Kathleen Dwyer, PhD, RN was recently named one of the 2018 Angel Award recipients.

Kathleen Dwyer, PhD, RN, was one of the 2018 Angel Award recipients at the annual Dr. Ruth Joyce Colbert Barnes Foundation, Inc. and the Oklahoma Sovereign Arts Foundation reception on November 3, 2018. The Angel Award acknowledges individuals who are unsung heroes and have given of themselves to affect positive changes in the lives of others. Dwyer was nominated and honored for her work to improve health outcomes in communities facing disparities.
“I’m pleased that Dr. Dwyer has received this well-deserved recognition. She’s widely recognized as an expert in community-based participatory research designed to improve the health of communities,” said Gary L. Loving, interim dean for the OU College of Nursing. Dr. Dwyer’s recent research work included an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funded study to improve health and eliminate urban health disparities in the state. The project partnered with multiple churches and a small urban school district to implement an individualized telephone-based health coaching program. Additionally, Dr. Dwyer has received a research grant as a part of the 2018 Stephenson Cancer Center pilot grants program for Care Coordination for Cherokee Nation Cancer Patients.

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