Date: October 6, 2006
Department: College Of Nursing
Dr. Fain received his PhD in educational Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1985 and his Masters of Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1979. He is currently Dean and professor of the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Diabetes Educator, and has won numerous honors for his work and research in diabetes management. His research has received funding from the National Institute of Health and the Diabetes Research and Education Foundation.
According to DAI statistics Bristol County, Massachusetts has the highest prevalence of diabetes of any county in the state, at a prevalence rate of 42.26 per 1000 population. When comparing the prevalence rate of Bristol County at 42.26 to that of all of Massachusetts at 32.29, Bristol County is 31%higher than the state average. When comparing Bristol County to the national rate at 34.1, Bristol County is 24% higher. While diabetes is present in 3.4% of the general population, diabetics consume almost 16% of all inpatient acute care days in the United States.
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