Two UT Arlington College of Nursing professors will
receive the Association of Black Nursing Faculty
Lifetime Achievement in Education and Research Award at the organization’s 26th
Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference in June.
Maxine Adegbola has been an
assistant professor at UT Arlington since 2008. Her research areas include
sickle cell disease, chronic pain, genomics and health disparities. Phyllis
Adams is a clinical associate professor. She came to UT Arlington in 1995 and
is currently director of the UT Arlington Family Nurse Practitioner program.
Her research interests include sickle cell, HIV and stress management.
“This award honors these professors' body of work and affirms the
important role of research in a nurse scholars’ service to the community,” said
College of Nursing Dean Elizabeth Poster. “They are role models for students
Adams said her interest in
sickle cell anemia stems from concern for the patients who suffer from the
disease and require an advocate for their special needs.
“This award means so very much
to me,” Adams said, adding that it will be an inspiration for her to continue
work in the healthcare community through clinical activities, as well as
education and research.
Adegbola said patients with
chronic pain often don’t receive the same level of care as those in an acute
situation. She’d like to find ways to relieve those disparities. Adegbola was
among the National League for Nursing’s 2012 class of Academy of Nursing
“It is a distinct pleasure to be recognized and I will continue to
champion the need to offer healthcare that is tailored for individuals with
specific needs and within their social contexts,” Adegbola said.
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing is one of the
largest and most successful in the country, with a 94 percent graduation rate
and a 90 percent licensure testing pass rate for graduates entering the field. For
more about the UT Arlington College of Nursing, visit http://www.uta.edu/nursing/.
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of
more than 33,200 students and more than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of
North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to