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Research

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. 

Tablet-based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention: Comparison of Group vs. Individual CBT Education

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 Jeungok Choi's UManage Center Pilot Project is to examine the long-term effect of a tablet-based intervention that encourages simple walking activity using cognitive behavioral group therapy.

Postpartum Sleep Loss: Investigating the Associations between Sleep, Health, and Human Milk Composition

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 Carrie-Ellen Briere's UManage Center Pilot Project is to evaluate changes in human milk composition and their association with objective postpartum sleep patterns and self-reported sleep loss, fatigue, and anxiety.

Sleep Self-Management for Individuals with MCI or Early Alzheimer's Disease and Their Primary Caregiver

Date Funded: Sep 1, 2019
Funding Organization: National Institute on Aging

In September 2019, the National Institute on Aging awarded the UManage Center for Building the Science of Symptom Self-Management an Administrative Supplement to extend the aims of the center to a new population.

Enhancing Health Delivery for Children in Foster Care

Date Funded: Aug 9, 2019
Funding Organization: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The purpose of Dr Karen Kalmakis's clinical research project is to assess the efficacy of a health program for children in foster care led by a Nurse Practitioner, determining the prevalence of child adversity among the foster children participants.

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.

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