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Director and PI: Sunghee H Tak, PhD, MPH, RN
Center for Technologies and Research in Alzheimer’s Care
Fedex Institute of Technology Innovation Grant

Dr. Tak received funding from Fedex Institute of Technology to establish Center for Technologies and Research in Alzheimer’s Care (CTRAC), a multidisciplinary research center committed to research and development for innovative technologies to improve the health and quality of life of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive impairment. The center collaborates with researchers from other departments including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Public Health, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Psychology. CTRAC also partners with community organizations and industries for demonstration of feasibility of technology applications in real-life settings. The research activities of CTRAC include: (a) development of the prototype of an automated and adaptive software system that assists persons with AD in performing computer activities and games, (b) demonstration of  the feasibility of integrating an innovative new flexible neuro-sensing micro device for continuous tracking of cognitive neurological changes, and (c) examining effects of a therapeutic computer-assisted stimulating activity program on neurocognitive improvement in persons with AD.



Dr. Lin Zhan delivered keynote speech “Aging and Quality of Life” at the World 10th Congress Conference on Long Term Care in Chinese Communities in Macau, China, October 24, 2013.


Dr. Strong was awarded a grant by the International Lactation Consultant Association. This funded research enables Dr. Strong to determine essential content elements, identify effective teaching strategies, develop a model curriculum, and make recommendations for outcomes and indicators for pre-licensure breastfeeding education.


Faculty at the LSON are committed to generating and advancing nursing knowledge through discovery, application, and integration. Faculty have a diverse background in research and scholarly work, as shown in ongoing publications, presentations, funded research, and/or building programs of research.

Examples of faculty research interests and expertise include:

  • Multiculturalism
  • Health Promotion for ethnic minorities
  • Policy and trends in higher education
  • Gerontological research
  • Diversity in higher education
  • Health Literacy
  • Reducing infant morbidity
  • Diversifying nursing workforce
  • Disaster response
  • Medication practices
  • Quality of life of older adults
  • PTSD in veterans
  • Enhancing success strategies of black students in the nursing programs
  • Using technology in nursing education
  • Continue quality improvement in nursing education
  •  Accelerated nursing education: strategies, challenges and future directions.
  • Development of nurse caring theory
  • Nurse commitment
  • Marketing nursing
  • Communication between patients and nurses
  • Contemporary roles of nurses
  • Breast cancer prevention for women with disabilities
  • Pain management
  • Instrument development
  • Women’s Health and Provider Influence on Infant
  • Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Youth
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Mental Health Policy 

Loewenberg School of Nursing
University of Memphis
100 Billy Mac Jones Bldg
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2003
Fax: 901-678-4906
E-mail: nursing@memphis.edu
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             Faculty Accomplishments

Civilian Aeromedical Evacuation Sustainment Training (CAEST) A Survey of Professionals Regarding Curriculum Content, Format, and Implementation

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