria Ozorio Dutra, PhD, RN



Dr. Samia Ozorio Dutra shared a podium presentation titled, “Intersection Between Infant Gut Microbiome, Behavior, and Nursing Science.”


Assistant Professor Frankie B. Hale, PhD, RN


In a poster presentation, Dr. Frankie Hale highlighted her research, “Understanding New Graduate Nurses’ Perspectives on Transitioning into the Workforce.”



“Our faculty well represented the excellent scholarship of the NAWSON and the University of Hawaii at Manoa at the WIN conference and their presentations well highlighted our significant contribution to the advancement of nursing science,” says Dr. Kyoung Eun Lee. “In addition, NAWSON DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) student, Charnelle Julian, was in attendance and had an invaluable and insightful experience.”    


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