Awarded Grants & Contracts

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 and postdoctoral fellows.

Allison Anbari

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • The Impact of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema on Rural Survivors’ Return to Work — Sigma Theta Tau International/Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Grant, $4,576, 2019-2022

Jane Armer

Professor Emerita | Full Faculty Profile

  • Application of eXplainable Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Stratification/Prioritization of Patient Subpopulations for Deep Understanding of COVID-19 and Cancer Associations in Cerner Database — Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, $49,999, 2022-2023
  • Interdisciplinary Research Training in Health Behavior Science (T32) — National Institutes 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

Stefanie Birk

Assistant Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Among Nurses and in Communities — American Association of Colleges of Nursing , $70,000, 2022-2022

Miriam Butler

Assistant Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Expansion of Practitioner Education — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, $199,617, 2020-2022

Laurel Despins

Associate Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • How Clinic Nurses Triage Electronic Patient Messages — Mizzou Alumni Association, Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant, $2,332, 2018-2019
  • 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
  • Critical decisions in a complex environment: Intensive care nurses’ management of multiple signals of potential patient deterioration — Mizzou Alumni Association, Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant, $3,000, 2014-2015

Robin Harris

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program — Health Resources and Services Administration, $276,302, 2022-2023
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program — Health Resources and Services Administration, $221,679, 2021-2022
  • Online Care Management Program — Mizzou Online, $249,077, 2018-2022
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program — Health Resources and Services Administration, $110,102, 2020-2021
  • Nursing Education Incentive Program — Missouri State Board of Nursing, $150,000, 2019-2020
  • 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
  • Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship: Supporting the Preparation of Nurse Practitioners — Health Resources and Services Administration, $345,693, 2016-2018

Jennifer Hulett

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Feasibility of a Mantram Repetition Program to Promote Well-being in Women with Breast Cancer — MU Research Council, $10,000, 2021-2022

Kari Lane

Associate Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • iHEAR App Development and Feasibility Testing — MU Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center, 2018-2019
  • Patient-Centered Application Development to Assist Older Adults in Adjusting to Hearing Aids — MU Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center, $20,000, 2017-2018
  • Hybrid Cochlear Implants Candidates and Barriers to Implantation — University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, READ grant, $10,000, 2016-2018
  • Frequency Modulation System Use in Older Persons with Hearing Loss — University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, READ grant, $8,000, 2012-2013

Knoo Lee

Preparing Future Faculty for Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Fellow | Full Profile

  • Development of a Scenario-Based Virtual Learning Environment of Escalating Clinical Situation using VR Technology for Nursing Students — MU Office of Postdoctoral Education, MU Postdoctoral Research Grant program, $1,500, 2022-2023

Jennifer O’Connor

Assistant Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Exploring the Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Stay-At-Home Orders on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Social Interaction in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The PANSI Study — Zeta Delta Chapter-at-Large Sigma Theta Tau, $500, 2020-2021
  • Effects of a Community-based Foot Care Self-management Program in Older Adults without Diabetes — Sigma Theta Tau International Doris Bloch Research Grant, $4,662, 2018-2019

Gina Oliver

Teaching Professor |  Full Faculty Profile

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

Lori Popejoy

Associate Dean for Innovative Partnerships and Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Demonstration for the Age-friendly Sustainable Smart and Equitable Technologies (ASSETs) for Aging in Place — Missouri Department of Social Services, $2,320,998, 2021-2024
  • Developing improved guidelines for nursing home-associated viral respiratory infections: Learning from the COVID-19 experience — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, $1,900,948, 2021-2025
  • 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

Kimberly Powell

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • A National Report of Nursing Home Quality Measures and Information Technology — Columbia University subcontract (Prime: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), $352,276, 2020-2022

Marilyn Rantz

Curator’s Professor Emerita | Full Faculty Profile

  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $1,459,931, 2022-2023
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $1,031,747, 2021-2022
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri Tele-Infection Control Assessment and Response — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $2,664,614, 2020-2022
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $127,200, 2019-2020
  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program — St. Louis University subcontract (Prime: Health Resources and Services Administration), $125,000, 2019-2024
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $881,500, 2018-2019
  • 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

Blaine Reeder

Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Demonstration for the Age-friendly Sustainable Smart and Equitable Technologies (ASSETs) for Aging in Place — Missouri Department of Social Services, $2,320,998, 2021-2024

Anne Sales

Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Aligning Financial Incentives to Promote Rational Use of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer — University of Michigan subcontract (Prime: National Institutes of Health), $166,019, 2022-2027
  • Aging in Place: A Cross-Sector Partnership of Housing and Health Care — University of Michigan subcontract (Prime: National Institutes of Health), $23,142, 2022-2023
  • De-implementation of low value castration for men with prostate cancer — University of Michigan subcontract (Prime: National Institutes of Health), $42,471, 2022-2023
  • Improving Safe Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Population Health Approach — University of Michigan subcontract (Prime: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), $26,655, 2022-2023

LeeAnne Sherwin

Assistant Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • A single-arm feasibility study of a medication adherence intervention for adults with irritable bowel syndrome — MU Research Council, $10,000, 2022-2023
  • Developing and testing social support targeted messages to enhance medication adherence — Mizzou Alumni Association Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant, $3,895, 2021-2022
  • 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

  • Developing improved guidelines for nursing home-associated viral respiratory infections: Learning from the COVID-19 experience — Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, $1,900,948, 2021-2025
  • 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

Deidre Wipke-Tevis

Assistant Dean for Research and Associate Professor | Full Faculty Profile

  • Future of Nursing Scholars — Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $200,000, 2017-2021
  • 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

Sharon Zahn

Assistant Teaching Professor | Full Faculty Profile

    • Enhancing Student Success At Mizzou through EHR Go at the Sinclair School of Nursing — Office of the President, UM System, $99,990, 2022-2023