Tamara Bernard - Student Spotlight

Tamara Bernard is a [BSN to PhD] student in UNMC’s College of Nursing.

Research/professional interests: My primary research goals as a PhD student is educating caregivers of heart failure patients to decrease caregiver burden and increase patient quality of life and self-management.

Why I chose a PhD in nursing: The program offered an opportunity to advance my career through my passion of research and education.

What I like about UNMC: I am extremely passionate about research in general and currently work for the Heart & Vascular team at UNMC as the Lead Research Coordinator. The team encompasses Cardiology (electrophysiology, interventional, LVAD, heart transplant, heart failure), Vascular and CT surgery. I currently oversee over 40 clinical trials in all levels of research from registries, Phase II - investigational drug studies to Phase IV trials. We are fortunate to be included in many innovative therapies and device trials at UNMC.

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