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. 

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

Resource Curation and Evaluation for EHR Note Comprehension

Date Funded: Sep 26, 2018
Funding Organization: National Institutes of Health/University of Massachuetts Lowell

Dr Pamela Aselton, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC is the Prinicipal Investigator for a subaward on this three-year NIH R01 grant led by Dr Hong Yu of the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 25.8 million Americans have diabetes.

Neonatal Opiate Exposure and Maternal Opioid Use in Rural Communities in Massachusetts

Date Funded: Sep 3, 2018
Funding Organization: Center for Research on Families, UMass Amherst

Dr Mary Paterno has been selected as a 2018-19 Family Research Scholar by the Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst.