Three of APSU’s School of Nursing professors traveled to South Africa over the summer to speak to the 27th Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress about their research.

Two professors, Patty Orr and Shondell Hickson, presented research about lowering sugar levels and obesity rates in diabetes patients. Their research was funded by the Clarksville Montgomery County Health Foundation and focused on a population of underserved patients.

Professor of nursing Amy Hamlin also went to the research congress. She presented her own research study on nursing educator retention and was named a finalist for the congress’s Excellence in Education Research Award.

The congress is the largest nursing research event in the world with over 800 researchers from over 30 countries, according to an APSU press release.