Newsmakers in Research
Human Animal Bond Research Institute funds Branson’s new study on health benefits of pet caretaking
(Jan. 16, 2019) – A research project by Cizik School of Nursing Assistant Professor Sandra Branson, Ph.D., R.N., Department of Research, is one of five in the nation to win 2019 competitive funding from The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). HABRI, entering its sixth grant-funding cycle, considered a total of 40 proposals for new research focused on the positive effects of human-animal interaction on human health.
These five new studies will examine the influence of pet ownership, pet caretaking or animal-assisted therapy on a wide array of health conditions among a varied group of populations, including older adults, children with pediatric cancer and suicidal adolescents.
Ahn's research proposal on knee osteoarthritis pain funded for three years by NIH
(July 10, 2019) – The National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Nursing Research yesterday awarded Hyochol “Brian” Ahn, PhD, RN, Cizik School of Nursing’s Theodore J. and Mary E. Trumble Professor in Aging Research, and his team a R15 grant titled, “Self-Administered Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Pain in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Phase II Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial.” The grant is funded for three years for $463,737.
“Our compliments to Dr. Ahn for this great accomplishment!” said Associate Dean of Research Constance M. Johnson, PhD, MS, RN.