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College of Nursing Announces new Research Professor

Cindy Corbett, PhD, RN, FAAN earned her BA from Carroll College in Helena, MT, her MN from Whitworth College in Spokane, VA and her PhD from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Corbett comes to the University of South Carolina College of Nursing from Washington State University College as the Associate Dean of Research and Interim Vice Chancellor for Research at WSU Spokane.

Dr. Corbett’s research activities focus on strategies to improve chronic illness self-management and patient safety. Her research to improve the safe use of medications has been funded by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Research and Education Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institutes of Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Corbett is currently the PI for a R01 funded by the National Institute on Aging, which is evaluating the effect of a chronic care management intervention on participants’ abilities to engage in self-management and on their pattern of acute care use. During her tenure at Washington State University, Dr. Corbett’s teaching roles included undergraduate, masters and PhD coursework and advising/mentoring.  

Dr. Corbett stated, “I look forward to working with faculty, students, staff and community partners to design and implement research to improve healthcare for the citizens of South Carolina and beyond. It will be exciting to contribute to the growing research enterprise at the College and University.”

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association and the American Society of Nephrology.  In 2016, Dr. Corbett was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and selected as a member of the Western Institute of Nursing.

She will join the college August 16, 2017.

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