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Research examines cultural competency of health care professionals
Posted 05/12/2016 04:30PM

Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. The presentations were the culmination of research and work on a variety of topics by more than 180 students in the Colleges of Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Studies and Social Sciences.

Katherine Strahosky, a senior nursing student from Carlisle, presented her research, "Is Cultural Competency Training for Health Care Providers Needed to Improve Patient Outcomes?" Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., professor and chair of the Department of Nursing, served as faculty advisor for the project.

Misericordia student researchers presented a total of 110 abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, medical imaging, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, speech-language pathology, teacher education and government, law and national security. University President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., attended the two-hour event along with students, faculty, staff and deans of the colleges.

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Misericordia University nursing student Katherine Strahosky of Carlisle, Pa., at right with faculty advisor Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, presented her research, 'Is Cultural Competency Training for Health Care Providers Needed to Improve Patient Outcomes?' during the annual Student Research Poster Day on campus.

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