URI College of Nursing’s Spring Distinguished Lecture to be Delivered by Professor and Prison Health Expert – Rhody Today

The University of Rhode Island College of Nursing is excited to welcome attendees to its Spring Distinguished Lecture series featuring Dr. Susan Loeb from Pennsylvania State University’s Ross & Carol Nese College of Nursing. Dr. Loeb will be delivering a lecture titled “Enhancing Care of Older Adults in Prison: Research and Development of Just Care.”

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 at 5 p.m. and will take place in-person at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. Prior to the lecture at 4 p.m., there will be a reception in the third-floor River Lounge where attendees can meet with Dr. Loeb.

Dr. Loeb is an expert in end-of-life care and the health of prison inmates, with extensive experience teaching nursing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at various institutions. Since 2004, she has been a tenured professor at Pennsylvania State University, where she also serves as the director of the college’s Ph.D. program.

Her research focuses on the unique challenges that older prison inmates face in correctional facilities, particularly as they approach the end of their lives, such as dormitory living arrangements and restrictive environment, which makes it difficult for them to receive proper geriatric care. She has received funding from multiple sources including National Institutes of Health for multiple studies aimed at improving geriatric care in prisons.

The URI College of Nursing regularly hosts its Distinguished Lecture Series each semester, featuring prominent figures in the field of nursing who share their insights and expertise with students and faculty members.

Previous speakers have included Dr. Paul Farmer, Ernest Grant, Shannon Zenk, Nancy Redeker, among others who have contributed valuable knowledge to students and faculty members.

By Riley Johnson

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