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Doctoral/Master Students: Those interested in pursuing PhD/Masters studies should forward their CV and areas of interest to Dr. O’Keefe-McCarthy in advance of the application deadline to determine if students are being accepted for the following year and whether there is a good fit between the research interests of the applicant and Dr. O’Keefe-McCarthy program of research.

Opportunities: there will always be opportunities for students to volunteer within the HIRP.  The expectation is a high level of engagement with exposure to both quantitative and qualitative, arts-based methodologies.

Artist #3

“Lucky” is the title of a poem created from research conducted with women and men examining the early prodromal warning symptoms of heart disease. They felt lucky to be alive.

“Yes, the chest pain came with activity…. It almost felt like indigestion.”

Woman, age 74