Research Education in Cardiovascular Conditions (RECV) Program (R25 HL145323-03)

The annual Summer Research Education in Cardiovascular Conditions (RECV) Program introduces students to research at an early stage in their careers with a goal of inspiring them to see that research can be an exciting and fulfilling career.

 

This year, the virtual Summer Research Education in Cardiovascular Conditions Program (RECV) is from June 6, 2022, through August 12, 2022. Undergraduate and masters’ level students participate in this full-time (35 hours/week) virtual program.  Selected students receive a stipend for their participation.  

 

Applications for the 2023 cohort will open in Spring 2023.

 

RECV Information

Participants in the program attend weekly seminars and work with investigators on a variety of research topics. The program focuses on cardiovascular conditions and related topics including health disparities, ethics, genomics, clinical research, and evidence-based practice.  In addition, students have an opportunity to participate in research experiences using remote technology as well as be a part of writing groups that develop peer-reviewed publications.  At the end of the program, students participate in a virtual poster session.

 

What past participants said they enjoyed about the Summer RECV program:

“Getting exposure to amazing research ideas and mentors and making meaningful connections”

“I really liked learning about research and that I was able to have a project of my own”

“Having the opportunity to work with mentors and work on a systematic review”

 “Lectures of specialists from different fields and backgrounds. Variety of topics introduced (e.g. data science, qualitative research, etc.)."

 “My interest in research was piqued, and I have dived into research at my college since the program” 

 

The 2022 Summer RECV program is funded by the National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

(R25 HL145323-03 MPIs: V.V. Dickson/ J. Taylor)

Principal Investigator:

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Victoria Vaughan Dickson
FAAN FAHA FHFSA PhD RN

Co-Principal Investigator:

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Jacquelyn Y. Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN
Columbia University

 

Administrative Team:

TBA

Operations Administrator

 

Johanny Breton

Administrative Assistant

2022 Mentors

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Maya Clark-Cutaia

Assistant Professor

NYU Meyers offers the rare opportunity for students to learn from field experts using novel educational techniques and programs in one of the top nursing schools in the nation. Graduates leave well-rounded and well prepared for clinical practice, policy, academia, and beyond. 

Victoria Vaughan Dickson

Victoria Vaughan Dickson

Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging
Assistant Dean, Research Innovation
Director, Pless Center for Research
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Abraham A Brody

Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing
Associate Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

NYU Meyers is a highly collaborative and innovative interdisciplinary environment where scientists, educators, practicing clinicians and community and practice stakeholders come together with a common sense of purpose in improving the health and quality of life of individuals across the lifespan.

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Margaret McCarthy

Assistant Professor

When I was a Ph.D. student here, I was truly mentored by wonderful faculty. I want other students to have that experience. The atmosphere at Meyers is one of genuine support and collegiality. I truly enjoy being with my fellow faculty, staff, and students.

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Dena Schulman-Green

Associate Professor
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Audrey Lyndon

Vernice D. Ferguson Professor in Health Equity
Assistant Dean for Clinical Research

Why NYU Meyers? Because we want you to change the world, and we aim to help you do it!

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Fay Wright

Assistant Professor
Director, Meyers Biological Laboratory

During my PhD program at NYU Meyers, I developed strong supportive mentoring relationships with the faculty that enriched my educational experience. I came back after a post-doctoral fellowship because of my continuing relationships with my faculty mentors.

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Gary Yu

Associate Research Scientist
Adjunct Associate Professor

NYU Meyers provides a strong hands-on learning environment for applied nursing research, statistical training, and global health exposure.

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Ann-Margaret Navarra

Associate Professor

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Susan Malone

Assistant Professor
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Tina Sadarangani

Assistant Professor

NYU Meyers doesn't just teach students how to treat patients, it challenges them to think critically about health systems and their effects on patients. It is a supportive and collaborative environment that fosters thoughtful discussions among students and faculty that lead to innovative solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our healthcare system.

 

It is a community of people who care, not only about patients but about transforming how we provide healthcare.

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John Merriman

Assistant Professor

NYU Meyers is an exceptional place to work as a scientist and educator. Our university has many opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration on inclusive research with the diverse population of New York City.

 

 

 

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Yaguang Zheng

Assistant Professor

NYU Meyers offers lifelong opportunities for nursing learners to become excellent scientists, educators, and leaders. Meyers faculty are committed to advancing healthcare locally and globally, including improving health for individuals with metabolic syndrome and related multiple chronic conditions.

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Shih-Yin Lin

Senior Research Scientist/Project Director
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Jacquelyn Y. Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN
Columbia University
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Tanya Spruill, PhD
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
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Grace Kim, PhD
NYU Steinhardt

 

 

                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Milla Arabadjian PhD, FNP-BC, RN
NYU Meyers

 

2022 Cohort

Adrian Thompson Sofia Colon
Brionna Seward Theresa Navarra
Christle Vidor Yi Lan Zhang
Danait Tesfai Anita Obeng- Peer Mentor
Daniela Marcano Adammi Wilkerson- Peer Mentor
Jadeion Saunders Allante Searcy- Peer Mentor
Kaitlyn Munroe Ashley Washington- Peer Mentor
Miles Sloan Lela Scott- Peer Mentor
Natasha Perez Luchy Gonzalez- Peer Mentor
Priscilla Tokor  
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2022 RECV Group Photo with the Students and Dr. Dickson
2022 RECV Students and Mentors via Zoom
2022 RECV Group Photo with the Students and Mentors via zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            2021 Cohort

Taylor Brown  Ashley Washington
Maxine Collins  Lela Scott
Biyanna France  Skyler Steele
Djenabou Kaba  Adammi Wilkerson
Rosemary Maina Sam Bakal
Jenelle Marius Luchy Gonzalez
Anita Obeng Lynda Rada
Allante Searcy Fatmata Barrie- Peer Mentor
Brittany Taylor Jessie Zhanay- Peer Mentor
Gabriela Valdiglesias Leslie Taza-Rocano- Peer Mentor
Shanique Omeally-Soto  

 

2020 Cohort

Alejandra Leon Yesenia Amaya
Alexis Wasserman Sammy Wang
Alicia Balchand Leslie Taza-Rocano
Fatmata Barrie Jihye Choi
Jessie Zhanay  

 

2020 RECV Group Photo
2020 RECV Group Photo with the Students and their Mentors

 

Scholarly Products:

Balchand, A., Taza-Rocano, L., Zhanay, J., Garcia, D.R., Handschuh, C., Navarra, A., & Vaughan Dickson, V. (2021, March). Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge, Perceptions, and Beliefs Among Young Adults: A Systematic Review. Poster to be presented virtually at the 32nd Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions. Nursing Research, 2021; 70(2)

*Balchand, A., Garcia, D. R., Handschuh, C., Yu, G., Vaughan Dickson, V., & Navarra, A. Sexual Dating Violence and Marijuana Use in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) High School Students (2021, March). Poster to be presented virtually at the 32nd Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions (*NYU undergraduate school poster). Nursing Research, 2021; 70(2)

Barrie, F, Leon, A, Amaya, Y, Hellmers, N, Dickson, VV (2021) The Impact of Non-Pharmacological Stress Reduction Interventions on Cardiovascular[d1]  Biobehavioral Outcomes in Emerging Adults: A Systematic Review. (2021, March). Poster to be presented virtually at the 33rd Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions (poster presentation)

Barrie, F, Prescott, L, Taylor, J, Dickson, VV. The Effect of Perceived Discrimination on Blood Pressure among African American mothers in the InterGEN study(2021, March). Poster to be presented virtually at the 33rd Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions (podium presentation); Nursing Research, 2021;70(2)

Dickson, VV, Zahany, J, Leon, A, Arabadjia, M. Measurement of Stress Among Working Adults with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) (2021, March). Poster to be presented virtually at the 33rd Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions (poster presentation) Nursing Research, 2021; 70(2) 

Dickson, VV, Ferris, R, Melnyk, H, Leon, A, Blaum, C Chodosh, J (2022) Caregiver perceptions of treatment burden among elders with Diabetes and co-morbid Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: A qualitative study. Clinical Nursing Research.

Dickson, VV, Zahany, J, Leon, A, Scott, L, Arabadjia, M. (2022) Measurement of Stress Among Working Adults with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

Gonzalez L & Brody, A (2022) Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Analgesics and Antipsychotics Use among Persons with Advanced Dementia in Home Hospice, American Geriatric Society.

Wang, S., Wasserman, A., Choi, J., Garcia, D.R., Wright, F. (2021, March). Positive Emotions and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Diverse Young Adults: A Systematic Review. Poster to be presented virtually at the 32nd Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) Scientific Sessions (students funded by NYU Meyers). Nursing Research, 2021; 70(2)

Washington, A & Merriman, J (2022) The Influence of Stress Management Interventions on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention During Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer, Eastern Nursing Research Society.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Ghazal, L., Goldsamt, L., Zhanay, J., & Dickson, V.V. Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Registered Nurses. (2021). Health Services Research, 56(S2), 47.
Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Ghazal, L., Goldsamt, L., Zhanay, J., & Dickson, V.V. Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Registered Nurses. Podium presentation [virtual] at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2021.

Witkoski Stimpfel, A., Ghazal, L., Goldsamt, L., Zhanay, J., Dickson, V.V. (2022). “Losing the art and failing the science of nursing”: A qualitative descriptive study of nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Nursing.

Please email nursing.pless@nyu.edu with any questions.