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Bolton School Of Nursing At Case Western Reserve University Receives $3.7 Million In Federal Stimulus Funding

August 20, 2017

Long recognized as a leader in global health, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's groundbreaking research continues to place it among the top nursing schools in the country. The school is also regarded for its innovative academic programs.

FPB was recently awarded six stimulus grants from various federal offices to advance both of these areas. Funded projects include establishing a new center of excellence on end-of-life science; expanding the Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART) Center with a program to involve more disabled persons in the subject side of research activities; developing new electronic tools to reduce health disparities; testing the effects of early therapeutic mobility among hospital patients; combating the nursing faculty shortage through a forgivable loan program for graduate students; and providing opportunities to disadvantaged students.

"The stimulus awards represent that the hard work of our dynamic faculty and staff is unique, relevant, and, most of all, needed," says May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor and Dean of FPB.

The research awards range from a variety of sources and will further FPB's reach into the international healthcare and scientific communities.

"We are proud of these grant awards and look forward to sharing the findings of the research projects with our peers," says Shirley Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research. "We continue to be at the forefront of creating new knowledge to improve health care for patients across the lifespan."

In addition to funding research, some stimulus money will be used to create scholarships for students.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) funding is available for U.S. students in MSN, DNP, and PhD programs in nursing who include in their program of study courses that prepare them to become nurse educators. Recipients of NFLP funds may be eligible to have up to 85 percent of their loan forgiven over a consecutive four-year period while they serve as full-time nursing school faculty members.

Another grant was awarded to FPB to create scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are who are economically or geographically disadvantaged.

The breakdown of the stimulus awards is as follows, Principal Investigator: Title of Grant/Program Office: Award.

Dr. John Clochesy: Electronic Self-Management Resource Training to Reduce Health Disparities (National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities/National Institute of Health): $1,334,973

Dr. Barbara Daly: Building End-of-Life Science through Positive Human Strengths and Traits (BEST) Center (National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health): $1,158,610

Teona Griggs, M.Ed, MA: Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act): $18,896

Dr. Shirley Moore: FIND Lab: Full Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Self-Management Research (National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health): $399,761

Dr. Chris Winkelman: Dose of Early Therapeutic Mobility: Does Type or Frequency of Activity Matter? (National Institute of Health): $431,750

Dr. Jaclene Zauszniewski: Nurse Faculty Loan Program (Health Resources and Services Administration, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act): $367,306

Updates on each of these stimulus-funded projects will be posted to fpbse.edu.

Susan Griffith
Case Western Reserve University