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Posted July 2014

Penn Nursing Receives One of the First Future of Nursing Scholars Grants to Prepare PhD Nurses

​University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of only 14 schools of nursing nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs. As an inaugural grantee of the Future of Nursing Scholars program, Penn Nursing will select two nursing students to receive financial support, mentoring, and leadership development over the three years of their PhD programs. The Future of Nursing Scholars progra...
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Awards
Posted August 2013

Grant for Adolescent Diabetes Management Technology


​Managing adolescent diabetes just got another boost from the National Institute of Health (NIH). In July, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH awarded Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $242,171. This grant is for the Technology-enabled Type 1 Diabetes Education and Support system, also known as T1DES.   The T1DES system provides the web-based management assessment tools along with tailored educational information. This comprehensive program also generates one-page clinician reports. Along with an appointment remi...

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Awards
Posted October 2011

Studying the Relationship Between Where People Live and Good Health

Matthew D. McHugh, PhD, CRNP, MPH, JD, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, has won a competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study the relationships among where people live, where they receive hospital care, and the outcomes of that care. Dr. McHugh is one of just 12 nurse educators from around the country to receive the three-year $350,000 Nurse Faculty Scholar award this year. It is given to junior faculty who show outstanding promise as future leaders in academic nursing. “The RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar program will provide a great opportunity for me to grow as a nurse scientist and become a leading nursing outcomes and policy researcher,” Dr. McHug...
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Awards
Posted August 2010

Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner Accomplishes A First


  Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner has been awarded a U10 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as Principal Investigator (PI) of the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). Dr. Bruner, the Independence Professor of Nursing Education at the University of Pennsylvania and co-program leader of the Cancer Control Program at the Abramson Cancer Center, is the first woman and first nurse to be awarded PI of a NCI sponsored cancer clinical trials cooperative group. The RTOG CCOP is the only CCOP research base focused solely on providing radiation (RT) and combination therapy-related symptom amelioration trials, and state-of-the-art RT treatment trials to the CCOP community, accruing close to 2000 patients over the last five years. The...

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