Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, FAAN
Reducing Barriers to Palliative Care for Heart Failure Patients and Their Families
Dr. Marie Bakitas, Marie O'Koren Endowed Chair has recently been funded by the National Palliative Care Research Center to determine the efficacy of ENABLE: Comprehensive Heartcare For Patients and Caregivers, an intervention tailored to rural, older adults with advanced heart failure (HF) in reducing HF morbidity and improving patient and caregiver quality of life and quality of care. Read more...
Project ENABLE - Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends
Funded by the American Cancer Society, the objective of Dr. Bakitas' grant is to study whether a phone-based palliative care intervention can help reduce access disparities for veterans, minorities and patients from rural areas who have advanced cancer. Project ENABLE is a phone-based palliative care intervention for patients. Initial work has been done in an academic medical center setting.
June Cho, PhD, RN
Testosterone and Cortisol Levels in Infant Health and DevelopmentAssistant Professor Dr. June Cho has been awarded a five-year, $1.72 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Development for her proposal “Testosterone and Cortisol Levels in Infant Health and Development.”
Comfort Enah, PhD, RN
Innovative nursing interventions
Assistant Professor Comfort Enah, PhD, has been awarded a three-year, K01 grant from NINR for a project titled “Development of an HIV Prevention Game for African American Rural Adolescents.”
Video-gaming to prevent HIV in rural adolescents
C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN
Improved HIV disease management through health literacyAssistant Professor C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN has recently been named a UAB K-Scholar. This K-award provides salary for protected time devoted to both formal research training and for a mentored hands-on research experience.
Rita Jablonski, PhD, RN, ANP
Reducing Care-Resistant Behaviors in Persons with DementiaThe focus of Associate Professor, Dr. Jablonski’s program of research is on the development of interventions to reduce care-resistant behaviors exhibited by persons with dementia.
Mirjam Kempf, PhD
Reaching out to rural women with HIV; Improving clinical outcomes through TelemedicineAssociate Professor, Mirjam-Collette Kempf, PhD was awarded funding from the NIH- National Institute of Mental Health to fund a R34 project titled “Telemedicine to Improve Depression and Adherence in HIV + Women in the Rural South.”
Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN
Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN, has received a two-year grant from Women’s Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham for her project, "The Young Breast Cancer Survivorship Network (YBCSN)."