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Two grants fund cancer-related research for Whisenant and colleagues

Meagan Whisenant, PhD, RN, is applying her two decades of symptom science experience to two new grant-funded research projects. One aims to support patients experiencing brain tumors and their caregivers, and the other focuses on chemoprevention of breast cancer.

PARTNERS grant funds research into post-stroke shoulder pain

Assistant Professor Deniz Dishman, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, will use a new grant from the PARTNERS organization to learn more about how the brain perceives shoulder pain, which frequently affects stroke survivors.

Faculty members spearhead innovative projects to improve the lives of the elderly

Between them, Department of Research faculty members Seema Aggarwal, PhD, RN, AGNP-C, and Carina Katigbak, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAH, are leading three new research projects in Cizik School of Nursing’s Smart Apartment.

Grant to Supports Well-Being of Filipino American Nurses

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston Assistant Professor Riza V. Mauricio, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, FCCM, received a new grant for a program to reach Filipino American nurses with peer-to-peer support led by trained facilitators.

Postdoctoral fellow studies mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual youth of color

A pilot study by Deidra Carroll Coleman, DrPH, a postdoctoral research fellow at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston, is geared toward young people ages 14-18 and their parents from Black, Asian, and Hispanic families.

Socioeconomic and health risk profiles among mothers of young children predict risk of food insecurity, study finds

Multiple hardships may lead to food insecurity among mothers of young children, according to findings recently published by Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston researchers.

Hernandez examines food pantry usage patterns

Associate Professor Daphne Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB, is the primary investigator on a Feeding America grant that is studying food pantry usage in Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Aging research: Grant deadline, consortium retreat upcoming

A second round of seed grant funding will soon be awarded for collaborative interprofessional projects researching aging-in-place technologies in the Smart Apartment at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

Grant funds study of telehealth for HIV care transitions

Cizik School of Nursing Assistant Professor Emily Barr, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, CNM, will use a seed grant from the Texas Development Center for AIDS Research to study whether and how telehealth can support young adults living with HIV as they transition from pediatric to adult care.

Grant funds research to empower young mothers experiencing homelessness and violence

Assistant Professor Doncy Eapen, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is principal investigator on a pilot study titled “Positive Parenting: Empowering Young Mothers Experiencing Homelessness with a History of Interpersonal Violence to Improve Parenting Strategies.”