IU School of Nursing Receives NIH Grant

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(Photos courtesy of the IU School of Nursing) (Photos courtesy of the IU School of Nursing)

The National Institutes of Health has awarded two Indiana University School of Nursing faculty members a nearly $2 million grant to develop nurse scientists who look for new ways to manage serious chronic diseases.

The program, run by researchers Susan Rawl and Susan Pressler, is designed to train nurses who have completed their master’s degree or Ph.D. and wish to conduct scientific research, collect and analyze data and reporting their findings.

"It gives them the knowledge and skills to pursue cutting-edge science to help patients and families self-manage chronic conditions," said Susan Rawl, Ph.D. and Professor of Science of Nursing Care.

The School of Nursing says in this program the scientists are looking for new ways to prevent and manage the patient’s care who suffer from long-term health conditions, such as cancer, heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease.

The $1.8 million grant will fund a fellowship program for new predoctoral and postdoctoral students.

Following the completion of their training, the nurse scientists will be able to develop and apply frameworks that guide research and develop interventions in those serious health cases.

(Photo left to right Susan Pressler and Susan Rawl)

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