Wednesday March 20th 2019

Foundation names 2015 grant recipients

Through the the generosity of supporters during the past 60 years, the American Nurses Foundation has awarded close to $5 million to more than 1,000 beginning and experienced nurse researchers. This year, the Foundation bestowed more than $249,500 to aid nursing research, which includes a new focus on research at Magnet® and non-Magnet facilities supported by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Foundation applauds the Nursing Research Grants program recipients for 2015. The scholars, their place of study,
research focus and grant funder are listed below.

Maryann Abendroth, PhD, RN
Northern Illinois University
Caregiver Strain Risk as a Predictor of Physical Health among Informal Caregivers of Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
Maura C. Ryan Gerontological Nursing Research Scholarship

Yenupini J. Adams, BSN, RN
Michigan State University
Delays in the Provision and Utilization of Postpartum Care in Rural Central Malawi
American Nurses Foundation

Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania
Predicting Likely Candidates for Successful Magnet Applications Among Hospitals in Europe
Margretta Madden Styles Credentialing Research

Jeanne L. Alhusen, PhD, CRNP
University of Virginia
Tailored Self-Management Intervention Promoting Resilience in Perinatal Depression
Virginia Kelly, CRNA

Jacalyn S. Buck, PhD, RN, NE-BC
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Evaluation of Nursing Activities and the Alignment to Top-of-License Practice
American Nurses Credentialing Center Clinical Research Grant

Linda H. Eaton, PhD, RN, AOCN
University of Utah
Hypnosis for Pain Relief with Cancer Survivors
Western Institute of Nursing and American Nurses Foundation

Christine A. Feeley, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh
Examining Sleep Disruption in Caregivers of Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes
National Association of School Nurses

Louise K. Fleming, PhD(c), RN
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Parental Management of Adrenal Crisis in Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Southern Nursing Research Society

Susanne W. Gibbons, PhD, CRNP
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Family Caregiving Role Adjustment and Dyadic Mutuality
Southern Nursing Research Society

Bonnie M. Jennings, PhD, BSN, MS
Emory University
Serious Communicable Diseases Unit Care Team and the Ebola Virus Disease Challenge
Sayre Memorial Scholar and Stryker Medical Research Award

Patricia A. Kinser, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP
Virginia Commonwealth University
Epigenetic, Social, and Environmental Mechanisms Underlying Postpartum Depression
Anne Zimmerman, RN, FAAN, Virginia S. Cleland Scholar, Sigma Theta Tau International, Hildegard E. Paplau, EdD, RN, FAAN, and American Nurses Foundation

Dan Li, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh
Automated Pressure Ulcer Information Retrieval through Image Processing Technologies
Chow/Togaski/Breitenbach and Virginia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN

Rita McGuire, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Balance Activities and Strengthening to Improve Condition [BASIC]: Training for Elders with Heart Failure
Virginia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, and the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation and Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Margo B. Minissian, PhD(c), MSN, ACNP
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
“Is Spontaneous Preterm Delivery Associated with Clustering of Maternal Cardiovascular Risk Markers and Impaired Vascular Function? The SPACE study”
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and American Nurses Credentialing Center Clinical Research Grant

Jamie S. Myers, PhD, RN, AOCNS
University of Pittsburgh
Genetic and Behavioral Factors Associated with Perceived Cognitive Function for Breast Cancer Survivors
Dorothy A. Corneilus and Jean E. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Britt F. Pados, PhD, RN, NNP-BC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Development and Content Validation of the Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool (Neo-EAT)
Academy of Neonatal Nursing and the Foundation for Neonatal Research and Education

Jana L. Pressler, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructions — First Responding with Crash Carts
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Elizabeth A. Richards, PhD, MSN, RN
Purdue University
Social and Environmental Context Influences on Physical Activity Motivation
Eleanor Lambertson, EdD, RN, FAAN, and American Nurses Foundation

Carol F. Roye, EdD, RN, FAAN
Pace University
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs): A Remedy for Teen Pregnancy that Presents New and Poorly Understood Risks to Reproductive Health
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

Jean M. Russell, BSN, RN, CRNI
Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children
Randomized Controlled Study Testing the Effectiveness of an IV Infiltration Risk Assessment Tool in Preventing Grade 3&4 IV Infiltration
Infusion Nurses Society

Judith A. Schreiber, PhD, RN
University of Louisville
Cognitive Processing, Psychological Distress and Pain: Breast Cancer Survivors
Nurses Charitable Trust of Greater Miami

Annie Thomas, PhD
Loyola University Chicago
Bollywood Dance Intervention to Promote Physical Activity among Asian Indian Adolescents and College Going Females: A Pilot Study
ANA Presidential Scholar

Jennifer Trautmann, PhD, RN, FNP-BC,
Johns Hopkins University
Exploration of Parenting Challenges with Young Children During Military Deployment
Eastern Nursing Research Society

Heather L. Tubbs Cooley, PhD, RN
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Nurse Certification and Infant Outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care
Stryker Medical Research Award and American Nurses Credentialing Center Clinical Research Grant

Sharon J. Tucker, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
WellMe in 3TM Short Burst Activity Scenarios for Patients with Chronic Illness
American Nurses Credentialing Center Clinical Research Grant

Dorothy Vittner, PhD, MSN, RN
University of Connecticut
Bio-behavioral Mechanisms during Skin to Skin Contact with Preterm Infants
Eastern Nursing Research Society

Vicki R. Voskuil, PhD(c), RN, CPNP
Michigan State University
Predicting Physical Activity Among Urban Adolescent Girls: A Test of the Health Promotion Model
Society of Pediatric Nurses

Gee Su Yang, MSN, RN
University of Maryland Baltimore
Genetic Mechanisms of Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia
Midwest Nursing Research Society and American Nurses Foundation

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