Research

College of Nursing Funded Projects

Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing specialize in a wide range of research topics and are proud to be conducting industry-advancing research. Much of that research is made possible through grants from government agencies, cooperations, and non-profit organizations. Learn more about some of those research projects below. 

Maternal Perceptions of Opiate Addiction and Child Development Services from Pregnancy through the First Year Postpartum

Date Funded: Apr 12, 2017
Funding Organization: Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst and the Healthy Development Initiative at UMass Springfield

Dr. Mary Paterno of the College of Nursing, and her co-PI, Dr. Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers, have been awarded a Community Partnership Grant by the Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst and the Healthy Development Initiative at UMass Springfield.

Innovations in Research and Practice Grant

Date Funded: Feb 15, 2017
Funding Organization: National Collegiate Athletics Association

A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received one of five awards from the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program.

Technology for Breast Cancer Survivors' Health Developed with Komen Grant

Date Funded: Jan 13, 2017
Funding Organization: Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

Rachel Walker, assistant professor and nurse scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing, has received a Career Catalyst Research Award totaling $450,000 from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, the world’s largest non-governmental breast cancer research organization.

Substance Abuse Intervention for Pregnant Rural Women through Digital Storytelling

Date Funded: Dec 7, 2016
Funding Organization: Office of Research Development, UMass Amherst

The Office of Research Development has awarded Dr. Mary Paterno of the College of Nursing a Faculty Research Grant to fund a study looking at the feasibility of a nurse-led digital storytelling workshop intervention for rural pregnant women with substance use disorder.

 

Pilot Project to Examine Self-Monitoring of Sleep in Older Adults with Chronic Pain

Date Funded: Dec 1, 2016
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research

This pilot project focuses on evaluating the efficacy of using a wrist-worn personal health-monitoring device to help older individuals with chronic pain improve their sleep patterns.

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