CNS Events

Current Presentations

Simulcast in real time. Attend in person or view from desktop.

Past Presentations

Many of the past research lectures and presentations are available for playback and viewing and can be accessed from the table below by clicking on the highlighted/underlined topic.

For information on shared presentations with Duke University’s ADAPT Center click here.

CNS Distinguished Scholar Lectures

CNS Plain Talk about Cognitive Symptoms Seminar Series

P30, Research Roundtable & T32 Blue Bag & Ethics Seminars


Topic & Link to Presentation



Spring 2015


Why are People so Excited about Health Literacy?

Raymond L. Ownby, MD, PhD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Nova Southeastern University

CNS Distinguished Scholar Lecture


PTSD and Childbearing: A High-Impact Arena for Nursing and Midwifery

Julia Seng, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Systems Leadership and Effectiveness Science, University of Michigan School  of Nursing

Research Roundtable


An Overview of NeuroAIDS and Aging: Implications for Research

David Vance, PhD, MGS, Associate Professor, Associate Director, Center for Nursing Research & PhD Coordinator

Research Roundtable


Talk With Me Baby: Georgia's Language Nutrition Strategy  

Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Emory NHWSN

Research Roundtable

Fall 2014


Family Caregiver Interventions: Findings from the P01

Sandra Dunbar, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, FPCNA, Professor, Emory SON and Kenneth Hepburn, PhD, Professor, Emory SON

Research Roundtable


Mind over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorder  

Karen S. Rommelfanger, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroethics Program Director, Emory SOM

T32 Blue Bag/Ethics Seminar


Ethical Issues in Mentoring

Deborah W. Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert W. Woodruff Chair in Nursing, Professor, Director of Faculty mentoring, NHWSN

T32 Blue

Bag/Ethics Seminar


Treatment Adherence in HIV/AIDS
(Simulcast with Duke’s P30 ADAPT Center)

Drenna Waldrop‐Valverde, PhD,

Associate Professor, SON

Research Roundtable

10/15/2014 (10‐ 11 am)

Variations in Nursing Practice in Acute Coronary Syndromes: International Perspectives

Christi Deaton, RN, PhD, FAHA, FESC, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research,  Cambridge University, UK

Research Roundtable


Clinical Data Warehouse: Clinical research opportunities and access

Marc Overcash, Assistant Dean, IT Emory SOM, and Jeff Weaver, Director, IT Data Solutions, Emory Library and IT Services

Research Roundtable


Public Access Policy; and NIH Biosketch Update

Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Emory SON

Office of Nursing Research


Effect of osteoporosis and fall prevention program on BMD, balance, and preventive behaviors in Postmenopausal women  

Sukhee Ahn, PhD, RN, WHNP

Visiting Scholar & Professor, College of Nursing Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea

Research Roundtable


The Economic Costs of Adaptation: Sex Differences in the Effects of Chronic Adolescent Stress

Gretchen Neigh, PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Physiology, Emory SOM

Research Roundtable


The Exposome: A New Way of Looking at the Environment and Health

Gary Miller, PhD, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Environmental Health and Associate Dean for Research, Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Research Roundtable

Spring 2014


Mission Critical: Diabetes Prevention in Young Adults

Eun Seok Cha, PhD, MPH, MSN, Assistant Professor, NHWSN

Research Roundtable


The Mind of a Failing Heart: Structural and Functional Brain Changes in Heart Failure  

Mary Woo, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAHA, Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, School of Nursing

CNS Distinguished Scholar Lecture


OCR Requirements for Clinical Trials

Bridget Strong, MBA, CCRP, Director, Clinical Research Education and Outreach, Emory

Research Roundtable


Psychoneuroimmune (PNI) Dysregulation and the Risk of Postpartum Depression  

Elizabeth J. Corwin, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

CNS Plain Talk Seminar Series


Psychosocial Influences on Health:  Lessons from Nonhuman Primate Models

Mark Wilson, PhD, Research Professor, Development & Cognitive Neuroscience, Yerkes Primate Center, Emory

Research Roundtable


Ethical Considerations of Research on End of Life Care  

George Grant, PhD, Executive Director, Emory Center for Pastoral Services

CNS Plain Talk Seminar Series


Emerging Science – All T32 pre-and post-doctoral trainees present their research ideas and work-to-date.

T32 pre- and post-doctoral trainees

T32 Blue Bag Seminar


Biobehavioral Research in Pediatric Diabetes

Melissa Faulkner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, NHWSN

Research Roundtable


Heart disease in women: role of emotional stress

Viola Vaccarino, MD/PhD, Professor and Chair Epidemiology, Emory School of Public Health

T32 Blue Bag Seminar / P01 Journal Club


Making a Difference in Cardiovascular Care

Drs. Rebecca Gary, Faye Routledge, and Carolyn Reilly

Research Roundtable


Molecules to Mankind: Translating RAGE signaling to human disease

Charles Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, NHWSN

T32 Blue Bag Seminar


Ideas in Motion: a Snapshot of 2nd Year Postdoc Research

Drs. Christine Feeley, Jessica Holmes, Jennifer Runkle and Canhua Xiao

Research Roundtable

Fall 2013


Methods & Statistics Presentation: Innovative Data Collection Methods

Ann Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Juandalyn Burke, MS, Christine Feely, PhD, Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, NHWSN

Research Roundtable


Neuropsychological Assessment: The Long and the Short of It    

Felicia Goldstein, PhD, ABPP-CN, Professor of Neurology, Neuropsychology Program, Emory University School of Medicine

CNS Plain Talk Seminar Series


The Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Center: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Alan Levey, MD, PhD, Emory Dept. of Neurology

Research Roundtable


Responsible Data Management

Melinda Higgins, PhD, Bryan Williams, PhD, & Juandalyn Burke, MS, NHWSN

T32 Blue Bag Seminar


Health Literacy Measurement

Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD, NHWSN

T32 Blue Bag Seminar


Ethical concerns around peer collaboration in research


T32 Blue Bag Seminar


Health Literacy in Chronic Illness

Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD, NHWSN

Research Roundtable


Neuropsychology for Nurses and Health Professionals  

M. Meredith Gillis, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology, Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

CNS Plain Talk Seminar Series


The Role of the Immune System in Depression and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients

Andrew Miller, MD, Psychiatry

T32 Blue Bag Seminar & P01 Journal Club

(Links to all recorded Past Presentations can be found at the Center for Neurocognitive Studies Echo Center.

Duke University ADAPT Center Shared Webinars

Emory School of Nursing’s Center for Neurocognitive Studies (CNS) and Duke University School of Nursing’s Adaptive Leadership for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science (ADAPT) Center have a collaborative working arrangement between their two NINR P30 Centers of Excellence. As part of this collaboration they participate in two-way simulcasts of many of the presentations offered through their respective Centers and Research offices.

Access to Duke’s ADAPT Center & Office of Research Affairs shared Seminars and Journal Club presentations from Fall 2013 forward can be found on their website at:

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) P30 Centers of Excellence

For links to all Currently Funded P30 Grants and information about NINR Centers, please visit the Core Centers/Centers of Excellence (P30)