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Nuananong Seal, PhD, RN

Nuananong Seal, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

nseal@uwm.edu
(414) 229-4183
Cunningham Hall 445

Dr. Seal received her Doctoral degree in nursing from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. Her dissertation focused on cardiovascular risk factors in school-age twins. Dr. Seal was one of only 18 award recipients selected from the United States to obtain the training grant in Molecular Genetics in Research, Health, and Society at the NIH campus funded by NIH, NINR Summer Genetics Institute. Dr. Seal was also a recipient of the T32 NIH, NINR Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Behavioral Research in Nursing, Indiana University School of Nursing (Grant #T32NR7066). In this fellowship, Dr. Seal conducted research on genetic and environmental interactions on the development of obesity in American Indian Infants.

Education

Other Behavioral Nursing Research, Indiana University School of Nursing- Funded by NIH, NINR
Other Fellowship in Molecular Genetics in Research, Health and Society, National Institute of Nursing Research, Summer Genetics Institute
Ph D, Case Western Reserve University-Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
MS Master of Science, Mahidol University
BS Bachelor of Science, Mahidol University

Awards & Honors

Graduate School Research Fellow Awards
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2012

Honorary Poster Awards
the 14th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
May 2012

Faculty Research Grant Awards
Sigma Theta Tau Eta Upsilon Research Grant
2009

Faculty Research Grant Awards
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society
2009

Faculty Research Grant Awards
University of North Dakota
2009

Summer Genetics Institute Awards
NIH, NINR
2008

Public Scholar Awards
Center for Community Engagement of North Dakota
2007

Faculty Research Grant Awards
Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Upsilon Chapter
2006

Summer Instructional Development Professorship
University of North Dakota
2006

Who's Who in Health Sciences Academia
AcademicKeys
2006

Outstanding Faculty Awards
Thai Economic Line Newspaper
2001

Dissertation Awards
Sigma Theta Tau International Society
1998

Graduate Scholarship Awards
Thai Government
1996

Contracts & Grants

  1. Salivary and Plasma Leptin and Insulin Concentrations in Newborns
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: UWM College of Nursing Startup funds
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  2. Genetics and Environment Correlate to AI Infants’ Birth Weight and Growth
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: College of Nursing, University of North Dakota
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  3. Genetics and Environment Correlate to AI Infants’ Birth Weight and Growth
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Upsilon Chapter
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  4. Relationships between FTO gene variant, Maternal Prepregnancy BMI, Birth Weight, and Growth in American Indian Infants
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: NIH, T32-NR7066 (Indiana University School of Nursing)
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  5. Relationships between FTO gene variant, Maternal Prepregnancy BMI, Birth Weight, and Growth in American Indian Infants
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Seed Grant
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  6. Atmospheric/Ambient Pollutant Dynamic Pathways into Human Blood and Breast Epithelium Compartments: Oxidative Stress Biomarker Cancer Risk Modeling
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Suborbital Education and Research Center
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  7. Student Mentoring Program: Building Character and Health Protection for Children
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Center for Community Engagement, University of North Dakota
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  8. The Effects of Wellness Camp Adventure on Children’s Health Behaviors, Self Competence, and Wellness
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, University of North Dakota
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  9. Wellness Camp Adventure for Elementary School-Age Children: Summer Program
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Community Foundation
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  10. Wellness Camp Adventure for Elementary School-Age Children: Summer Program
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Dakota Medical Foundation
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  11. Wellness Camp Adventure for Elementary School-Age Children: Summer Program
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: John S and James L Knight Donor-Advised Fund
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  12. Wellness Camp Adventure for Elementary School-Age Children: Summer Program
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Summer Program and Event Council University of North Dakota
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  13. Development of Childhood Obesity Prevention Research
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Eta Upsilon Chapter
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  14. Exploration of Family Eating Patterns of Overweight Preschool Children: A Pilot Study
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: College of Nursing Research Office, University of North Dakota
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  15. Exploration of Family Physical Activity Patterns of Overweight Preschool Children: A Pilot Study
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, University of North Dakota
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  16. A systematic review of knowledge on health behaviors in preventing childhood obesity
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Thai Research Fund Organization
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  17. Effectiveness of the nurse- run asthma self-management program for sick children of the university hospitals in Bangkok
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Mahidol University
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  18. Relationship of dietary intakes and cardiovascular risk factors in school-age children
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  19. Knowledge and attitudes towards HIV/Aids in sixth grade students and their guardians
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Mahidol University
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  20. Patients’ and nurses’ opinions on nursing services provided in Siriraj Hospital
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Mahidol University
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal
  21. Factors influencing stress of University faculty members in Thailand
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Mahidol University
    Investigator: Nuananong Seal

Intellectual Contributions

  1. Nuananong Seal,  D Siddiqui,  J Seal,  K A Bernhard,  S Williams,  (2014) Umbilical cord plasma and salivary insulin and leptin concentrations in AGA neonates: A preliminary report., Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 27(16), 1716-1718
  2. Nuananong Seal,  G. Krakower,  J. Seal,  (2013) Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the risk of metabolic syndrome in their children., The Journal for Nurse Practioners, 9(10), 695-705
  3. Nuananong Seal,  M E Broome,  (2013) Prepregnancy Body Mass Index and feeding practices in relation to infants' growth., The Journal for Nurse Practioners, 9(5), 270-76
  4. Nuananong Seal, (2012) Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults by Carol A. Miller, , (6th Edition),
  5. Judy A Geissler,  Kathryn Vander Woude,  Nuananong Seal,  Utilizing Polk's Theory of Resilience to Improve Quality of Life of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Cancer,
  6. Nuananong Seal,  Bao Xiong,  The Effects of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on the Adipose-Tissue Hormones in Children,
  7. Nuananong Seal, (2011) Association of Variants in FTO Genes in Early-Onset Obese Children at ages 4 to 8., Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
  8. Nuananong Seal,  M. Weaver,  L.G. Best,  (2011) Correlates of the FTO gene variant (rs9939609)and growth of American Indian infants, Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, 15(9), 633-638
  9. Nuananong Seal,  J. Seal,  (2011) Developing healthy childhood behavior: Outcomes of a summer camp experience, International Journal of Nursing Practice, 17(4), 427-434
  10. Nuananong Seal, (2011) Factors to Contibuting to Obesity of AI Children., Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
  11. Nuananong Seal, (2011) Introduction to genetics and childhood obesity: Relevance to nursing practice, Biological Research for Nursing, 13(1), 61-69
  12. Nuananong Seal, (2011) Using evidence to recommend interventions for long-term weight control in overweight children, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(4), 293-302
  13. Nuananong Seal, (2010) Introduction to genetics and childhood obesity: Relevance to nursing practice, Biological Research for Nursing Journal
  14. Nuananong Seal, (2009) Eating patterns of the Rural Families of Overweight Preschool Children: A Pilot Study, Scientific International Journal, Journal of Education and Human Development
  15. Nuananong Seal, (2009) Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults by Carol A. Miller, , (5th),
  16. Nuananong Seal,  E. Yurkovich,  (2009) Physical activity within rural families of overweight preschool children: A pilot, Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 9(1), 56-68
  17. Nuananong Seal, (2006) Preventing tobacco and drug use among Thai high-school students through life-skills training, Nursing and Health Sciences, 8(3), 164-168
  18. Nuananong Seal, (2005) Health risk behaviors among Thai adolescents, Journal of Public Health, 35 30-42
  19. Nuananong Seal, (2004) A systematic review of knowledge on health behaviors in preventing childhood obesity, Thai Journal of Parenteral Nutrition, 15 84-97
  20. Nuananong Seal, (2002) Effectiveness of the nurse- run asthma self-management program for sick children of the university hospitals in Bangkok, Thai Journal of Nursing Research, 3 128-135
  21. Nuananong Seal, (2001) Concept analysis on uncertainty, Thai Journal of Nursing Research, 5 24-30
  22. Nuananong Seal, (2001) Health promoting behaviors in Thai adolescents, Thai Journal of Nursing Research, 3 244-254

Presentations

  1. Obesity Epidemic in American Indian Children
    Event: Research Conference
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
  2. The Effects of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on the Adipose Tissue Hormones in Children
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenters: Nuananong Seal,  B Xiong
    May 15, 2013
  3. Utilizing Polk's Theory of Resilence to Improve Quality of Life of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Cancer.
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenters: Judy Geissler,  Katherine Woude,  Nuananong Seal
    May 15, 2013
  4. Utilizing the Theory of Caring to Improve Quality of Life Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenters: April Yerges,  Nuananong Seal
    May 15, 2013
  5. Transforming Nursing Students' Critical Thinking Skills
    Event: The Value of Inquiry into Student Learning in the 21st Century
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    April 18, 2013
  6. Correlates of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure and Newborns' Body Composition
    Event: MNRS Annual Research Conference
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    March 7, 2013
  7. Nicotine exposure during fetal development and infant outcomes
    Event: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    January 16, 2013
  8. CORRELATES OF THE SALIVARY AND BLOOD LEPTIN AND INSULIN CONCENTRATIONS IN NEWBORNS
    Event: CON Convocation and Career Fair 2012
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    November 6, 2012
  9. Lower Rate of Breastfeeding and the Epidemic of Obesity in Hmong-American Children
    Event: CON Convocation and Career Fair 2012
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    November 6, 2012
  10. Correlates of the Salivary and Blood Leptin and Insulin
    Event: Building Bridges to Research Based Nursing Practice
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    May 2012
  11. Lower Rate of Breastfeeding and the Epidemic of Obesity in Hmong-American Children
    Event: UWM's Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
    Presenters: Nuananong Seal,  Blessing Lee
    April 20, 2012
  12. Maternal Pre-pregnancy BMI, Feeding Practices, and Growth of American Indian Infants
    Event: Symposium, Investigating Relationships between “Ethnicity” and “Health”
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    April 13, 2012
  13. Eating Patterns of Overweight Preschool Children
    Event: CON Student Convocation and Career Fair
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    November 8, 2011
  14. Factors Contributing to Obesity Development in American Indian Infants
    Event: CON Student Convocation and Career Fair
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    November 8, 2011
  15. Improving Children’s Health Through Wellness Camp Adventure Experience: A Translational Research
    Event: CON Student Convocation and Career Fair
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    November 8, 2011
  16. Overweight Preschool Children and their Physical Activity Pattern
    Event: CON Student Convocation and Career Fair
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    November 8, 2011
  17. Correlates of Genetics and Postnatal environment during infancy period on infant growth outcomes, and metabolic biomarkers: A Feasibility Study
    Event: Investiagtor Initiated Research
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    October 11, 2011
  18. Recruiting and Retaining AI Families to Genetic Testing for Obesity
    Event:
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    February 2011
  19. Correlates of the FTO Variant and Growth of American Indian Infants
    Event:
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    January 2011
  20. Recruiting AI Families to Genetic Testing for Obesity
    Event: State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    September 2010
  21. Obesity Epidemic in American Indian Children
    Event: Florida International School of Nursing
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    July 2010
  22. Obesity Epidemic in American Indian Children: Roles of Genetic and Environmental Factors
    Event: Research Brown Bag
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    May 2010
  23. Promoting Self-Care Skills through Motivational Interviewing in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
    Event: Frank Low Research Day
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    April 2010
  24. Factors Contributing to Obesity Development of AI Children
    Event: The 34th Annual Research Conference
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    April 2010
  25. Factors Contributing to Obesity Development of AI Children
    Event: The 34th Annual Research Conference
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    April 8, 2010
  26. Using Evidence to Recommend Interventions for Long-Term Weight Control in Overweight Children
    Event: Research Meeting
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    January 2010
  27. Interventions for Obesity in Childhood (symposium).
    Event: State of the Science in Pediatric Nursing
    Presenters: Nuananong Seal,  M Broome,  S Crowder,  M Fisher
    March 27, 2009
  28. Association of Variants in FTO Genes in Early-Onset Obese Children at Ages 4 to 8.
    Event: The 33rd Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society
    Presenter: Nuananong Seal
    March 27, 2009

Contact

nseal@uwm.edu
(414) 229-4183
Cunningham Hall 445

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