Dr. Barbara Given, PhD, RN, FAAN was appointed by Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, President of Michigan State University, to be the first Interim Director for the Sparrow-MSU Center for Research and Innovation. Dr. Given is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University’s College of Nursing and serves on the Board of Directors at Sparrow Hospital. She is currently the Interim Associate Dean for Research at MSU. As a pioneer in oncology and chronic disease research Dr. Given has successfully obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health for more than 33 years. Throughout her nursing research career she has focused on long-term cancer care aging research, chronic illness, symptom management, family home care, adherence in chronic disease, and cancer care/intervention research using technology.
Please visit the College of Nursing website for more information about Dr. Given.