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D'hania Miller and Maja Djukic

Educational Grant Highlights 2023

Currently Funded Studies

Maja Djukic, PhD, RN, FAAN, and D’Hania Miller, MSN, RN, have received a grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for the Advancing Visibility through Accelerated Nursing Curricula with Collaboration and Engagement (ADVANCCE) program. In collaboration with Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center nurse leaders, Houston Community College, and Houston Independent School District, this grant aims to prepare high school students pursue nursing education.

Kristin Ownby, PhD, ANP-BCP, and Erica Yu, PhD, RN, have received a grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Nursing Innovation Grant program through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The grant funds the development of a robot-assisted preceptor support program, which will include continuing education opportunities specific to preceptors as well as access to a virtual support group to help reduce stress and avoid burnout among nursing preceptors.

Vuong Prieto, PhD, RN, and Brandi Virgin, MSN, RN, received the first Dean’s Innovation in Education Award to help nursing students gain the experience they need to manage multiple NICU patients with their proposal titled “The Implementation of a Neonatal Multiple Simulation in an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Program.” The project was also awarded the Zeta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant Award.


Continuing Educational Grants

The Use of the Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (iCAR) in an Intraprofessional Clinical Simulation in a School of Nursing
Principal Investigator: Padmavathy Ramaswamy, PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-C
Funded by The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education

Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership Program
Lead: Elda Ramirez, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAAN
Funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the Emergency and Trauma Care Education Partnership Program, which has been continuously funded since 2010

Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program
Director: Albert C. Hergenroeder, MD
Co-Directors: Connie Weimann, PhD
Faculty: Diane Santa Maria, DrPH, MSN, PHNA-BC, FAAN
Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Post-Master’s Certificate-Seeking Nursing Students’ Outcomes on Advanced HESI Examinations
Principal investigator: Kathleen Siders, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Funded by Zeta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau

Respecting Individuality and Sexuality in Nursing and Healthcare (RISING-H) Curriculum Development for Sexual & Gender Minority Education: A Feasibility Study
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Tsusaki, PhD, WHNP-BC
Funded by The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education

UNTHSC Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program – Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Aging and Independent Living (WE HAIL)
Principal Investigator: Janice Knebl, DO
Co-investigator: Jessica Hartos, PhD
Funded by Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program-HRSA-19-008, University of North Texas Health Science Center grantee, subcontract to Cizik School of Nursing

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