Over 500 registered nurse visits yearly.
Over 370 case management sessions yearly.
More than 540 referrals for critical needs, legal counsel, and childcare yearly.
More than 180 tutoring hours conducted yearly.
Please welcome Dr. Patricia Lawrence, the new director of Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG). Dr. Lawrence also holds an appointment as a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing (SON). Patricia received her Ph.D. from the SON and has extensive experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in pediatric cardiology and primary care. She has published numerous journal articles and has made presentations at many professional meetings. In 2020, Patricia received the Doctoral Nursing Student Research Award from the SON, and in 2015 the March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” in the advanced practice category for the state of Georgia.
In September 2022, Dr. Lawrence assumed the director role from Dr. Susan Kelley, the founder of PHG and director for 27 years. Dr. Kelley retired in December 2022 but continues to serve on PHG’s Community Advisory Board. PHG is a research and community service program sponsored by the SON.
Learn more about Dr. Lawrence by viewing her faculty profile.