CUSON Sponsored Projects

Principal Investigator: Suzanne Bakken
Project Title: Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics (T32 NR007969)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$965,155
Project Period: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017
Project Description: The goal is to provide research training in informatics for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees.


Principal Investigator: Suzanne Bakken
Project Title: Wireless Informatics Support for Evidence-based APN Care (D11 HP07346)
Funder: DHHS-HRSA
$662,798
Project Period: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: The goal of this competitive renewal is to reduce health disparities in underserved populations through preparing Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) students, faculty, and preceptors to use informatics approaches for improving patient safety and enhancing evidence-based practice in a culturally competent manner.


Principal Investigator: Suzanne Bakken
Project Title: Developing an Evaluation Plan for NLM AIDS Community Information Outreach Program
Funder: NIH-NLM
$50,000
Project Period: 8/26/2011 - 6/9/2012
Project Description: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for a follow-up process and outcome evaluation of the NLM AIDS Community Information Outreach Program.


Principal Investigator: Suzanne Bakken
Project Title: Washington Heights Initiative Community- based comparative Effectiveness Research (WICER) (R01 HS019853)
Funder: DHHS-AHRQ
$992,640
Project Period: 3/1/2012 - 9/29/2013
Project Description: The overall goal of this project is to advance comparative effectiveness research designed to improve hypertension care delivery and population outcomes by building on an existing institution focused data infrastructure to create a robust community-focused data infrastructure that will support the kinds of innovative studies needed to effectively tackle seemingly intractable public health problems.


Principal Investigator: Suzanne Bakken
Project Title: Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved (CEBP) (P30 NR010677)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$2,317,298
Project Period: 9/29/2007 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: The primary aim of this Center is to facilitate the development of biobehavioral research capacity in self-management for underserved populations through the funding of research studies and the implementation of four interdisciplinary cores (Administrative; Self-Management, Biobehavioral, and Informatics; Design, Methods, Biostatistics, and Economic Analysis; Dissemination and Translation).


Principal Investigator: Mary Byrne
Project Title: Maternal and Child Outcomes of a Prison Nursery Program (R01 NR007782)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$1,598,450
Project Period: 9/19/2008 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: The broad, long-term objectives of this renewal application are to continue the pioneering contributions our series of studies are making to knowledge concerning incarcerated parents and their children, specifically the reentry outcomes of those children and women who co-reside in a prison nursery during the early infancy months.


Principal Investigator: Mary Byrne
Project Title: Center for Children and Families Award
Funder: Viola W. Bernard Foundation, Inc.
$10,000
Project Period: 12/12/2011 - 12/11/2012
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Principal Investigator: Eileen Evanina
Project Title: Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Grant (A22 HP00047)
Funder: HRSA
$24,062
Project Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
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Principal Investigator: Richard Garfield
Project Title: Development of Two Methods to Estimate Excess Deaths Among Non-Combatants in Conflicts
Funder: CUSON WHO Collaborating Center
$10,000
Project Period: 11/1/2011 - 10/31/2012
Project Description: This pilot study aims to identify trends in yearly changes in the size of the human population around the world affected by conflict by level of conflict intensity over the last 60 years, and specify patterns of excess mortality among children under five years of age among African countries having experienced a military conflict at some time in the last 30 years.


Principal Investigator: Kathleen Hickey
Project Title: CHANGE: Changing Healthcare and Nursing through Genetics (#66515)
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$350,052
Project Period: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012
Project Description: The goal of this Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program award is to support the growth of Dr. Hickey as an independent nursing scholar and provide funds to conduct research focused on cardiogenetics in an ICD population.


Principal Investigator: Kathleen Hickey
Project Title: Home ECG Monitoring to Detect Allograft Rejection Following Heart Transplantation (Subcontract to R01 NR012003)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$1,123,104
Project Period: 3/15/2011 - 1/31/2016
Project Description: The long-term goal of this research is to apply novel technology for detection of donor organ (allograft) rejection to improve patient outcomes following heart transplantation. The specific goal of this study is to determine whether daily monitoring of the transplant recipient’s electrocardiogram (ECG) using a simple home device with transmission to an ECG Core Laboratory would provide an early biomarker for acute rejection.


Principal Investigator: Judy Honig
Project Title: Nurse Faculty Loan Program (E01 HP012941)
Funder: DHHS-HRSA
$167,986
Project Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
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Principal Investigator: Judy Honig
Project Title: Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (T08 HP22464)
Funder: DHHS-HRSA
$36,598
Project Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
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Principal Investigator: Ritamarie John
Project Title: Buzzing to Lessen Immunization Pain (BLIP) Study
Funder: Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
$5,000
Project Period: 2/1/2012 - 1/31/2014
Project Description: The purpose of this randomized control trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of two different buzzers (BUZZER; NUMMER PRO) in reducing immunization pain of adolescents between ages 10-18 years.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Distribution of the Costs of Antimicrobial Resistant Infections (R01 NR010822)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$1,659,767
Project Period: 9/28/2007 - 5/31/2012
Project Description: The proposed research will develop estimates of the distribution of the extra costs associated with antimicrobial resistance and assess how policies that change incentives could spur adoption of effective interventions.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance (TIRAR) (T90 NR010824)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$1,056,914
Project Period: 9/18/2007 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: This training grant prepares pre- and post-doctoral scholars for participation and leadership in interdisciplinary research to reduce antimicrobial resistance by creating an interdisciplinary research curriculum; developing CIRAR pre- and postdoctoral training programs; implementing a faculty training program in interdisciplinary research; and developing and maintaining programmatic self-evaluation and revision mechanisms.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Risk Factors for Spread of Staphylococcus aureus in Prisons (R01 AI082536)
Funder: NIH-NIAID
$3,691,537
Project Period: 8/15/2009 - 7/31/2014
Project Description: The long term goal of this project is to develop strategies that will prevent and control transmission of S. aureus within the prison system as well as in similar crowded environments. This is a multiple PI project with Dr. Frank Lowy in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Impact of Automated Surveillance on MRSA Isolation (U50 CD3000-860-21 Cost Extension)
Funder: CDC-APTR
$120,000
Project Period: 9/30/2010 - 9/29/2012
Project Description: This is a 1-year cost extension for the project which is testing the impact of an automated surveillance system on the monitoring of and compliance with isolation precautions to prevent the spread of a major healtcare-associated pathogen, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Children in Chronic Care Facilities: How Often Are They Touched? (DWH CU11-1778)
Funder: Deb Worldwide Healthcare, Inc.
$18,736
Project Period: 6/9/2011 - 7/31/2012
Project Description: This project aims to conduct a preliminary survey of current infection prevention and surveillance practices in four pediatric chronic care facilities in the greater New York area, and shadow a random sample of children in these facilities to determine the frequency of opportunities for hand hygiene.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Student Utilization of Hygiene Deterrents to Sickness (The SUDS Study)
Funder: The Clorox Company
$116,181
Project Period: 9/1/2011 - 7/31/2012
Project Description: The aims of this study are to (1) describe the knowledge, practices and beliefs about personal and home hygiene held by college students living in dormitories; (2) examine and quantify the microbial flora present on surfaces in students’ dormitory rooms and bathrooms; (3) determine whether there is an association between reported knowledge, practices and beliefs about personal and home hygiene and frequency of illness; and (4) determine whether there is an association between microbial flora found in dormitory environments and frequency of illness.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: The STEP Project: Stopping Transmission is Everyone's Priority
Funder: Deb Worldwide Healthcare, Inc.
$91,430
Project Period: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012
Project Description: The goal of this project is to improve hand hygiene practices by providing meaningful feedback to staff which motivates them to increase their adherence to guidelines.


Principal Investigator: Elaine Larson
Project Title: Training in Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (TIRI) (T32 NR013454)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$1,093,300
Project Period: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017
Project Description: The goal of this training grant is to prepare pre- and post-doctoral scholars for participation and leadership in interdisciplinary research to prevent infections.


Principal Investigator: Robert Lucero
Project Title: Self Assessment via a Personal Health Record (SAPHeR) (P30 NR010677)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$113,700
Project Period: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: This is a project funded under the Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved (PI: S. Bakken). This feasibility study will test the use of a module for self-risk assessment and management for fall and injury prevention that can be integrated into a personal health record (PHR) for use by patients who are discharged from an emergency room after a fall.


Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Merrill
Project Title: Network Analysis of Local Health Officers Advice Networks - Phase II (Subcontract)
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
$140,441
Project Period: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
Project Description: This project will identify communities of health officers associated with local PH systems; investigate correlations between communities of health officers and characteristics of local PH systems; determine if network position of individual local health officers is associated with characteristics of local health systems; and identify ways to use this knowledge to facilitate efforts to rapidly convey new research findings and improve the practice of public health.


Principal Investigator: Luisine Poghosyan
Project Title: Validation of Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire (R03 HS020999)
Funder: DHHS-AHRQ
$100,000
Project Period: 9/30/2011 - 9/29/2013
Project Description: The goal of this study is to develop a survey instrument to measure organizational climates in primary care settings to identify organizational climate attitudes that impact nurse practitioners' abilities to provide timely, high quality, and safe care to the American public.


Principal Investigator: Luisine Poghosyan
Project Title: Development and Initial Testing of the Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Organizational Climate Questionnaire (NP-PCOCQ)
Funder: CUSON Center for Health Policy
$3,840
Project Period: 11/1/2011 - 10/31/2012
Project Description: The purpose of this study is to develop and test an instrument that will measure the organizational climate in primary care settings from nurse practitioners’ perspectives.


Principal Investigator: Nancy Reame
Project Title: TRAining Nurse Scientists in Interdisciplinary & Translational Research in the Underserved (TRANSIT) (D09 HP14667)
Funder: DHHS-HRSA
$735,350
Project Period: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: The purpose of TRANSIT is to increase the number of nursing faculty in Schools of Nursing and health care settings prepared to conduct interdisciplinary, practice-relevant research that benefits underserved urban communities.


Principal Investigator: Lisa Saiman
Project Title: Improving Antimicrobial Prescribing Practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (R01 NR010821)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$4,640,713
Project Period: 7/24/2008 - 4/30/2013
Project Description: The long-term objectives of this clinical trial are to reduce antimicrobial resistance by implementing innovative interdisciplinary interventions aimed to improve antibiotic prescribing practices in the neonatal intensive care unit and thereby define the optimal interventions for this population.


Principal Investigator: Rebecca Schnall
Project Title: Evaluation of the Implementation of the NY State HIV Testing Law in the Emergency Department
Funder: CUSON Center for Health Policy
$7,650
Project Period: 11/1/2011 - 10/31/2012
Project Description: The goal of this project is to understand the implementation of the new HIV testing law in the ED by examining the workflow and information needs of ED clinicians, staff and administrators.


Principal Investigator: Rebecca Schnall
Project Title: HEAL 6 NY (Subcontract)
Funder: New York State Department of Health
$100,000
Project Period: 11/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Project Description: The aims of this subcontract with NYPH are to (1) To assess the information needs of adolescents related to health promotion activities, health issues and medication adherence and (2) To explore adolescents’ interaction with mobile devices for health promotion activities and their perceptions of the predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors related to use of mobile technology for health promotion.


Principal Investigator: Jennifer Smith
Project Title: The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship in Honor of Dean Helen Petit
Funder: The Rudin Foundation
$40,000
Project Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Smith
Project Title: The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship in Memory of May Rudin
Funder: The Rudin Foundation
$40,000
Project Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Smith
Project Title: The Lincoln Fund for Minority Nurse Scholarships
Funder: The Lincoln Fund
$50,000
Project Period: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Smith
Project Title: The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation Oncology Scholarship
Funder: The Rudin Foundation
$80,000
Project Period: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Smith
Project Title: Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant
Funder: Scholl Foundation
$25,000
Project Period: 11/1/2011 - 10/31/2012
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Principal Investigator: Jennifer Smith
Project Title: Frueauff Foundation Scholarship
Funder: Frueauff Foundation
$20,000
Project Period: 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012
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Principal Investigator: Patricia Stone
Project Title: Jonas Nursing Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Research (JCNE CU08-8329)
Funder: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
$607,500
Project Period: 7/15/2008 - 7/14/2012
Project Description: The goals are (1) to expand the number of PhD graduates in nursing prepared to succeed as researcher-educators and who are committed to academic careers in the greater New York City area; and (2) to establish an innovative training model for future nursing faculty leadership in clinical and translational research.


Principal Investigator: Patricia Stone
Project Title: Prevention of Nosocomial Infections and Cost-Effectiveness Refined (P-NICER) (R01 NR010107)
Funder: NIH-NINR
$1,906,665
Project Period: 6/1/2010 - 5/31/2013
Project Description: The aims are 1) Use a descriptive exploratory approach to qualitatively describe the phenomena of infection prevention, surveillance, and control in hospitals; 2) Assess the impact of the intensity of infection control processes on device associated and organism specific HAI rates in adult and pediatric ICUs across the nation; and 3) Determine the impact of state regulated mandatory reporting on infection control processes and HAI rates.


Principal Investigator: Patricia Stone
Project Title: Jonas Nurse Leaders Program (2010-2012)
Funder: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
$88,000
Project Period: 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012
Project Description: This program, which supports 4 nurse scholars, is designed to improve nurse recruitment and retention, increase ethnic and racial diversity among the nursing workforce, advance innovative practice models, and improve nursing practice settings.


Principal Investigator: Patricia Stone
Project Title: Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program (2012-2014)
Funder: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
$50,000
Project Period: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
Project Description: This scholarship supports 3 PhD scholars and 2 DNP scholars as Jonas Nurse Leaders.


Principal Investigator: Argerie Tsimicalis
Project Title: Testing the Usability of SiSom
Funder: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society
$2,500
Project Period: 6/1/2011 - 5/31/2012
Project Description: The aim of this project is to test the usability of SiSom, an interactive assessment tool, to enhance the symptom management of children with cancer in Northern Manhattan.


Principal Investigator: Laura Zeidenstein
Project Title: Saving Mothers in Bangladesh: Prevention and Management of Emergencies in Rural Settings
Funder: CUSON Center for Children and Families
$10,000
Project Period: 10/18/2011 - 10/17/2012
Project Description: The overall objective of this project is to provide protective health care interventions in rural Bangladesh regions to meet the complex needs of laboring women at high risk for dying in childbirth.


 

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