Brief: Nursing professor participates in cancer study

Maroon Staff

Nursing Professor Laurie Anne Ferguson is participating in a five-year cancer study funded by a $1.3 million grant from the American Cancer Society. Ferguson, a teacher in the Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Loyola, is part of a team that surveys how people understand health services and relates that information to patients getting screened for colorectal cancer. The project will take place at Varnado Family Practice in Greensburg, La., as well as other rural clinics in the region.