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. 

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) o educate and train student nurses to care for persons with Subs

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.

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