Past Nursing Research Grant Recipients



Brittany Koons, PhD, RN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
"Prospective Study of Symptom Profiles and Length of Post-transplant Hospitalization Among Lung Transplant Candidates"

Benjamin Tarrant, B.Physio
Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
"Post-operative, Inpatient Rehabilitation After Lung Transplant Evaluation (PIRATE): A Feasibility Study"


Martha Abshire, PhD, RN
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
"The Context of VAD Caregiving: A Mixed Methods, Dyadic Study"

Mary Amanda Dew, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in the Late Years After Cardiothoracic Transplantation"


Samantha Anthony, PhD, MSW
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
"Improving the Care of Pediatric Thoracic Transplant Candidates and Recipients Through the Integration of Patient-Reported Outcomes into Clinical Practice"


Mohammad Alrawashdeh, BSN, MSN
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"Clinicians’ Acceptance of Interactive Health Technologies to Support Patients’ Self-Management"

ISHLT/Enduring Hearts Joint Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health Research Grant

Melissa Cousino, PhD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
"Decision Making in Adolescents and Young Adults Pre- and Post-Heart Transplantation"


JiYeon Choi, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"Tele-rehabilitation for Lung Transplant Candidates and Recipients"


Lea Ann Matura, PhD, RN
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
"Slow-paced respiration therapy for treatment of a symptom cluster in pulmonary arterial hypertension"


Jo Wray, PhD
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
"An exploratory study of the psychological impact of a ventricular assist device for children and their families"

Jane Haines, DNP, RN, CMSRN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"A randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on stress and anxiety in caregivers of lung transplant patients"


Lut Berben, PhD, RN
University of Basel, Institute of Nursing Science, Basel, SWITZERLAND
"Chronic Illness Management Implementation in Heart Transplant Centers Study"

Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Alabama-Birmingham, USA
"Returning to School: The Lived Experiences of School Age Heart Transplant Recipients"


Christiane Kugler, PhD
Hannover Medical School, Germany
"Impact of Depression on Chronic Allograft Vasculopathy After Heart Transplantation"

Hilde Bollen, RN
University Hospitals of Leuven, BELGIUM
"Emotional Distress, Quality of Life and Care Burden in Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices and their Partners; A Prospective Study"


Heike Spaderna, PhD and Gerdi Weidner, PhD
Psychologisches Institut, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Germany
"Psychosocial and Behavioral Predictors of Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in the Waiting for a New Heart Study"


Stacey M. Pollock-Bar Ziv, PhD
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Personality, Body Image, and Disordered Eating in Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients"


Mi-Kyung Song, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
"Utilization of Palliative Care Services for Lung Transplant Recipients"


Thierry Troosters, PhD
University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Lueven, Belgium
"Importance of Participation in Physical Activity After Heart and Lung Transplantation"


Annemarie F. Kaan, MCN
St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
"What is the Incidence of Tobacco Use After Heart Transplantation? Self-Report Versus Continued Testing"


Deirdre E. Logan, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA
"Parental Psychological Functioning and Medical Adherence Following Pediatric Heart Transplantation"


Janet E. Madill, PhD Candidate, RD
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
"A Prospective Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial of Vitamin B12, B6 and Folate Supplementation for the Treatment of Hyperhomocysteinemia in the Lung Transplant Population"

Diane H. Leloudis, RN, MSN
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
"The Effect of Topical Anesthesia on Pain Perception in Post Cardiac Transplant Patients Undergoing Cardiac Biopsy"


Annette J. De Vito Dabbs, RN, MN, PhD
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
"The Nature of the Transition After Lung Transplantation"


Lynn Doering, RN, DNSc
UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, CA
"Quality of Life and Compliance Behaviors of Elderly Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure"


Nancy M. Albert, MSN, RN, CCRN
Cleveland Clinuc Foundation, Cleveland, OH
"Anxiety Level Alterations and Interventions in Cardiac Transplant Candidates"


Jeanne Salyer, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
"Health Promoting Lifestyle in Long-Term Cardiac Transplant Recipients"


Katherine St. Clair, RN, MSN
Mid America Heart Institute, St.Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO
"Spirituality of the Heart Transplant Patient - A Grounded Theory Study"


Eileen G. Collins, RN, PhD
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL
"The Impact of Heart Transplant on Spouses"

Deborah L. Williams, RN, MPH
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
"Assessment of Outcome for HLHS Patients"