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. 

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.

Secondary Medication Flow Rate Accuracy: A Comparison of Varied Head-Height Differentials Among Three IV Smart Infusion Pump Types

Date Funded: May 15, 2020
Funding Organization: Sigma Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter

Dr Karen Giuliano has received funds from the Beta Zeta-at-Large Chapter of the Sigma International Honor Society of Nursing for equipment needed to conduct an exploratory study with the goal of discovering the impact of secondary medication infusion head-height differential on i

Delivery Mode Preferences and Trial of Labor after a First Cesarean Delivery

Date Funded: May 1, 2020
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health

Dr Mary Paterno will serve as a co-investigator under Principal Investigator Dr Laura Attanasio from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences on this two-year R03 grant awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Venous Thrombosis Prevention and Sleep Quality: A Comparison of the Kendall® and the Recovery Health MAC™ Systems

Date Funded: May 1, 2020
Funding Organization: UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management, through the National Institute of Nursing Research

The purpose of Dr Karen Giuliano's UManage Center Pilot Project is to measure and compare the impact of two mechanical compression devices, the Kendall® and RF Health MAC System™, on comfort, noise, usability, mobility and sleep quality.