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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) strives to be a global leader in nursing and health care. Its Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) is dedicated to expanding the dissemination of nursing knowledge  and innovation across the world through collaboration. CGI serves as an operational umbrella for existing and developing JHSON international education, practice, research, and policy initiatives. The International Visiting Scholars program encourages collaboration to advance nursing practice and research globally. The program offers non-degree educational opportunities that address health disparities while sharing cultural and professional perspectives that foster mutual understanding.

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Current Visiting Scholars

Pratum Soivong, PhD, APMSN, RNPratum Soivong, PhD, APMSN, RN
Visit: 8/12/2019 - 7/30/2020
University: Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Dean

Dr. Soivong will work with Dean Davidson to practice guidelines for palliative care and dementia prevention among patients with strokes. She will also research programs about the care and programs that are used for dementia/cognitive impairment prevention for post-stroke patients.
 



Shanshan Wang, PhD candidate, MSN, RNShanshan Wang, PhD candidate, MSN, RN
Visit: 9/1/2019 - 4/30/2020
University: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Dean

Shanshan Wang will work closely with Dean Davidson to improve skills in quantitative research, qualitative data analysis, and qualitative research methodology. She will also learn to write proposals for research grants.
 



Shanshan Wang, PhD candidate, MSN, RNChuyi Zhou, BSN
Visit: 9/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
University: Xiangya Midical College of Central South University
Faculty Mentor: Nancy R. Reynolds, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean of Global Affairs

Chuyi Zhou will be working with Dr. Reynolds to learn about nursing in America, especially about the elderly nursing. She will be learning scientific research methods and thinking models that differ from China and do research on the health behaviors of the elderly in the United States and the intervention methods for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
 



Jongmin Park, PhD, RNJongmin Park, PhD, RN
Visit: 9/1/2019 - 9/1/2020
University: Kyung Hee University, College of Nursing Science
Faculty Mentor: Nada Lukkahatai, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Dr. Park will work with Dr. Lukkahatai to identify diagnostic biomarkers and interventions for patients with impaired memory using “omics.” He will also study general principles of genomics and recent genomic methods.



Mingming Liu, BSN, MSNMingming Liu, BSN, MSN
Visit: 9/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
University: Xiangya Midical College of Central South University
Faculty Mentor: Nancy R. Reynolds, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean of Global Affairs

Mingming Liu will work with Dr. Reynolds to research hip fractures, especially in elderly patients and why it is one of the most serious injuries to reduce the ability to perform activities of daily living and how it reduces health-related quality of life and higher mortality compared to the general population.
 



Weizi Wu, MSN, BSNWeizi Wu, MSN, BSN
Visit: 9/16/2019 - 12/31/2019
University: Xiangya Nursing School, Central South Uiversity
Faculty Mentor: Nancy R. Reynolds, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN, Professor, Associate Dean of Global Affairs

Weizi Wu will work with Dr. Reynolds on carrying out interventions for the HIV high-risk population, especially Dr. Reynolds’ use of low-cost cellphone technology to bring health care services to vulnerable populations.
 



Dijuan Meng, PhDDijuan Meng, PhD
Visit: 10/15/2019 - 10/15/2020
University: Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine
Faculty Mentor: Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, Dean

Dr. Meng will work with Dean Davidson to understand the training of geriatric nursing and strategies to reduce staff shortages in the U.S.; to explore similarities and differences between China and America in elder women's health and their needs, coping skills, etc., and to learn about cancer-related symptom management.