Newsmakers in Research
Study assesses pandemic’s effects on youth experiencing homelessness
A team led by Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Interim Dean Diane Santa Maria will expand its research of vulnerable youth to examine COVID-19 risks through a two-year, supplemental grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.
Grant launches research into COVID-19 symptoms among cancer patients
An interprofessional team is studying COVID-19 symptoms among people with and without cancer through new grant awarded to Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Assistant Professor Meagan Whisenant, PhD, APRN. Faculty from across the UTHealth campus and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are participating in the research project.
Aggarwal Named PARTNERS Research Scholar
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Assistant Professor Seema Aggarwal, PhD, RN, AGNP-C, has been appointed PARTNERS Faculty Research Scholar.
Crane receives grant to improve symptom reporting for kids with cancer
Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Stacey Crane is the first nurse scientist to receive a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar award. Her two-year, $220,000 grant will fund the pilot test of a web-based interface designed to make it easier for kids with cancer and their parents to report symptoms in real time with the ultimate goal of improving kids’ outcomes.
NIH grant extends nonpharmacological pain research to Alzheimer’s patients
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Nursing Research will fund a pilot study to test whether patients with Alzheimer's disease can benefit from a nonpharmacological approach to pain management that Associate Professor Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, PhD, is exploring that involves brain stimulation.
Grant funds COVID-19 research with Hispanic families
Daphne Hernandez, PhD, is expanding her work with Hispanic immigrant families through a new study that will seek to understand where parents and teens get information about COVID-19, their beliefs about the disease, and how socioeconomic factors are affecting their health behaviors. The overall impact of COVID-19 and other stressors on mental health will also be examined.