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UCF professor presents nursing research at conference

University of Central Florida Nursing Professor Karen Aroian, PhD, RN, presented her research at the 2014 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research conference, Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C.

Aroian was one of nine nurse researchers selected by the congress committee to showcase her research during the Presentations of Distinction time slot, according to an article on UCFToday, the University of Central Florida’s website.

Aroian’s abstract, “Substantive Application of Cross-lagged SEM for Testing Diathesis-stress Theory,” was reviewed and chosen out of more than 500 submissions, according to the article.

“I am so honored to have been selected as a presenter of distinction,” said Aroian, the Chatlos Foundation Endowed Chair in the College of Nursing. “It’s such a great feeling to know that my research is advancing our understanding of stress and health outcomes.”

With more than 30 years of federal and private funding, Aroian has received numerous honors and awards for her research.

“Dr. Aroian is internationally known for her research, especially in the area of immigrant health,” Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CNS, interim dean of the UCF College of Nursing, said in the article. “She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2013. This is another honor that we are proud of.”

As a promoter of better health through nursing science, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science hosted the biennial State of Science Congress. The conference is one of the largest gatherings of nurse researchers with 750 attendees who examined and discussed more than 540 research presentations, according to the article. The main focus was on innovative approaches nurse scientists are applying to emerging science, including trends in Big Data and in the BRAIN initiative.

Established in 2000 as an open membership entity of the American Academy of Nursing, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science ( serves as a voice for nurse scientists at the national and international levels; supports the development, conduct and utilization of nursing science; and facilitates lifelong learning opportunities for nurse scientists.

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