Lyndsey Miller, R.N., B.S.N., B.A., a Ph.D. candidate at the OHSU School of Nursing, has been selected as one of the eight Ph.D. students nationwide to receive an F31 award from the National Institute of Nursing Research for 2014. She joins a total of 51 students with active awards supported by NINR including SON Ph.D. candidate Julie Bidwell, the only other OHSU nursing student who is currently supported by a F31.
“Receiving the F31 is a great honor because it elevates a student’s status to an independently funded researcher,” says Miller, “It also provides support for additional training opportunities, facilitated by a research team chosen by the student. My research team includes: Karen S. Lyons, Ph.D., F.G.S.A. (Sponsor), Christopher S. Lee, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.H.A., F.A.A.N. (Co-Sponsor), Jeffrey A. Kaye, M.D. (Collaborator), and Carol J. Whitlatch, Ph.D., F.G.S.A. (Consultant).” The title of Miller’s study: “Preparing for Dementia Care Together: A Study of Hospitalized Patient-Family Caregiver Dyads.”
Miller is pursuing an academic research career in order to optimize the lives of persons with dementia and their families, as well as educate future nurses and nurse scientists. In addition to her current NRSA Award, Miller was a 2012-14 National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Patricia G. Archbold Scholar and a 2010-12 Jonas Hartford Scholar. Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Miller’s roles included Staff Nurse in acute care for elders and medical-surgical units, as well as Health Policy Analyst for a private family foundation.