• FSU College of Nursing Celebrating African American Nurses

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Dr. Ray Lovett

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity (INRHE) will present a seminar by Ray Lovett, RN, BN, BHSc, MAE, PhD. Dr. Lovett is a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellow, and the Program Leader for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Epidemiology for Policy and Practice at the Australian National University.  He will be joined by Australian National University graduate student Roxanne Jones. Jones is currently a student in the Masters of Applied Epidemiology Program. (more)



Tonya Harris

Tonya Harris was the first black faculty member hired at Florida State. Originally hired as a nursing instructor in the FSU College of Nursing in 1968, she was promoted to assistant professor in 1972. Learn more about the Circle of Gold at: http://alumni.fsu.edu/cog

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Dr. Lucinda Graven

Florida State University College of Nursing Assistant Professor Lucinda Graven has dedicated her research efforts to helping heart failure patients and their caregivers. Her research examines factors associated with adverse outcomes in patients with heart failure, particularly depression and poor self-care and explores psychosocial factors related to adverse outcomes in caregivers of heart failure patients.


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