Nursing Veteran Named Director of Research Institute
Published May 2008
Donna Gates, EdD, professor of nursing, has been appointed the director of the Institute for Nursing Research within the UC College of Nursing.
Gates, who holds the Jane E. Procter Endowed Chair and previously served as an associate director within the institute, is internationally known for her re-search and publications.
An expert in public health nursing, Gates has been involved in occupational health and safety research for more than 15 years. She also has a strong history of funded grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Recently, Gates earned international attention for her article, “Obesity and Presenteeism: The Impact of Body Mass Index on Workplace Productivity,” which was published in the January 2008 edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Gates has presented her work at regional, national and international conferences and has served on many CDC scientific review groups.
The College of Nursing’s Institute for Nursing Research works to foster nursing research within an organizational structure that provides services and resources to the college and its primary teaching facility, University Hospital. Its goal is to strengthen the interdisciplinary and patient-centered research that will ultimately improve health outcomes for the citizens around the globe.
For more information, visit www.nursing.uc.edu/research.