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URI College of Nursing to Host Spring Distinguished Lecture by Professor and Prison Health Expert


Apr 3, 2024

The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing is inviting you to attend the Spring Distinguished Lecture series featuring Dr. Susan Loeb from Pennsylvania State University’s Ross & Carol Nese College of Nursing. The lecture, titled “Enhancing Care of Older Adults in Prison: Research and Development of Just Care,” will be held on May 1 at 5 p.m. at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. Prior to the lecture, there will be a reception at 4 p.m. in the third-floor River Lounge where attendees can meet Dr. Loeb.

Dr. Loeb has extensive experience in end-of-life care and the health of prison inmates. She has taught nursing courses at various universities and has been a tenured professor at Penn State since 2004. Her current research focuses on the health needs of older prison inmates with chronic conditions, particularly as they approach the end of life. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for her studies, which include the development of a toolkit for training prison staff in geriatric care strategies.

The URI College of Nursing hosts its Distinguished Lecture Series each semester, featuring prominent speakers in the field of nursing. Past speakers have included Dr. Paul Farmer, Ernest Grant, Shannon Zenk, and Nancy Redeker. This series provides an opportunity for students and faculty to learn from experts in the nursing community and stay up-to-date on the latest research and developments in the field. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Dr. Susan Loeb and learn about her groundbreaking work in enhancing care for older adults in prison.

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