The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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. 

Supporting Early Mobility in Acute/Critical Care Using Real-Time Feedback

Date Funded: Sep 8, 2020
Funding Organization: Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), UMass Amherst

Dr Karen Giuliano has been selected as a 2020-2021 ISSR Scholar. Her research project will look at the mobilization of patients during acute care hospitalization.

Cellular Components of Human Milk: An Examination of their Role in Infant Health and Development

Date Funded: Jul 1, 2020
Funding Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr Carrie-Ellen Briere, with co-investigators Dr Joseph Jerry and Dr Kathleen Arcaro from the Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences and Dr David Sela from the Department of Food Science, has received a University of Massachusetts Amherst Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award to fund a study designed to address a critical health need for preterm infants.

Evaluation of family and community social network characteristics among high-risk family members to improve cancer-related health behaviors

Date Funded: Jul 1, 2020
Funding Organization: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr Memnun Seven, with co-Principal Investigator Dr Mark Pachucki from the Department of Sociology, has received a University of Massachusetts Amherst Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Award to fund a study designed to understand protective and risk factors affecting high-risk individuals' cancer-related health behaviors at the individual, familial, and community level and to use these protective factors to improve early detection and prevention of cancer, particularly in this high-risk population.

Reducing Stress, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms via a Family-Centered Preventative Intervention for Immigrants

Date Funded: Jun 1, 2020
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Dr Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar's three-year National Institutes of Health R34 grant, funded through the National Institute of Mental Health, will test the effectiveness of a preventative behavioral intervention within a Bhutanese community in Western Massachusetts with the aim of scaling this up for use within other immigrant populations to reduce stress and mental health disorders.

Delivery Mode Preferences and Trial of Labor after a First Cesarean Delivery

Date Funded: May 1, 2020
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Dr Mary Paterno will serve as a co-investigator under Principal Investigator Dr Laura Attanasio from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences on this two-year R03 grant awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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