Frances Payne Bolton Alumni Association Research Awards

research awards

Graduate students (PhD, MSN, DNP) and recently graduated alumni (within 3 years of graduation) who are in clinical practice (full or part-time) are eligible to submit an application to the Research Awards Committee. The applicant must be the Principal Investigator for the study/project. Learn more in the award eligibility form.

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 Application deadlines are April 1 and October 30.


Research awards: up to $1,000

 For questions, contact: Helen M. Hurst, DNP, RNC-OB, APRN-CNM, Chairperson, Research Fund, or Nadine M. Marchi, DNP, RN, CNE, CRRN.

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Previous Alumni Award Recipients

Fall 2017 Recipients

James Wiandt
Patient Reported Symptom Outcomes During Medication Titration for Adult Heart Failure Management. Award amount of $489.00

Christine Davey
Gene Expression Profiling of Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease. Award amount of $1,000

Spring 2017 Recipients

Marym Alaamri
The Relationships Among Emotional Intelligence, Patient-Provider Interaction, Self-Management and Blood Pressure Control in Adults With Hypertensionfunded for $1000.

Oluwatomisin Olayinka
Effect of an Appreciative Inquiry Intervention to Enhance Hypertension Self-managementfunded for $1000.

2016 Fall Recipients

Wedad Almatairi, 
The Role of Skin-to-Skin Contact and Breastfeeding on Postpartum Hemorrage. Award amount of $1000.00.

Sarah Gutin Barsman, 
Decision-Making for High Risk Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Parents' Attitudes and Experiences. Award amount of $1000.00.

2016 Spring Recipients

Vilailert Komton, 
“SystemCHANGETM-Stroke: A Systems Approach to Healthy Living After Stroke in Thailand.” Award amount of $1000.00.

Shanina Knighton, 
Patient-Centered Infection Prevention:  A Hand Hygiene Intervention for Hospitalized Adults. Award amount of $1000.00.

2015 Fall Recipients

Nancy Maggio, 
The Effect of Heart Failure Education on Nursing Staff's Knowledge and Confidence in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Award amount of $1000.00. Her faculty advisor is Dr. Deborah Lindell.

Barbara Wilford, 
Newborn Observations of Physiological and Behavioral Signs in SSC First Ten Minutes Post-birth. Award amount of $1000.00.  Her faculty advisor is Dr. Susan Ludington.

2015 Spring Recipients

Amy B. Petrinec, PhD, RN, 
“Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Symptoms and coping Strategies in Family Decision-Makers of Intensive Care Unit Patients.”

Lynn Barabach, 
“Role of Baby-Friendly Hospital Care in Maternal Role Competence.”

Sarah Miano, 
“An Evaluation of Decision-Making Preferences and Cognitive and Psychosocial Predictors of Decision Control in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.”

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