A Dean's Scholar Award (DSA) provides seed monies to fund pilot projects in research, innovative educational programs, and/or clinical partnership programs.
Proposals for the DSA program are expected to lead to the submission of a competitive external research grant application, proposal for a new or innovative extension of an educational/curricular program, or a viable clinical partnership.
The program is designed to facilitate faculty contributions to the development and advancement of nursing scholarship through research, education, and practice, and/or to foster collaborative partnerships with scientists and clinicians within UAB, University Hospital, and the larger health care community.
The relationship between health literacy, health numeracy, and cognition to HIV health outcomes
With the funds received from the 2011-2012 Dean's Scholar Award, Assistant Professor C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN will recruit 120 patients living with HIV to participate in a pilot study to determine their levels of health literacy, health numeracy, as well as cognitive function.
|HIV-infected women's perspective on telemedicine delivered mental health services
HIV-infected women's perspective on telemedicine delivered mental health services
Using funding from her 2011-2012 Dean's Scholar Award, Assistant Professor Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH, will evaluate the acceptability of telemedicine technology in the delivery of mental health services among HIV-infected women seeking clinical care at a regional AIDS Outreach organization.
Smart pump simulation, design, development and testing
2010-2011 Dean's Scholar Awardee, Assistant Professor Beth Elias, PhD, MS, sought to develop a computer-based simulation of a Smart Intravenous Infusion Pump and to verify and validate the simulation, comparing it to the actual Smart Pump with both Usability Testing and a User Satisfaction survey. The study was conducted in consultation with Dr. Alan Shih and Marcus Dillavou from the School of Engineering who assisted with the development of the SSPT interface. Also consulting on the proposed project was Dr. Jacqueline Moss who has conducted previous medication administration simulation studies utilizing simulated system interfaces.