The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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. 

Web-based cognitive behavioral intervention for olderadult with arthritis fatigue; a feasibility and acceptability study

Date Funded: Jun 1, 2021
Funding Organization: Sigma Small Grant

Dr Jeungok Choi, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, and Co-Investigators Dr Joohyun Chung and Dr Raeann LeBlanc, have been awarded a Sigma Small Grant for their project "Web-based cognitive behavioral intervention for olderadult with

Understanding Sleep and Fatigue Characteristics of EOL Caregivers: A Mixed-Method Case Comparison Study

Date Funded: Feb 1, 2021
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The specific aims of Dr Hyeyoung Park's UManage Center Pilot Project are to 1) explore the characteristics of end-of-life (EOL) caregivers' sleep and activity, 2) explore the characteristics of EOL caregivers' fatigue levels, 3) investigate the self-management strategies for slee

The S.A.M.E. S- Substance A- Abuse M- Management and E- Education Project

Date Funded: Sep 30, 2020
Funding Organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Dr Kim Dion, along with co-investigator Dr Donna Zucker, has received a two-year Expansion of Practitioner Education grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to educate and train student nurses to care for persons with Sub

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.

Adherence Connection for Counseling, Education, and Support (ACCESS) - II

Date Funded: Aug 18, 2020
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health/New York University

Dr Allison Vorderstrasse, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing, is the Principal Investigator for a subaward on this four-year NIH R01 grant led by Dr. Ann-Margaret Dunn-Navarra of New York University. Dr.