Dr. Waltman will examine controversies surrounding diet, calcium and vitamin D, exercises and medications related to bone health. She has a master's degree in nursing, a doctoral degree in educational administration and instruction, and is a certified adult nurse practitioner. She has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Currently, she is teaching courses for advanced practice nurses in health assessment, clinical medicine, and oncology.
Dr Waltman's research has focused on cancer nursing and osteoporosis. Her current research is on prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in breast cancer survivors. Funding sources have included the Oncology Nursing Society and the National Institutes of Health.
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