In a research seminar entitled, “Translating Research Evidence and Cultivating a Research Culture in the Nurses’ Work Settings”, Assoc. Prof. Ma. Cristina C. Hendrix, DNS, GNP-BC, FAAN together with Assoc. Prof. Michael Relf, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, FAAN, the Director for Global and Community Health Affairs of Duke University, visited the University of Santo Tomas College of Nursing (USTCON) to discuss the current trends of nursing and the significance of establishing a culture of research in nursing academic settings last November 4, 2015.

Assoc. Prof. Hendrix, a Thomasian Nurse Batch 1991 currently serving as a faculty of Duke University School of Nursing and as a Nurse Researcher at Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, discussed how research evidences are being implemented in caring for elderly clients in the community. Nurses are highly encouraged to conduct researches that will further improve the practice and translate these findings to deliver evidence-based care.

Meanwhile, Assoc. Prof. Relf, talked about the stigma associated with HIV Infection and the current measures on how these stigma can serve as a springboard towards program development and future researches.

Assoc. Prof. Hendrix is pleased to have been invited in her alma mater to mentor the faculty and young nurses about the importance and relevance of research in the nursing field.

She and Assoc. Prof. Relf are currently collaborating with USTCON for future faculty and student exchange programs, collaborative research studies, and a dialogue for other future collaborative programs.

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