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Date: Mar 2012

Spit CampDouglas Granger, professor and director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, is taking his now-famous “Spit Camp” to the University of California Irvine, April 2-3....Click here to read more.

Dr. Martin PrinceDr. Martin Prince, renowned professor at King’s College London, will present “Dementia in the Developing World,” March 29 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. ...Click here to read more.

Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience ResearchSpit is central to the conversation for salivary researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, who are discovering new ways to keep people healthy and well. ...Click here to read more.

Linda Burnes BoltonLinda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, a well known nurse educator and researcher, will be the graduation speaker at the 2012 Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) commencement ceremony, May 24, 2012. 

Bolton’s research, teaching, and clinical expertise is in nursing and patient care outcomes, improving the health of childbearing women, improving nursing and organization functions and reliability, functional heal literacy of African Americans and other ethnic and racial communities. Her work also includes being the co-chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Institute of Medicine Launch Unprecedented Initiative on the future of nursing in America.

Bolton’s ongoing research with the IOM-RWJF Future of Nursing works to identify solutions of nursing care that will not only address many of the issues facing the profession but also transform the way Americans receive health care. Bolton received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Organization of Nurse Executives in 2007 and the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Arizona State University in 2008 for her works. She is currently is the vice president and chief nursing officer of the Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute, in Los Angeles, California.

According to JHUSON Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN, “Linda Burnes Bolton is a preeminent nurse in the field of improving the care and lives of all. She is an exceptionally capable, compassionate scholar, teacher, clinician, mentor, and administrator.”

The School of Nursing Diploma and Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in downtown Baltimore for all 2012 graduating students and their guests.

Event details and additional information are available on the School of Nursing website at and the university website at:

Mixed-Method ResearchMixed methods research experts John Creswell, PhD, and Joe Gallo, MD, MPH, give insight into the future of research methodology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing on Monday March 19, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m. 

Researchers, students, and the public are invited to learn more about mixed-methods research, the gold standard of research design that brings together multiple qualitative and quantitative strategies.  A reception follows the lecture.

Creswell, a Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a founding editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research and has authored or co-authored 11 books, many of which focus on research design, qualitative research, and mixed methods research. He was the first author of the recent best practices in mixed methods research paper, Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences, commissioned by the National Institutes of Health.  Co-presenting is Joe Gallo, MD, MPH, Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who conducts a wide range of research with an eye toward integrative interventions.

This presentation is part of the JHUSON Dean’s Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the JHUSON P30 Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Health and the University of Maryland School of Social Work

Mixed Methods Research: State of the Art and Future Directions
by Dr. John Creswell and Dr. Joe Gallo

Monday March 19, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
525 North Wolfe Street, Room 305
Baltimore, MD 21205
Reception to follow