Category «Jennifer’s Personal Notes»

How hard will be be to organize maternity hospitals in the United States?

Today I want to share two studies describing what may be considered the ‘capacity’ of hospitals. 1 2  The research team surveyed hosptials in California about their staffing, treatments available, and the types of treatments they are able to provide. Why? Because the joint ACOG/SMFM statment on regionalization of hosptials organized hosptials by thier ‘capacity’.3 These …

Website is migrating….

It’s time to migrate the website.  Unfortunately the webhost I had been using for years has not be updated in years leaving me frustrated as I try to work with 2016 technology.  I’m not sure how long this migration will take, so please bear with me.

Hitting the ground running…

Progress with research is slow, and I am beginning to accept that. I don’t even mean the time it takes for research to be adopted into practice.  I’m talking about the work of creating and running a study all the way through publication of the results. Ideas come fast. Ideas have multiple possibilities.  But when …

And now…I teach

Part of any PhD program is the requirement to teach. This seems normal when you consider in many disciplines a PhD is what qualifies you to teach at the college level.  It also seems normal when you consider that many PhD trained individuals will do research at academic centers and so have the dual role …

Balancing Family and Training

My semester has ended, which is good because so many things on the website have been neglected during this round of classes.  For those who are new to the blog, I’ve just completed my second year in a PhD Program in Nursing.  The second year is a bit more intense.  In addition to classes I …

Translating Research

Last week my class performed a mock review of our class projects.  The class projects are sample grants we might submit to fund our research.  The writing process is challenging, with only a few pages to make your case, proving the topic is important, the study you’ve designed will answer the question, and you are …