Diana Wilkie

    Email Address: diwilkie@uic.edu
    College: Nursing Department: Biobehavioral Health Science
    Title: Porfessor
    Office: 660 NURS M/C 802 Phone: 3124135469
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/nursing/facultypages/Diana_Wilkie.shtml; http://www.tneel.uic.edu/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Dr. Wilkie is an internationally known pain specialist with a special emphasis on palliative and end-of-life care Her research program on pain and use of computer/informatics technologies to facilitate patient-centered health care has been continuously funded since 1986. Currently, she has just completed a randomized clinical trials testing the effects of massage in hospice patients with cancer and has two other informatics-related studies in progress. She has extensive datasets (video, audio, patient data) available for secondary analysis. The long-term goal of her research is to help clinicians effectively combine pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies for management of acute, chronic, and cancer pain. More information about her studies is available at http://www.tneel.uic.edu.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    High level of curiosity and good computer skills.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Assist with data extraction, analysis, literature review, manuscript preparation. Weekend data collection in the hospital may be available.

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