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Stone To Give NINR Director’s Lecture, Nov. 19

Dr. Stone
Dr. Patricia W. Stone

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Dr. Patricia W. Stone will present “Informing Health Policy Through Science to Improve Healthcare for Older Adults,” from 1 to 2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10.

Stone is the Centennial professor in health policy at Columbia University School of Nursing.

She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and completed post-doctoral training at Harvard University. Her research aims to enhance the quality of care for older adults including preventing health care-associated infection and improving infection management and end-of-life care.

Her program of research has contributed to policy changes, such as state and federal legislative mandates that hospitals report infections.

Stone’s passion is teaching the next generation of nurse scientists how to lead interdisciplinary research teams that generate knowledge, influence health policy and improve patient and population health. 

The lecture will also be broadcast live and archived at

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