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. 

Monitoring and self-management of sleep fatigue and dyspnea to improve heart failure outcomes in African Americans

Date Funded: Jun 28, 2019
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr Heather Hamilton's project is to test whether daily monitoring of fatigue and sleep using a wrist-worn device can improve self-management and aid in the early detection of the signs and symptoms of circulatory fluid overload in individuals with heart failure.

The impact of sleep deprivation on human milk composition

Date Funded: May 1, 2019
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr Carrie-Ellen Briere's project is to explore the relationship between mothers’ sleep loss and human milk composition. If a relationship exists, interventions to improve the self-management of sleep loss and sleep deprivation in new mothers will be tested.

Enabling Battery-less Wearable Sensors via Intra-Body Power Transfer

Date Funded: Apr 25, 2019
Funding Organization: Armstrong Fund for Science

Dr. Yeonsik Noh, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing/ Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (as co-PI) and Dr. Sunghoon Ivan Lee, Assistant Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, are the winners of the Armstrong Fund for Science 2019 competition for their proposal, "Enabling Battery-less Wearable Sensors via Intra-Body Power Transfer.”

At Home Detection of Antineoplastic Drugs and Hazardous Metabolites in Body Fluids

Date Funded: Jan 15, 2019
Funding Organization: Oncology Nursing Foundation

Dr Rachel Walker and Co-PI Dr Sarah Perry of the department of Chemical Engineering have received a two-year Oncology Nursing Research Grant through an unrestricted grant from the Oncology Nursing Society/Sigma Foundation and Oncology Nursing Foundation Endowment to investigate at home detection of antineoplastic drugs and hazardous metabolites in body fluids.

The use of digital recovery narratives in increasing hope and supporting sustained recovery for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder

Date Funded: Jan 11, 2019
Funding Organization: Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal Child Health Bureau

A team led by Mary Paterno, PhD, CNM is one of ten team winners of Phase 1 of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) “Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms

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