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Annual Nursing research Grant awards

2017 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that four sponsored grants were awarded at the 2017 ISONG World Congress. Thank you to University of Pittsburgh, ISONG Research Initiatives, Duquesne University, and Duke University for their support of these awards.

University of Pittsburgh/ISONG Research Award granted to:

Nancy Dubois for her research grant proposal entitled "Identification of Health and 16S Microbiome Characteristics of Ideal Stool Donors for Fecal Mirobiota Transplantations"

ISONG Research Initiatives/ISONG Research Award granted to:
Mitchell Knisely for his research grant proposal entitled "Identification of Associations Between Inflammatory Pathway Candidate Genes and Health-Related Quality of Life in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
Duquesne University/ISONG Research Award granted to:
Michelle Wright for her research grant proposal entitled "Characterization of Allele Specific DNA Methylation of PABPNI"
Duke University/ISONG Research Award granted to:
Lacy Wright Heinsberg for her research grant proposal entitled "Epigenetic Variation of the Iron Homeostasis Pathway in Patient Outcome Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage"

2016 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that two sponsored grants were awarded at the 2016 ISONG World Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Thank you to Duke University and Duquesne University for their support of these awards.
Duke University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

         Fay Wright for her research grant proposal entitled " Daily Diurnal Fatigue Variability and
         its Association with Genetic Expression of Inflammosome Pathways a Pilot Study


Duquesne University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

          Thomas Julian for his research grant proposal entitled  A BioBehavioral Model of
          Serotonin Genetics Impulsivity 
and Opioid Addiction

2015 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that two sponsored grants were awarded at the 2015 ISONG World Congress in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  These awards were supported by the following Universities and by the members of ISONG who have donated to the ISONG Research Initiative:


Duke University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

             Kosuke Niitsu for his research grant proposal entitled "Genetic Influence on Resilience
            to Potentially Traumatic Events”

Duquesne University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

             Mayu Frank for her research grant proposal entitled "Cell-Free DNA: Measuring
              Inflammation in Women
 with Rheumatoid Arthritis”

2014  Grant Award Recipients

This year, because there were multiple awards, one was designated for an early career researcher (PhD student, Postdoctoral fellow or PhD no more than 3 years beyond earning PhD) and the others were awarded to ISONG members at any stage of his or her career, based upon scientific merit determined by peer review. We are delighted to announce that five sponsored grants were awarded in 2014.

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Caroline Benjamin for her research grant proposal entitled: "Development of a Discrete Choice Experiment: Exploring Patient Preferences for a New Model of Genetic Service Delivery in a Sample of Patients with Gynecological Cancers"

University of Maryland School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Ansley Stanfill for her research grant proposal entitled: "Genetic Contributions to Depression and Anxiety after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage"

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Nicole Osier for her research grant proposal entitled "Effect of Genotype on Response to Melatonin Therapy in Brain Injury"

University of New Mexico College of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Rebecca Hamilton for her research grant proposal entitled "A Longitudinal Study of Women Living with BRCA Mutation"

University of Iowa College of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Patricia Hershberger for her research grant proposal entitled "Disclosing Genetic Origins to Donor-Egg Conceived Children: Engaging Parents, Children and their Egg Donors"

University of Iowa College of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Martha Driessnack for her research grant proposal entitled "Disclosing Genetic Origins to Donor-Egg Conceived Children: Engaging Parents, Children and their Egg Donors"

Please contact Amy Spikula at amy@isong.org to sponsor an ISONG Research Grant. 

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