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Bowles To Give NINR Director’s Lecture, Mar. 3

Dr. Bowles
Dr. Kathryn H. Bowles

Dr. Kathryn H. Bowles will present the first 2016 NINR Director’s Lecture on Thursday, Mar. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. Her talk “Innovations to Improve Discharge Planning” will describe her studies using information technology to improve care for older adults. 

Her journey began with a clinical question and includes co-founding a software company, which was awarded two Small Business Innovation Research grants from NINR, to further develop and distribute her team’s work aimed at improving discharge planning and decision-making following release from the hospital.

Bowles is the van Ameringen professor in nursing excellence, director of the Center for Integrative Science in Aging at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and vice president and director of the Center for Home Care Policy and Research at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Her ongoing study, funded by NINR, focuses on the development of decision-support tools to determine the best site of care for those needing care following hospital discharge. Bowles’s other research interests include telehealth technology, home care and evaluation of electronic health records.

The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to campus to share their work and interests with a trans-disciplinary audience. The event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit

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