School of Nursing Faculty Grants

External Research Grants Awarded

Primary Investigator Title Funding Agency Amount
Dr. Alison Colbert Prenatal Support and Doula Services for Incarcerated Women Opportunity Fund $10,000
Dr. Linda Garand Evidence Based Mental Health Services for Distressed Military Family Caregivers
This grant will help researchers learn what types of responsibilities and challenges one experiences as a result of living with and caring for a post-9-11 Veteran or Service Member that sustained a combat-related TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
DOD $655,101
Dr. Melissa Kalarchian Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery - 3 (LABS - 3): Psychosocial Issues and Bariatric Surgery NIH $327,748
Angela Karakachian Nurses' Moral Distress as They Care for Victims of Child Maltreatment IAFN $3,500
Dr. Patricia Watts Kelley

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Veterans' Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Accounts of Care Partnerships with Service Members from Iraq and Afghanistan Wars


TriService Nursing Research Program



Dr. Khlood Salman and
Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu
Consortium for Christian/Muslim Dialogue Islamic Relief USA $10,000
Dr. Kathleen Sekula

Increasing the Number of SANEs via Digital Technologies

This grant enables the School of Nursing to offer scholarship opportunities to nurses interested in pursuing IAFN SANE certification.

HRSA $1,461,118
Dr. Rick Zoucha Celebrating Health in Pittsburgh's Diverse Communities $10,000

Scholarship Awarded

Primary Investigator Title Funding Agency Amount
Dr. Alison Colbert Jonas Scholars (18-20 Cohort) Jonas Foundation $20,000
(Year 1)
Dr. Catherine DeLuca The Nursing Faculty Loan Program HRSA $294,620
Dr. Denise Lucas CVS Health Advance Practice Nurse and Physicians Assistant Scholarship Grants CVS $5,000

Foundation Funding Awarded

Primary Investigator Title Funding Agency Amount
Dr. Alison Colbert Equity Access: Educating and Empowering Healthcare Providers to Make Healthcare More Accessible FISA Foundation $60,000
Dr. Alison Colbert Advancing Nursing Education in Care for People with Disabilities Using the ‘From Wrongs to Rights' Digital Archive FISA Foundation $25,000

Dr. Rebecca Kronk

Authentic Simulation: Promoting Better Healthcare for Children with Disabilities

STAGES II - A Theater Program for Youth
with Disabilities

Standardized Patients with Disabilities

Edith Trees

Edith Trees

Hearst Foundation




Dr. Rick Zoucha
Dr. Patricia Watts Kelley
and Team
Toward Mental Health Equity, Empowering Female Veterans: Promoting Mental Health First Aid Highmark Foundation $25,000