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Morone and Broden earn NINR F31 awards

Congratulations to two of our students, Jennifer Morone and Elizabeth Broden, on their recent F31 awards!

Jennifer Morone, MA-ATR, BS-RN, is working with Peter F. Cronholm, MD, MSCE, and Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN,on her proposal “Social determinants of health and self-management of Type 1 diabetes in black single-parent families.” A description of the study is below:

Black youth with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at risk for disparities in T1D treatment, management and outcomes, as compared to white and Hispanic youth. Risks are compounded in black youth from single-parent homes, in comparison to two-parent homes. Despite risks, the family voices of black youth from single-parent homes are underrepresented in T1D research. Daily family and self-management of T1D is critical to reducing the risk of poor diabetes outcomes, and the social determinants of health (SDOH) that families experience can substantially influence their ability to manage a chronic illness, like T1D. The purpose of this sequential exploratory mixed methods study, is to identify and explore the SDOH that influence T1D family and self-management in this at risk population.


Elizabeth Broden, BSN, RN, Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation is working with Martha A.Q. Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN, on her proposal “Caring for Actively Dying Children and their Parents in the Pediatric ICU: A Mixed Methods Study.” A description of the study is below:

Nursing care of actively dying children is grounded in an intimate understanding of the clinical presentation and perceived needs of dying children and their parents. This proposal will use a mixed-methods approach to better understand the nursing care needs of dying children and their parents in the PICU as defined through clinical data and parents’ perceptions. Aim 1: To quantitatively define clinical information, including baseline characteristics and care trajectories, of a cohort of PICU non-survivors of acute respiratory failure from multiple PICUs for whom life-sustaining treatments were withdrawn. Aim 2: To qualitatively explore the evolution of parents’ perceived needs, for their child and themselves, during and following the withdrawal of LST. Aim 3: To integrate clinical information with parent perceptions to examine the alignment of received care with the perceived needs of parents and the impact on subsequent parent outcomes.