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Faculty Funding


Advancing Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program
Funding agency:  Department of Health and Human Services:  Health Resources and Services Administration
PD:  Katherine Dontje PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Funding amount:  $1,431,912

Guys/Girls Opt for Activities for Life
Funding agency: NIH-NHLBI R61/R33
PI: Lorraine Robbins
Funding amount: $3,861,457

Using Facebook and Participatory Learning in an Intergenerational Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Head Start Preschoolers
Funding agency: NIH-NINIR R21
PI: Jiying Ling
Funding amount: $426,249

10/01/19 - 8/31/2020
Effects of Bright Light on Co-Occurring Cancer-Related Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Personalized Intervention
Funding agency: NIH-NINR R15
PI: Horng-Shiuann Wu
Funding amount: $244,241

Using SMART Design to Improve Symptom Management Strategies Among Cancer Patients
Funding agency: NIH-NCI R01
PI: Gwen Wyatt
Funding amount: $2,179,924


Consequences of COVID-19: Post-COVID Symptoms and Management
Funding Agency: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
PI: Horng-Shiuann Wu
Funding amount: $48,250

FirstSteps2Health: An Intergenerational Program to Promote Healthy Eating Habits
Funding agency: Michigan Health Endowment Fund
PI: Jiying Ling
Funding amount: $425,618

12/3/2018 - 11/30/2020
Burnout Prevention in Hospice and Palliative Care Workers
Funding agency: Hospice of Michigan / Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF)
PI: Rebecca Lehto
Funding amount: $495,300

Additional funding for non-research initiatives

Primary care Improved Outcomes with Nurses in Evolving and Expanding Roles (PIONEER)
Funding agency: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) / HRSA
PI: Dawn Goldstein
Funding amount: $43,874

Pink Impact: Breast Care at MSU
Funding agency: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Mid-Michigan
PI: Mary Smania
Funding amount: $49,997

Nurse Anesthesia Education: A Path to Mechanism to Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Rural America
Funding agency: HRSA
PI: Gayle Lourens
Funding amount: $10,573

Overcoming Barriers in Initiating Exclusive Breastfeeding: Evaluation of the "Momma, you've got this" breastfeeding educational modules
Funding agency: Ormes Endowment
PI: Joanne Goldbort
Funding amount: $2,000

Collaborative funded grants

Reducing Particulate Matter-Associated Cardiovascular Health Effects for Seniors
Funding agency: NIH R01
CoPI: Linda Keilman

Building Capacity in Human-Centered Design: Developing a Diabetes mHealth Application for and with Kenyan Adolescents
Funding agency: NIH-FIX R21
CoPI: Denise Hershey

Creating Inclusive Environments in Long-term Care for LGBT Older Adults
Funding agency: MSU (S3)
CoPI: Linda Keilman

Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Care: Virtual Reality Training for Health Professionals
Funding agency: MSU Trifecta
CoPI: Gayle Lourens


Emotional support and behavioral promotion among low-income families during COVID-19
Funding agency: MSU Trifecta
PI: Jiying Ling
Funding amount: $8,000

The Role of Circadian Rhythm in Managing Sleep/Wake Disturbance and Fatigue Using Tailored Bright Light During Chemotherapy: Consideration of Sex Differences
Funding agency: MSU Trifecta
PI: Hornig-Shiuann Wu
Funding amount: $8,000

Motivating Adolescents to Use Mindfulness Strategies to Promote Self-Regulation and Wellness: Boys & Girls Club of Lansing Pilot
Funding agency: MSU Trifecta
PI: Rebecca Lehto
Funding amount: $2,500

Testing the acceptability/feasibility information of a newly developed technology-mediated yoga-therapy based meditation program (YTM) designed specifically for informal CGs who care for patients with advanced cancer in the home environment.
Funding agency: Marjorie Holmes Award
PI: Rebecca Lehto
Funding amount: $2,500

Student Grants

Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholars
Funding Agency: Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
Student: Karla Palmer
Funding Amount: $10,000

Symptom Evaluation and Management of Childhood Cancer Survivors: Targeting Vincristine-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Funding Agency: American Nurses Foundation
Student: Deb Lee
Funding Amount: $4,996

Pain and Spiritual Quality of Life in Women with Advanced Breast Cancer: An Exploration of Synergistic Relationships
Funding Agency: American Nurses Foundation
Student: Megan Miller
Funding Amount: $4,994