Awards & Grants

The following is a list of recently funded research, training, and public service grants and contracts awarded to the MU Sinclair School of Nursing faculty.

Greg Alexander

Interim Associate Dean of Research and Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • An International Report of Nursing Home Quality and HIT — MU Research Council, $10,000, 2017-2018
  • A National Report of Nursing Home Quality Measures and Information Technology — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, $1,889,996, 2013-2022
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, $518,782, 2007-2012
  • Pilot Project 1: Developing Interfaces to Provide Range of Motion Feedback to Elderly People Using Exercise Equipment — RAND Corporation, $40,000, 2007-2008
  • IT Sophistication in Nursing Homes — MU Research Council, $4,568, 2006-2007
  • Measuring IT Sophistication in Nursing Homes — Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, $12,950, 2006
  • Mentoring Grant — Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, $1,500, 2006-2007

Jane Armer

Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Interdisciplinary Research Training in Health Behavior Science — National Institute of Health, $877,616, 2016-2021
  • Aqua Lymphatic Therapy the Thidar Method — Risk Reduction and Overall Well-being for Breast Cancer Survivors, $32,309, 2012-2013
  • The Lymphedema and Gynecologic Cancer (LEG) Study: Incidence, Risk Factors and Impact — Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research Subcontract (Prime: National Institute of Health), $349,979, 2011-2016
  • 2011 Mid-Missouri Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and MU Sinclair School of Nursing Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Survivorship Education — Susan G. Komen for the Cure, $33,250, 2011-2012
  • American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) — American Cancer Society, $12,960, 2010-2011
  • Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Survivorship Education — Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – Mid Missouri Affiliate, $6,602, 2008-2009
  • Long-Term Breast Cancer Treatment Effects: Limb Changes — National Institutes of Health, $2,255,597, 2006-2010
  • Long-Term Breast Cancer Treatment Effects: Limb Changes — MU PRIME, $193,222, 2006-2010
  • Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Studying Feasibility of a Preventive Intervention — Lance Armstrong Foundation, $247,500, 2006-2008
  • Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Studying Feasibility of a Preventive Intervention — MU PRIME, $52,672, 2006-2008

Tina Bloom

Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Adapting MyPlan for Ghanaian Women: A Feasibility Study — MU Research Council, $6,970, 2017-2018
  • Risk and Protective Factors for Unintended Pregnancy in Women with Disabilities — University of Virginia Subcontract (Prime: National Institute of Health), $83,985, 2016-2018
  • Effectiveness of a Safety App to Respond to Dating Violence with College Women — Johns Hopkins University Subcontract (Prime: National Institute of Health), $35,790, 2014-2016
  • An Internet-Based Intervention for Rural, Pregnant Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $342,324, 2011-2014
  • Internet-Based Intervention to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Abused Women — Johns Hopkins University Subcontract (Prime: National Institute of Health), $389,652, 2010-2015
  • National Institutes of Health — Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program (LRP) funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), 2010
  • A Web-Based, Tailored Safety Decision Aid for Abused Pregnant Rural Women — MU Research Board, $27,013, 2010

Jane Bostick

Adjunct Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Child/Family Mental Health — Health Resources and Services Administration, $370,091, 2008-2011

Jo-Ana Chase

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Caregivers’ Perspectives on Training and Support in the Post-Acute Care Setting — MU Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, $8,842, 2017-2018
  • Effects of Resistance-Training Physical Activity Interventions on Physical Function Among Older Adults: A Meta-analysis — MU Research Council, $10,000, 2014-2015

Vicki Conn

Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Medication Adherence Interventions that Successfully Decrease Blood Pressure — American Heart Association, $143,000, 2013-2016
  • Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence — National Institutes of Health, $1,697,532, 2010-2013
  • Meta-Analysis of Interventions to Increase Exercise/Physical Activity — National Institutes of Health, $1,687,439, 2006-2010
  • Chronic Illness Exercise Interventions: A Meta-Analysis (Minority Supplement) — National Institutes of Health, $80,661, 2003-2007
  • Chronic Illness Exercise Interventions: A Meta-Analysis — National Institutes of Health, $895,930, 2002-2007

Laurel Despins

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Sensemaking in the Patient with Diabetes and Patient-Provider Communication: An Exploration of Patient and Provider Perspectives — MU Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, $6,143, 2017-2018

Maithe Enriquez

Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Oversight and Support to the Jonas Programs Based in the Dominican Republic — Jonas Philanthropies, $45,842, 2018-2020
  • Jonas Global Fellowship Amendment #2 — Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, $14,280, 2018-2019
  • Jonas Global Fellowship Amendment #1 — Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, $7,000, 2016-2017
  • Jonas Global Fellowship — Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, $6,000, 2016-2017
  • National CBA Provider Network Resource Center — University of Missouri Kansas City (Prime: Centers for Disease Control), $8,275, 2014-2016
  • “Peers keep it real”: Reaching 100% Adherence to HIV Treatment — National Institute of Nursing Research, $276,032, 2013-2017
  • What College Women Know, Think, and Do About HPV and HPC Vaccine — American Nurses Foundation, $3,495, 2011-2012
  • A Pilot Study to Examine the Feasibility and Impact of a Peer-led Adherence Intervention Among Adults who Have Previously Failed HIV Treatment — American Nurses Foundation, $2,750, 2010-2012

Shirley Farrah

Assistant Dean of Nursing Outreach and Assistant Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Enhanced Leadership Development Academy — Missouri Department of health and Senior Services, $220,000, 2016-2017
  • Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $100,000, 2016-2017
  • Healthcare Associated Infection Education — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $300,000, 2015-2018
  • Enhanced Leadership Development — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $220,000, 2015-2016
  • Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $50,000, 2014-2015
  • Enhanced Leadership Development Academy — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $21,200, 2012
  • Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $50,000, 2012
  • Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $109,000, 2011
  • Enhanced Leadership Development Academy — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $17,000, 2011
  • Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness — Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, $18,687, 2010-2011
  • Nurse Education, Practice, and Retention — Health Resources and Services Administration, $787,234, 2010
  • Reducing Women’s Health Disparities — Region VII Office on Women’s Health, $2,500, 2010
  • National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $18,687, 2009-2010
  • 4th Annual Women’s Health Update for Advanced Practice Nurses: Chronic Disease Management — Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $4,000, 2008-2009
  • National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $18,681, 2008-2009
  • MU Leadership Development Academy for Registered Nurses in Long Term Care — Health Resources and Services Administration, $726,499, 2007-2010
  • National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $18,687, 2007-2008
  • Center for Emergency Response/Terrorism — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $4,950, 2006-2007

Larry Ganong

Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Helping Rural Older Adults Develop Plans to Reach Help Quickly in Emergencies — USDA, $320,538, 2009-2010

Robin Harris

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program — Health Resources and Services Administration, $124,624, 2018-2019
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program — Health Resources and Services Administration, $110,102, 2017-2018

Urmeka Jefferson

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Patient Engagement for Technology Use in a Breastfeeding Support Intervention — MU Research Council, $10,000, 2017-2017
  • Patient-Centered Technology to Support Breastfeeding — Washington University in St. Louis KL2 (Prime: National Institute of Health), 2016-2017

Rebecca Johnson

Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Therapeutic Horsemanship for Veterans — Horses and Humans Research Foundation, $50,000, 2013-2015
  • Dog Presence and Childrens’ Stress During Forensic Interviews for Child Abuse — National Institutes of Health, $151,000, 2011-2013
  • Puppies for Parole: Missouri Department of Corrections as a National Model — Mizzou Advantage, $23,610, 2011-2012
  • Exploring Human-Companion Animal Interaction for Families of Children with Autism — Mizzou Advantage, $50,000, 2011-2012
  • Veterans and Shelter Dogs: Training New PTSD Service Dogs — Banfield Charitable Trust, $30,000, 2010-2013
  • Mutual Enrichment: Veterans Training Shelter Dogs — MU Research Board, $48,710, 2010
  • Research Meets Practice: Human-animal Interaction in Obesity Across the Lifespan — National Institutes of Health, $10,000, 2009-2010
  • Ask the Community: Barriers and Facilitators of Physical Activity and Exercise — Missouri Foundation for Health, $36,400, 2007-2008

Kari Lane

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Patient-Centered Application Development to Assist Older Adults in Adjusting to Hearing Aids — MU Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, $9,999, 2017-2018
  • Hybrid Cochlear Implants: Potential Candidates and Barriers to Implantation — MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, $10,000, 2016-2017
  • A Pilot Study of HEAR: Hearing Aid Reassurance Intervention — Gerontological Society of America, $108,000, 2013-2015
  • Frequency Modulation System Use in Older Persons with Hearing Loss — MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, $8,000, 2012-2013

Gina Oliver

Associate Teaching Professor |  Full Faculty Profile

  • MIZZOU Redesign Project — University of Missouri ET@MO, $40,000, 2011-2012

Lori Popejoy

Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Care Coordination for Older Adults: Process, Outcomes, and Cost — National Institute of Nursing Research, $297,131, 2011-2014
  • Care Coordination for Older Adults: Process, Outcomes and Cost — Dialysis Clinic, $18,730, 2011-2012
  • Exploring Older Adult Hip Fracture Patients’ Transitional Care Needs — Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity, Claire M. Fagin Fellowship, $120,000, 2010-2011
  • Challenges of Discharging Hospitalized Older Adults — Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Iota Chapter, $2,180, 2008-2009

Marilyn Rantz

Curator’s Professor Emerita | Full Faculty Profile

  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $865,000, 2017-2018
  • Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents: Payment Reform — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, $19,824,274, 2016-2020
  • MOQI 2015 Supplement 3 — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, $143,012, 2015-2017
  • MOQI 2015 Supplement 2 — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, $131,719, 2015-2016
  • MOQI 2015 Supplement 1 — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, $126,193, 2015-2016
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $865,000, 2015-2016
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $254,545, 2014-2015
  • Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing — National Institutes of Health, $2,004,000, 2013-2016
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $327,273, 2013-2014
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $441,000, 2012-2013
  • Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, $14,800,000, 2012-2016
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $820,000, 2011-2012
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $125,000, 2011-2012
  • Nursing Home Leadership Coaching Service of the MU Sinclair School of Nursing — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $50,000, 2011
  • Customer/Employee Satisfaction in Missouri Nursing Homes — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $210,000, 2011
  • Primaris Nursing Home Quality Improvement Consulting Services — PRIMARIS, $98,484, 2010-2011
  • Technology to Automatically Detect Early Signs of Illness in Senior Housing — National Institutes of Health, $183,560, 2010-2011
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $360,000, 2010-2011
  • Technology to Automatically Detect Falls and Assess Fall Risk in Senior Housing — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, $1,989,432, 2009-2013
  • Technology to Automatically Detect Early Signs of Illness in Senior Housing — National Institutes of Health, $404,592, 2009-2011
  • Primaris Nursing Home Quality Improvement Consulting Services — Primaris, $92,831, 2009-2010
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri 2008-2009 — Requests for Proposals — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $360,000, 2008-2009
  • Dementia Educational Training — Alzheimer’s Association Mid-Missouri Chapter, fee for service, 2007-2008
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri 2007-2008 — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $260,000, 2007-2008
  • Primaris Nursing Home Quality Improvement Consulting Services — Primaris, $130,200, 2007-2008
  • Building Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Care Research Centers — Rand Health, $200,000, 2006-2008
  • Primaris Nursing Home Quality Improvement Consulting Services — Primaris, $125,196, 2006-2007
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri 2006-2007 — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $230,000, 2006-2007
  • Multilevel Intervention to Improve Nursing Home Outcomes — National Institutes of Health, $2,834,286, 2005-2010
  • Technology to Enhance Aging in Place at Tiger Place — Administration on Aging, $979,104, 2005-2007
  • Technology to Enhance Aging in Place at Tiger Place — MU PRIME, $150,000, 2005-2007

Leeanne Sherwin

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Engaging patients to optimize medication adherence — MU Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, $6,490, 2017-2018
  • Psychosocial Determinants of Rifaximin Adherence for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome — MU Research Council, $9,993, 2017-2018

Sherri Ulbrich

Associate Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • New Careers in Nursing Technical Assistance Contract — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $5,500, 2013-2015
  • New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Pre-Entry Immersion Program — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $5,200, 2011-2012

Amy Vogelsmeier

Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • PerceptiMed SBIR Evaluation Phase 2 — PerceptiMed, Inc., $215,168, 2015-2018
  • Nursing Home Nurses Sensemaking to Detect Medication Order Discrepancies — National Council of State Boards of Nursing, $216,521, 2013-2015
  • PerceptiMed SBIR Evaluation — PerceptiMed, Inc., $33,074, 2013-2014
  • Medical Error Reporting and Patient Safety Improvement — Missouri Center for Patient Safety, $14,770, 2012-2013
  • Patient Safety Measurement Across the Continuum — Missouri Center for Patient Safety, $7,250, 2012
  • Nursing Home Consulting/Speaker/Lecturer Agreement — Primaris, $37,011, 2006-2007
  • Hartford Pre-Doctoral Scholar — American Academy of Nurses, $76,719, 2005-2007

Bonnie Wakefield

Adjunct Associate Research Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Usability of a Web-based Symptom Monitoring Tool — MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, $8,000, 2012-2013

Deidre Wipke-Tevis

Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Future of Nursing Scholars — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $75,000; 2018-2021
  • Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars Program (2016-2018) — Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence, $10,000, 2016-2018
  • MU Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA): Phase 2 — UM System Intercampus Course Sharing, $44,900, 2016-2018
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing Teaching Statistics with Technology — Educational Technologies (ET@MO), University of Missouri, $305, 2016-2017
  • MU Collaborations for Advanced Research Methods & Analysis (CARMA): Phase 1 — UM System Intercampus Course Sharing, $26,400, 2016-2017
  • 2014 Supplemental Graduate Fellowship Award — MU Graduate School, University of Missouri, $20,201 + tuition, 2014-2015
  • 2013 Supplemental Graduate Fellowship Award — MU Graduate School, University of Missouri, $15,201 + tuition, 2013-2014
  • Ronald E. McNair Fellowship — MU Graduate School, University of Missouri, $90,000 + tuition, 2013-2018
  • 2012 Supplemental Graduate Fellowship Award — MU Graduate School, University of Missouri, $36,668 + tuition, 2012-2013
  • Gus T. Ridgel Fellowship — MU Graduate School, University of Missouri, $90,000 + tuition, 2012-2017
  • Impact of Seasonal Variation in Hematocrit Nox, and ET-1 on Vascular Reactivity — National Institutes of Health, $401,127, 2008-2010
  • PRIME Grant for NIH R21 — Impact of Seasonal Variation in Hematocrit, Nox, and ET-1 on Vascular Reactivity — MU PRIME, $40,056, 2008-2010
  • Seasonal Variation of Hematocrit, Nitric Oxide and Fatigue in Young and Older Men — Iowa Gerontological Nursing Interventions Research Center, $15,000, 2005-2007
  • Venous Ulcers: Testing Effects of Compression and Position — National Institutes of Health, $995,898, 2001-2007