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Cizik School of Nursing Research News

Mathew Joseph studies exercise attitudes among South Asian Indian women with new research grant

Associate Professor Nitha Mathew Joseph, PhD, RN, CNE, will use the 2022 Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant to study exercise attitudes among middle-aged South Asian Indian women, who are at greatly elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Program to show diverse high school students a path to nursing careers

A new grant enables Associate Professor Maja Djukic, PhD, and Instructor D’Hania Miller, MS, to develop a program for preparing high school students from diverse backgrounds to succeed in health care education.

CPRIT grant funds study of app for nonpharmaceutical pain management in cancer patients

World-renowned nurse scientist Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD, receives $1 million grant to enhance and expand a smart-phone app that guides patients undergoing cancer treatment to self-administer auricular point acupressure.

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.