Nursing ranks 16th in NIH Funding for 2022

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The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University again ranked as a top school of nursing for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The School of Nursing received $4.6 million from the NIH and ranked 16th nationally for schools of nursing for the 2022 fiscal award year. Many awards were announced privately in the last months of 2022 and beginning of 2023.

Among private universities, CWRU's nursing school ranked 7th nationally. Twelve principal investigators were awarded a total of 13 grants. 

Stephanie A. Griggs, Christine Horvat Davey, Chao-Pin Hsiao, Shanina Knighton, Maura K. McCall, Grant C. O’Connell, Valerie Toly, Monica A. Wagner, and Jaclene Zauszniewski were awarded one grant each, while Carolyn Harmon Still and Susan Mazanec were awarded two grants each.

“We are very proud of our faculty's innovative and impactful research. The depth of their expertise allows them to make significant advances to improve the health and well being of individuals and communities across the country and the world,” said Dean Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, the Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing.

The research projects awarded during the 2022 funding year include: 

  • “Self-Management Interventions: Considering Needs and Preferences of Dementia Caregivers” (Zauszniewski)
  • “OPtimizing Technology to Improve Medication Adherence and BP Control (OPTIMA-BP)” (Still)
  • “Clean Hands Accessible and Manageable for Patients (CHAMPs): A technology-based self-management intervention to improve patient hand hygiene and reduce hand contamination among older adults.” (Knighton)
  • “Resourcefulness Intervention to Promote Self-Management in Parents of Technology-Dependent Children” (Toly)
  • “Building Family Caregiver Skills Using a Simulation-Based Intervention for Care of Patients with Cancer” (Mazanec)
  • “Omics of Pain in the Context of Declining Estrogen” (Wagner)
  • “Sleep, Glycemia, and Self-Management in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus” (Griggs)
  • “Unraveling the Associations of Molecular-Genetic Bioenergetics and Chemotherapy-Induced Fatigue Symptoms in Patients with Breast Cancer” (Hsiao)
  • “Massively high-throughput profiling of the circulating antibody pool for identification of diagnostic signatures with utility for stroke triage” (O’Connell)
  • “Self-Management and Resilience Trajectories in African American Adults with Hypertension” (Still)
  • “Stakeholder Perspectives on Family Caregiver Involvement in Oncology Clinical Trial Decision-Making” (Mazanec)
  • “Relationship of Formal Exercise Interventions, Sleep, and Inflammation Markers in People Living with HIV” (Horvat Davey)
  • “A Multi-omics Approach to Examine Symptoms and Medication Adherence in Women with Breast Cancer” (McCall)

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