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. 

Social Network Analysis of Puberty, Activity Behaviors, and Health Disparities

Date Funded: May 14, 2018
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Dr. Genevieve Chandler, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, will serve as Co-Investigator on this R21 grant, alongside Principal Investigators Dr. Mark Pachucki, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UMass Amherst, and Dr.

Pilot Project to examine self-monitoring of fluid status to improve sleep and reduce fatigue in patients with lung congestion

Date Funded: May 1, 2018
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The long-term goal of Dr. Beth Henneman's study is to develop a home-monitoring system for patients at risk of developing fluid overload and lung congestion.

Pilot Project to investigate a tablet-based walking intervention for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue

Date Funded: May 1, 2018
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr. Jeungok Choi's study is to develop a tablet-based cognitive behavioral intervention application that improves self-management of fatigue among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

A Novel Approach for Managing Unpreventable Interruptions During the Medication Administration Process

Date Funded: Sep 4, 2017
Funding Organization: Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), UMass Amherst

Dr. Beth Henneman, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, has been selected as a 2017-18 ISSR Fellow. Her research will focus on interruptions in the healthcare workplace.

Pilot Project to Explore Sleep Management in Pregnancy

Date Funded: May 1, 2017
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

Dr. Mary Paterno's pilot project will establish the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a 12-week intervention for sleep self-management with pregnant women using a personalized health-monitoring device, in order to refine the intervention for a larger, randomized trial.

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