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Brown, Lisa and Jallo, Nancy
Effect of Cannabis on Brain Connectivity Associated with Maternal Attachment: A Pilot Study in Postpartum Women
CCTR Pilot Imaging Grant
7/01/2020 to 4/30/2022 

Burns, Dana
Longitudinal Educational Study to Evaluate the Impact of a Structured Primary Care Dyad Model on FNP Student Outcomes
SON’s 2021 Clinical Scholars Program Award
8/1/2021 to 07/31/2022

Buxhoeveden, Stephanie (PhD Mentor: Swift-Scanlan)
Exploring genetic and epigenetic drivers of sex-based differences in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Omega VCU Chapter Grant

Chung, Jane
VERIWell:  Voice Technology Education and Resources for Improving Wellbeing Among Older Adults
SON’s Feierstein-Bresenoff Innovations Award
07/01/2021 to 06/30/2022

Chung, Jane
Out-of-home mobility assessment in dementia patient/caregiver dyads
CCTR Endowment Fund
01/15/2020 to 01/31/2022 NCE 

Chung, Jane
Voice2Connect: Informing the Design of Smart Speakers for Social Connectedness in Low-Income Older Adults
R03 from NIH / National Institute on Aging
09/30/2020 to 05/31/2022 

Cloutier, Rachel
VCNP Doctoral Scholarship
09/06/2019-12/30/2022 NCE 

Diallo, Ana
A Formative Evaluation of a Mobile Market to Increase Access and Consumption of Vegetables among Low-income Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Dollings, Melissa (PhD Mentor: Brown)
Splanchnic Oxygenation and Feeding Intolerance in the Very Low Birthweight Infant
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

Falls, Kathie
A Formative Evaluation of a Mobile Market to Increase Access and Consumption of Vegetables among Low-income Older Adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic
School of Nursing Intramural Grant Funds
11/01/2020 to 07/31/2022 

Kinser, Patricia
“Mamma Mia”: A multisite randomized controlled trial of an internet-based program for preventing and reducing perinatal depressive symptoms
RO1 from National Institutes of Health/NICHD
04/06/2020 to 03/31/2025

And R01 Administrative Supplement
09/01/2021 to 08/31/2022 

Kinser, Patricia
Biobehavioral perspectives on social connectedness and the “Mindful Moms” intervention for marginalized pregnant women with depression
R01 from National Institutes of Health/NINR
05/06/2021 to 02/28/2026

Mohanraj, Lathika
Role of microRNAs in autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation outcomes
VCU’s Massey Cancer Center’s Tina L. Bachas Nursing Research Award
07/20/2021 to 07/20/2022

Pretzer-Aboff, Ingrid
Optimizing Vibration Therapy to Improve Gait and Balance in Parkinson’s disease
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
01/23/2019 to 03/31/2022 NCE 

Pretzer-Aboff, Ingrid
The Parkinson’s Sock – Prototype Design and Development
School of Nursing Intramural Grant Funds
07/01/2019 to 06/30/2022 NCE

Pretzer-Aboff, Ingrid
SCH: Context-aware Freezing of Gait mitigation in a real-world setting
R01 National Institutes on Health
12/01/2020 to 11/30/2023  

Proffitt, Tracye
Cognitive Impairment, Physical Impairment, and Psychological Symptoms in Intensive Care Unit Survivors:  A Pilot Study
VCU Wright Center Clinical Research Voucher Award Program
12/01/2019 to 11/30/2021 NCE 

Proffitt, Tracye
Post intensive care syndrome in medical intensive care unit survivors Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses - Nursing Research Grant
08/05/2020 to 08/04/2022

Robins, Jo Lynne
Course Redesign Proposal, Pilot, and Final
VCU Course Redesign Program
07/01/2019 to 06/30/2022

Salisbury, Amy (site PI)
Life-course examination of genomics, affect, and neurocognitive changes following COVID-19 Infection: the LEGACI cohort
Rhode Island Hospital (funding from NIH/NHLBI)
Kinser, Patricia (Site co-PI)
2021 – 2025 

Salisbury, Amy
Prenatal Opioids, Infants Sleep and the Gut Microbiome
VCU’s Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ)
07/01/2021 – 12/31/2022

Salisbury, Amy
Efficacy of a Prenatal Yoga Intervention for Antenatal Depression
Butler Hospital (funding from NIH/NICHD R01)
Cynthia Battle (PI), Role: Co-Investigator
8/1/2020 – 6/30/2021 NCE 

Salisbury, Amy
Electronic Cigarettes During Pregnancy: Impact on Fetal Development
Miriam Hospital (funding from NIH/NIDA R01)
Lara Stroud (co-PI), Role: mPI
08/01/2020 – 05/31/2023

Salisbury, Amy
Prenatal Marijuana: Impact on Infant Neurobehavior, Stress, & Epigenetic Mechanisms
Miriam Hospital (funding from NIH/NIDA R01)
(Lara Stroud, PI), Role: Co-Investigator
08/01/2020 – 07/31/2022

Sargent, Lana
Socially Relevant Approaches to the Detection of Dementia in Older Adults Living in Community-Based Settings
Presidential Research Quest Fund Award
07/01/2019 to 6/30/2021 NCE 

Sargent, Lana
The Association of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Phenotypes with Cognition in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study
CCTR Individual Endowment Fund
02/01/2021 to 07/31/2022

Shockey, Debra and Jallo, Nancy
Cues to Conclusions (C2C):  Shared Scenarios to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Students
School of Nursing Clinical Scholars Fund
07/01/2019 to 07/01/2022 NCE 

Smith, Shelly
Population Level Examination of Virginia’s Utilization of Telehealth Services Pre COVID 19
School of Nursing Clinical Scholars Fund
08/01/2020 to 10/01/2022 NCE

Swift-Scanlan, Theresa
Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of COMT, a Key Moderator of Cognitive Decline
NIH/National Institute of Nursing Research
8/10/2018 to 5/31/2023 

Community Engagement

Diallo, Ana
Measuring food insecurity and dietary patterns of residents of the East End, Richmond, VA
VCU School of Nursing Intramural Grant Program
07/01/2019 - 11/30/2021

Parsons, Pamela
Housing Instability Risk Reduction for Older Adults
Regirer Foundation
01/01/2020 - present
Parsons, Pamela
COVID-19 Community Based Survey Phase II
Senior Connections
01/01/2021 to 09/30/2021 
Parsons, Pamela
COVID-19 Community Based Survey Phase II
Independent Living
01/01/2021 to 09/30/2021 
Parsons, Pamela
Improving Social Connectedness among Older Adults
AARP Foundation
01/01/2020 to 12/31/2022
Parsons, Pamela
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Subcontract to School of Nursing
07/01/2015 to 06/30/2024 



Ameringer, Suzanne
Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Contact Admissions Office for Scholarship/Aid
7/1/2020-Indefinite (until spent) 
Robins, Jo Lynne
Primary care Improved Outcomes with Nurses in Evolving and Expanding Roles (PIONEER)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
7/1/2018 to 6/30/2022  
Wynd, Christine
Building Psychological Capital, Communication Competence, and Authentic Leadership through Simulations with Baccalaureate Nursing Students
National League for Nursing: NLN Nursing Education Research Grant
09/01/2019 to 06/30/2022
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