Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF is an Assistant Professor of Nursing here at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). As a nurse scientist, she educates and mentors individuals who seek careers in Nursing Science. Dr. Adegbola was one of the first Nursing PhD graduates at UTA in fall 2007. Dr. Maxine Adegbola is also a 2008-2009 National Institute of Health (NIH)/ National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) fellow in the Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity (SIPID) in Health-Related Research pertaining to Functional Genomics of Blood Disorders. Prior to joining UTA in fall 2008, Dr Adegbola taught in the Nursing program at El Centro College in Dallas and was level coordinator. She has also held positions as Divisional and Assistant Director of Nursing at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. In July 2006, she was awarded the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) Fellowship which provided a foundation in molecular genetics for clinical practice and the research laboratory. Her other awards include the University Scholar for Academic Excellence at UTA, a mentee award from the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA), a. Minority Recruitment and Retention Opportunity for Research (MIRROR) fellowship at UT Dallas Sickle Cell Disease Research Center. She has done numerous publications and has presented to healthcare professional groups nationally and internationally. Her research interests include genomics, health disparities, chronic pain and care of individuals with chronic illnesses, with emphasis on those with sickle cell disease. She is actively involved in the Dallas Metroplex Black Nurses Association and volunteers with the Sickle Cell Disease Association.

Dr. Adegbola’s contact information is: Maxine Adegbola, RN, PhD Assistant Professor University of Texas at Arlington Box 19407 411 S. Nedderman Drive Arlington, Texas 76019-0407 Office: Pickard Hall # 553 T 817 272 2776 F 817 272 5006 E-mail

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