The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Elaine Marieb College of Nursing Funded Projects

Faculty at the Elaine Marieb 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) 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.

Association between illness presentation and self-efficacy among older End of Life Caregivers with multiple chronic illnesses

Date Funded: Aug 1, 2020
Funding Organization: Sigma Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter

Dr Hyeyoung Park along with co-investigator Dr Joohyun Chung have received funds from the Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter of the Sigma International Honor Society of Nursing to assist with a study looking into the self-management of multiple chronic conditions among o

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.