Fall 2016

Alabama Board of Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

The Alabama legislature has appropriated $166,027 for graduate scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. Registered nurses pursuing graduate degrees at Alabama schools are eligible to apply. The amount of each scholarship and the number of scholarships awarded will not be available until September.  The application and instructions are available on the Board’s website,  www.abn.alabama.gov, under “Nursing Programs,” then “Graduate Scholarships.” 

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award - Deadlines June 1 and December 1

Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.

VA Quality Scholars Fellowship

The VA Quality Scholars Fellowship is actively recruiting for this fellowship for the next cohort, which begins July 1, 2015 (and ends June 30, 2017).  PhDs and DNPs may apply (pre-docs may apply; post-docs are preferred).Any questions?  Please contact Patricia Patrician, RN, PhD at ppatrici@uab.edu

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces openings for the 2015 – 2016 academic year of its Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services for Veterans with serious mental illness. The Fellowship Program is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical education is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting. Fellows will work with Veterans with serious mental illnesses and receive training in delivering a range of evidence-based services. The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program is to develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transform mental health care systems in the 21st century by emphasizing functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery. Applications will be accepted and reviewed at each site until all positions are filled.

Have a Scholarship Opportunity you would like to share? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

Dr. Frank's Funding Picks - Fall 2016

Dear Faculty,

New grant listings this week come from a variety of funding sources including:

  • HRSA - Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program
  • NIH - Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets in Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, and Sleep Disorders,
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Policy Fellows Program
  • Department of Defense - U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research
  • Foundation - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test
  • Foundation - Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide prevention Grant

Please see the attachment for links and more information.

- Dr. Jennifer Frank

Funding Announcements - Summer 2016

Dr. Jennifer Frank's Grant Picks!

Request for Applications: Research Projects on Disparities in African American Men's Health throughout the Life Course - LOI Due Oct 14

The Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS) (U54MD008620), led by the University of Minnesota and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, invites applications for translational and community-based research projects on disparities in the health of African American males in the following areas:

  • chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, hepatitis C, and cancer
  • unintentional and violence-related injuries and homicide
  • head injuries in athletes

CCTS 2017 Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot Project- LOI Due 10/17

Up to $60,000 is available to support full-time faculty who are early investigators (please see NIH definition). Applications will also be accepted from established investigators with a previous history of funding with justification of eligibility. PIs must be based at any one of the 11 CCTS Partner Institutions. Postdocs may be eligible if a faculty appointment at a CCTS Partner institution is on the horizon, with a start date on or before April 1, 2017 – as part of the application, the investigator should include a letter from the Department Chair reflecting such. Click here for more information.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Grant Application due November 15

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) provides Pilot Grants to investigators at any level. These grants provide seed funding for new projects that have the potential to lead to larger investigations. These grants typically entail feasibility studies rather than hypothesis-driven research. Click here for more information.

Rolling Deadlines

American Cancer Society Grants

Find information on ACS grants for special initiatives, independent investigators, mentored research, health professional training, professorships, and international programs. As the nation's largest private, not-for-profit source of funds for scientists studying cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) focuses its funding on investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed proposals. This process ensures that scientists propose projects that they believe are ready to be tackled with the available knowledge and techniques. This intellectual freedom encourages discovery in areas that scientists believe are most likely to solve the problems of cancer. Grant Application Deadlines: Grant applications for most grant types are accepted two times per year – April 1 and October 15. Please review the individual grant type pages listed below or the full listing of all grant deadlines for more information.

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

The ANF is accepting applications for its Nursing Research Grant (NRG) Program. The program will provide up to $225,000 in research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers.

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Pfizer offers support for independently-run health care quality improvement initiatives through online resources and medical education grants.

The Commonwealth Fund 

The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The CF is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Their grantmaking is focused primarily in five priority areas.  A number of grant opportunities are available.

Susan G. Komen Grant Funding Opportunities

American Heart Association 

Funding Opportunities - The American Heart/Stroke Association is committed to identifying and supporting specific science areas deemed vital to achieving our mission and strategic objectives.

Have a Funding announcement you would like to have added to the next update?
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu

SON Talks & Conferences

PhD Final Defense - Bryan Wilbanks - October 20 2:15 -4:15

Bryan Wilbanks, DNP, CRNA, will defend his dissertation "The Effect of Data-entry Template Design and Anesthesia Provider Workload on Documentation Quality, Documentation Efficiency, and User-satisfaction" in LRC room 114.  Available through GoTo Meetings, for more information please contact JoeAnn Kennedy at joeann@uab.edu or 205-996-5213

PhD Final Defense - Timiya Nolan - Nov 17, 2016 from 1:00 - 3:00

Timiya Nolan, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, will defend her dissertation "Exploring the Lived Experience of Young African American Breast Cancer Survivorship to Inform the Adaptation of a Psychoeducational Intervention; Y-AMBIENT""LRC room 104. Available through GoTo Meetings, for more information please contact JoeAnn Kennedy at joeann@uab.edu or 205-996-5213

Data Daze 2016

Are you rusty with SPSS data entry? Unsure which statistical test to use & when? Need to refresh and hone your data management & statistical skills?  Then these are the talks for you!   UAB SON Statisticians, Dr. Azuero and Dr. Raju will lead these valuable sessions. This year all of the meetings will be available live via your computer, tablet or smartphone via GoTo Meetings.

RSVP to Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu or 205-934-2145 or join the day of the meeting via the GoTo Meeting links below.

Data Daze Session 1: Creating a database in SPSS

Tue, Oct 18, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Daylight Time

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/652961757 You can also dial in using your phone, United States +1 (669) 224-3412, Access Code: 652-961-757

Data Daze Session 2: Summarizing Descriptive Data

Wed, Nov 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Central Daylight Time

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/721181965 You can also dial in using your phone, United States +1 (571) 317-3112, Access Code: 721-181-965

Data Daze Session 3: Basic Inferential Stats

Tue, Nov 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Standard Time

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/571112333 You can also dial in using your phone, United States +1 (872) 240-3311, Access Code: 571-112-333

Data Daze Session 4: Step-by-Step Analysis of 2 Research Projects

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Standard Time

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/636979997 You can also dial in using your phone, United States +1 (408) 650-3123, Access Code: 636-979-99

Have a UAB SON talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update? 
email Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu