The Center for Health Evaluation and Lifestyle Promotion, referred to as the HELP Center, is a multidisciplinary, self-supporting research center and practice site for the College of Nursing. The HELP Center was created to discover ways to improve the health and quality of life of persons with chronic conditions, and to help their families. Researchers within the HELP Center are evaluating treatment options for individuals with diabetes, both Type 1 and 2; obesity; kidney, pancreas, and liver transplant recipients; patients with renal failure; and patients with hormonal imbalance.
Over the last year, the HELP Center's focus has expanded to include clinical practice with the goal of improved outcomes in care through practice and research. The health promotion and clinical practice program will evaluate and treat individuals with various disease entities and health problems. Areas of proposed practice include: a) women's health, b) smoking cessation, c) weight management, and d) psychological evaluation, treatment, and counseling. Referrals are made to medicine or other specialty clinics as deemed appropriate. The clinical and research based practice is associated with multidisciplinary teams that include nurses, dentists, dieticians, physicians, pharmacists, clerical, research investigators and administrative staff.
Diane Todd Pace, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
For general information about all College of Nursing Practice Programs, please contact:
Dept. of Faculty Practice
910 Madison Ave Ste. 922
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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