Fritz Receives Two Grants to Study Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors

Heather Fritz, a fourth-year Occupational Science PhD candidate, has received two grants to help fund the study “Integrating Diabetes Self-Management into Daily Life: Exploring Process, Habit, and Occupation.” Fritz’s research focuses on how low income women integrate diabetes self management behaviors into daily life.

Fritz Receives Two Grants to Study Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors click to enlarge Heather Fritz

In August, Fritz was awarded a $1,465 Student Research Grant in Occupational Science by the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA. The award will be officially presented during the 11th Annual SSO:USA Research Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 4-6.  In September, Fritz’s TraCS $2K grant application was chosen for funding.

Fritz is an occupational therapist who received her BS in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MS in Occupational Therapy from Winston Salem State University. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Fritz practiced as an occupational therapist at UNC Healthcare working with physically and neurologically impaired adults. A National Institute of Nursing Research Predoctoral Fellow, Fritz’s research interests include occupational science theory, the use of occupation in preventing and managing chronic illness, vulnerable populations, and health behavior theory.

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