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by | Feb. 14, 2017, 1:23 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

Terrah Foster Akard, associate professor of nursing, is halfway into a four-year study to recruit children with advanced or relapsed cancer via Facebook and test a web-based tool that helps children create stories about who they are. The research is in partnership with the Palliative Care Research Cooperative, and is supported by a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.

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