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Gaugler awarded two federal grants

Thumbnail image for GauglerPhoto.jpgCongratulations to Dr. Joe Gaugler on two recent funding awards. The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) selected to fund his project that will test a free online tool designed to help families deliver care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. He also received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) for research that will test remote sensor technology to monitor daily functioning of dementia patients and persons with Alzheimer's disease.
~April 7, 2014 Star Tribune article: New care model could save MN nearly $1B in Alzheimer's costs

Fulkerson garners State Fair funding

Fulkerson.pngCongratulations to Dr. Jayne Fulkerson who received a Driven to Discover Community Health and Research Grant from the UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Fulkerson joins four other faculty who will enroll participants and collect data in the new Driven to Discover building at the Minnesota State Fair this summer in the new Driven to Disfor the Childhood Obesity Prevention in Rural Minnesota Communities project. Learn more.

Talley and Schorr receive CTSI funding

The UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has announced a roster of ten funding awards, with two going to UMN School of Nursing (SoN) faculty.

Dr. Kris Talley has been selected for a two-year "K-to-R01 Transition to Independence" program which will further her research to prevent toileting disability in frail older women. Dr. Jean Wyman is her primary mentor.

Dr. Erica Schorr has been named a "New Investigator Pre-K Pilot Career Development" program recipient for research that examines wearable technology as a means to monitor physical activity and sleep after coronary revascularization. Dr. Ruth Lindquist is her primary mentor.

Casey Hooke receives GIA funding

Thumbnail image for CaseyHooke.png Congratulations to Dr. Casey Hooke who received grant-in-aid funding from the UMN Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) for her "Measuring Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents with Cancer" project, in which Dr. Ulf Bronas will be a co-investigator.

Wyman receives Jonas scholars award

JeanWyman.pngKudos to Dr. Jean Wyman who will receive a Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare scholars award, which will support doctoral nursing students in leadership and veterans healthcare research for 2014-2016.

Cheung selected in inaugural competition

Corjena_Thumbnail_01.28.14.jpgCongratulations to Dr. Corjena Cheung for selection in the inaugural UMN Powell Center's competition for research in mature women's health. The two-year scholarly award will assist Dr. Cheung in her research on the short and long term effect of yoga on knee osteoarthritis in older women.
~Powell Center RFA

Kudos to SoN Foundation grant recipients

Congratulations to UMN School of Nursing (SoN) 2013-2014 Foundation grant recipients:
Mary Benbenek - Preparing APRN Students for Competent Performance of Basic Office Procedures
Jayne Fulkerson - Emerging Child and Family Health Promotion Nursing Scientist Program
Susan O'Conner-Von - Evaluation of the FICA Spiritual History Tool by Adolescents with Life-limiting Conditions
Debbie Ringdahl - A Pilot Reiki Program on a Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit

McMahon named KL2 scholar

Kudos to Siobhan McMahon, PhD, MPH, RN, GNP-BC, who has been selected as a UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) KL2 scholar. This type of award is available to assistant professors who conduct clinical or translational research. Dr. McMahon will focus on developing an intervention to increase physical activity that prevents falls among older adults.

Abstracts selected for student poster competition

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Congratulations to nursing students Megan Antolick, Eunice Areba, Danielle Denney, Heidi Goeders, Kathryn Katka, Anjali Madeira, Kristin Swartz and Mary Whipple who will represent the UMN School of Nursing at the Midwest Research Nursing Society annual meeting in St. Louis, March 27-30, 2014. The eight nursing students will present posters at the 38th annual research conference.

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~MNRS dissertation research and new investigator grants are open for submission

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Gaugler

Hats off to Dr. Joe Gaugler who recently received funding for a K18 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). His project, "Evaluating Home Health Monitoring Technology for Dementia Caregivers" builds upon previous remote health monitoring research for patients affected with Alzheimer's Disease. In this study, 200 caregivers of Alzheimer's or dementia patients will be assessed to determine their levels of stress and how that impacts efficacy of care.

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