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2 PhD students receive Award for Graduate Research

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UIC Nursing PhD students Seo Yoon Lee and Sirinan Prakot both received the UIC Award for Graduate Research.

Students apply on a competitive basis for awards of $1,000 to $3,000 to support their research.

Seo Yoon Lee’s dissertation is entitled, “The Patient-Level Nursing Cost Estimation and Associated Factors.” Her advisor is Dean Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAAN, ATSF. In Lee’s abstract, she notes that nursing costs are embedded in the room charge at hospitals, which results in unbilled labor. She proposes examining the feasibility of a Nursing Care Model that would allow for more precision in measuring nursing care costs.

Sirinan Prakot’s dissertation is entitled, “Understanding HIV Self-testing Preferences Among Key Populations in Thailand Using a Discrete Choice Experiment Methodology.” Her dissertation advisor is associate professor Gabe Culbert, PhD ’12, BSN ‘04, RN. Prakot seeks to identify the specific attributes that are most appealing to consumers when choosing self-testing, which could provide valuable insight for targeted self-testing programs in Thailand and beyond.

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