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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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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.