Our New Grants

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$1.9M NIH/NICHD

Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAAN
with Kathryn Laughon, PhD, RN, FAAN<
“Psychosocial Stress and its Relation to Maternal and Infant Outcomes Among Women With Disabilities"

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$150K William T. Grant Foundation

Katrina Debnam, PhD, MPH
with Youth-Nex Director Nancy Deutsch, professor of education
“W.T. Grant Foundation Mixed Methods Consultancy”

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$60K 3Cavaliers Grant

Pamela DeGuzman, PhD, MBA, RN, CNL
with Bob Davis, professor of environmental sciences, and Bill Basener, School of Data Science
“Heat Mortality, Mortality Displacement and SARS-CoV-2”

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$321K iTHRIV Scholars Mentored Career Development Award

Jessie Gibson, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC
mentored by Bethany Teachman, psychology, and Madaline Harrison, neurology
“Measurement and Modification of Threat Interpretation Bias to Reduce Anxiety in Huntington’s Disease”

$60K 3Cavaliers Seed Grant
“Assessing Anxious Thinking Patterns Among Patients with Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders”

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$325K iTHRIV Scholars Mentored Career Development Award and a $14K Center for Public Health Seed Grant

Lee Ann Johnson, PhD, RN
mentored by Sarah Ratcliffe, public health sciences, and Roger Anderson, population sciences
“Comorbidity Profiles and Their Influence on Treatment and Survival Among Underserved Individuals with Advanced Lung Cancer”

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$450K Betty Irene Moore Foundation Fellowship

Jessica Keim-Malpass, PhD, RN
“Self-Management Characterization for Children with Medical Complexity and Their Social Networks”

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$3.4M NIH/NINR

Virginia LeBaron, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
"Characterizing the Complexity of Advanced Cancer Pain in the Home Context by Leveraging Smart Health Technology"

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$89K Engineering in Medicine Seed Grant

Meghan Mattos, PhD, RN, CNL
with Arsalen Heydarian and Laura Barnes, professors of engineering, and Gabrielle Marzani, professor of psychiatric medicine
“Control of Light Exposure and its Effect on Sleep Efficiency”

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$45K Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund

Maureen Metzger, PhD, RN
with professor Ishan Williams, Emaad Abdel-Rahman, nephrology, UVA Health, and Jennie Ma, professor of statistics
“A Study Describing the Unique Needs of Caregivers of Patients with Both End-Stage Kidney Disease and Cognitive Impairment”