Current Research

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

  Awakening-Breathing Coordination, Delirium & Early Mobility (ABCDE) Protocol: Nurse-Led, Interprofessional, Multi-component Plan for Managing Delirium in the Critically Ill Adult  
  Principal Investigator: Michele Balas, RN, Ph.D., CRNP, CCRN  
  Co-Investigators: •C. Bevil, RN, EdD  •W. Burke, MD  •M. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN  •E. Ely, MD, MPH  •D. Gannon, MD  •S. Nuss, RN, PhD  •K Olsen, PharmD  •K. Schmid, PhD  •J. Stothert, MD, PhD  •J. Sullivan, MD    •E. Vasilevskis, MD  
  Funding Agency (ID No.):   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation  
  Project Dates: November 10, 2010 - April 30, 2012  

 

  Web-Based Weight Loss & Weight Maintenance Intervention for Older Rural Women  
  Principal Investigator: Carol Pullen, EdD, RN  
  Co-Investigators: •L. Boeckner, PhD   •P. Hageman, PhD   •M. Hertzog, PhD   •B. Pozehl, PhD, RN, APRN-NP   
  Funding Agency (ID No.):   National Institute of Nursing Research (1R01NR010589)  
  Project Dates: September 09, 2010 - June 30, 2015  

 

  Developing Genetic Education for Smoking Cessation  
  Principal Investigator: Julia Houfek, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS  
  Co-Investigators: •L. Buchanan, PhD, RN, APRN-NP  •P. Jones, PhD, RN, MPH  •M. Hertzog, PhD  •G. Reiser  
  Funding Agency (ID No.):   National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel    (1R21DK084517)  
  Project Dates: September 30, 2009 - July 31, 2012  

 

  Center Grant (P20): Interdisciplinary Healthy Heart Center: Linking Rural Populations by Technology  
  Principal Investigator: Carol Pullen, EdD, RN  
  Co-Investigators: •B. Yates, PhD, RN  •C. Bevil, EdD, RN  •M. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN  •M. Hertzog, PhD  •C. Thompson, PhD, RN  •L. Zimmerman, PhD, RN, FAAN  •K. Schumacher, PhD, RN   •B. Pozehl, PhD, RN, APRN-NP
Funding Agency (ID No.):  National Institute of Nursing Research (1P20NR011404)
 
  Project Dates: September 1, 2009 – August 30, 2014  
  Pilot Projects  
     
 
  Weight Maintenance Through Physical Activity & Social Support in Rural Middle-Aged Women  
  PI: Teresa Barry, PhD, RN, APRN  
 
  Health Outcomes in Spousal Caregivers of Older Adult Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients  
  PI: Paula Schulz, PhD, RN  
  Achieving Benefits after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from Weight Reduction (ASPIRE)  
  PI: Susan Barnason, PhD, RN  
 
  Physical Activity Telehealth Intervention After Percutaneous Coronary Procedures  
  PI: Janet Nieveen, PhD, RN  
  Health Behavior-Related Outcomes With Diaphragmatic Breathing Retraining in Heart Failure Patients  
  PI: Yaewon Seo, PhD, RN  

 Website: http://www.healthyheartcenternebraska.org/

 

 

  Improving Cancer Pain Management Through Self Care  
  Principal Investigator: Karen Schumacher, PhD, RN  
  Sub-Award Agreement with the University of California, San Francisco  
  PI UCSF: •C. Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN  
  Funding Agency (ID No.):  National Institute of Health; National Cancer Institute (R01)  
  Project Dates: April 1, 2008 - July 31, 2012  

 

  The Impact of Quality End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes  
  Principal Investigator: Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN  
  Co-Investigators: •V. Tilden, DNSc, RN  •T. Wan, PhD, •G. Petroski, PhD  •J. Scott-Cawiezel, PhD, RN  
  Funding Agency (ID No.):  National Institute of Nursing Research  (1R01NR009547)  
  Project Dates: December 15, 2006 - November 30, 2011  

 

  Modifying Lifestyle in Prehypertensive Older Rural Women   
  Principal Investigator: Carol Pullen, EdD, RN  
  Co-Investigators: •S Walker, EdD, RN •P. Hageman, PhD  •M. Hertzog, PhD  •P Fayad, PhD  
  Funding Agency (ID No.):  National Institute of Nursing Research (5R0115NR01923)  
  Project Dates: April 7, 2006 – March 31, 2012  

 

  Reducing Risk in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Partners Together in Health (PATH) Intervention  
  Principal Investigator: Bernice Yates, PhD, RN  
  Co-Investigators: •J. Norman, PhD  •S. Shurmur, MD  •K. Schumacher, PhD, RN  •K. Stanek-Krogstrand, PhD  •S. Dunbar, PhD, •J. Meza, PhD  
  Funding Agency (ID No.):  National Institute of Nursing Research (1R15NR01923)  
  Project Dates: April 7, 2006 – March 31, 2012  

 

HRSA TRAINING GRANTS

 

  Advanced Rural Hospital Care  
  Program Director: Kathy Morris, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, AE-C  
  Co-Investigators: •S. Barnason, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCRN, FAHA  •C. Bevil, EdD, RN   •E. Ramirez, PhD  
  Funding Agency/ID No.: HRSA Nurse Education Practice, Quality and Retention (1D11HP22188)  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014  

 

  Increasing Leadership Capacity of Nurses in Rural Nebraska  
  Program Director: Karen Grigsby, PhD, RN  
  Co-Investigators: •T. Barry, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC, RNC  •C. Bevil, EdD, RN  •K. Duncan, PhD, RN  •S. Pitkin, RN, MN  
  Funding Agency/ID No.: HRSA Advanced Education Nursing Program (1D11HP19240)  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013  
  Website: http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/Nurse_Leader_Executive_LEAD.htm  

 

  Innovations in Clinical Education:  The Dedicated Education Unit  
  Program Director: Louise LaFramboise, PhD, RN  
 

Co-Investigators: •C. Miller, PhD, RN  •T. Barry, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC, RNC  •C. Durham, EdD

 
  Funding Agency/ID No.: HRSA Nurse Education, Practice, and Retention Program (1D11HP19240)  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013  

 

  Retooling for an Aging Nebraska: Geriatric Nurse Practitioners –
Masters Accelerated Post-Certificate (GNP-MAP) Program
 
  Program Director: Claudia Chaperon, PhD, RN, APRN-NP, BC  
  Co-Program Director: Karen Schumacher, PhD, RN  
 

Co-Investigators: •J. Houfek, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS  •M. Rice, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN  •B. Culross, RN, MSN, APRN-CNS  •S. Holyoke, RN, MSN, APRN-NP  •C. Bevil, EdD, RN

 
  Funding Agency/ID No.:HRSA Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program (1D62HP15054)  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012  
  Website: http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/GNP-MAP_Project.htm  

 

  Increasing Faculty Capacity in Nebraska  
  Program Director: Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN  
  Co-Project Director: Connie Visovsky, PhD, RN, APRN-NP  
  Co-Investigators: •C. Bevil, EdD, RN  •M. Rice, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN •C. Miller, PhD, RN  
  Funding Agency/ID No.: HRSA Advanced Education Nursing Grants  1D09HP14558)  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012  

 

  Primary Integrated Psychiatric Nursing  
  Program Director: Michael Rice, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN  
  Co-Project Director: Julia Houfek, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS  
  Co-Investigators: •T. Matthews, PhD, APRN •C. Bevil, EdD, RN  •C. Thompson, PhD, RN  
  Funding Agency/ID No.: HRSA Advanced Education Nursing Grants (1D09HP14988)  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012  
  Website:  http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/PIPN.htm  

 

  Reducing Disparities in Type 2 Diabetes Care Through a State-Wide Network of Nursing Centers  
  Program Director: Teresa Barry, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS  
  Co-Investigators: •S. Beidler, PhD, MBE, APRN-BC
Funding Agency/ID No.: HRSA Nurse Education Practice and Retention (5D11HP08312)
 
  Project Dates: July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2012  

 

OTHER FUNDING AGENCIES

 

  IPA for Improving the Delivery of Smoking Cessation Guidelines in Hospitalized Veterans  
  Funding Agency: V.A. Medical Center - Iowa City  
  Principal Investigator: Lynne Buchanan, PhD, RN, APRN  
  Project Dates: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2012  

 

  Midwest Partners for Geriatric Nursing  
  Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson  
  Principal Investigator: Mary Cramer, PhD, RN  
  Collaborators: Vetter Corporation and NU Foundation  
  Co-Investigators: •B. Culross, RN, MSN, APRN-CNS  •L. Sather, RN, EdD, RN, EdD  •P. Nayar, PhD  
  Project Dates: September 1, 2009 – February 28, 2012  

 

  The Impact of Structured Weight Resistance Training on Balance in Multiple Sclerosis Patients  
  Funding Agency: MARS Foundation  
  Principal Investigator: Mary Filipi, PhD, RN, APRN-NP  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2012  

 

  Pressure Ulcer Treatment Guidelines Revision  
  Funding Agency: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel  
  Principal Investigator: Janet Cuddigan, PhD, RN  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2007 – December 31, 2011  

 

  Evaluation of Douglas County Healthy Start Initiative  
  Funding Agency: Charles Drew Health Center  
  Principal Investigator: Mary Cramer, PhD, RN  
  Project Dates: June 1, 2005 - May 31, 2012  

 

  MOTAC Tobacco Free Nebraska  
  Funding Agency: NE DHHS - Region VI Behavioral Health Administration  
  Principal Investigator: Mary Cramer, PhD, RN  
  Project Dates: October 1, 2004 - June 30, 2012  

 

  The Impact of Structured Weight Resistance Training on Balance in Multiple Sclerosis Patients  
  Funding Agency: MARS Foundation  
  Principal Investigator: Mary Filipi, PhD, RN, APRN-NP  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2012  

 

INTERNAL FUNDING

 

  Developing an Evaluation System to Measure Outcomes and Improve Teaching of a Newly Implemented 'Interprofessional Education' Program in the UNMC Colleges and Professional Programs  
  Funding Agency: Kelly Fund  
  Principal Investigator: Catherine Bevil, EdD, RN  
  Co-Investigators:  •D. Collier, PharmD, BCPS  •J. Meza, PhD  •H. Stoddard, PhD, MEd    
  Project Dates: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012  

 

  Communication, Psychological Well-Being, and Quality of Life Among Cancer Survivors and Their Intimate Partners  
  Funding Agency: Great Plains Health Research Consortium  
  Principal Investigator: Barbara A. Swore Fletcher, PhD, RN  
  Co-Investigators:  •K. Schumacher, PhD, RN  •F. Loberiza, MD  •M. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN  •M. Hertzog, PhD  
  Project Dates: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012  

 

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