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Current Funding

Adams, Swann Arp
A Geospatial Investigation of Breast Cancer Treatment. NIH - $425,800. 2014-2016. Principal Investigator. (Sue Heiney, Investigator). 

Andrews, Jeannette O.
Leveraging Mental Health Provider Access in Underserved Counties in South Carolina. BlueCross, BlueShield - $931,545. 2015-2018. Principal Investigator.

Jonas Nurse Scholars Program. Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare - $30,000. 2016-2018. Principal Investigator. 

Jonas Nursing Leader Scholar Program. Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence - $20,000. 2014-2016. Principal Investigator. 

Novel Intervention Linking Public Housing to Primary Care to Prevent Diabetes. NIH/NIDDK - $235,917. 2014-2016. Co-Investigator. (G. Magwood, PI). 

Andrews, Jeannette O.
McKinney, Tena Hunt
Leveraging Mental Health Access in South Carolina with Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Telemental Health. Fullerton Foundation - $50,000. 2016. Co-Principal Investigators. 

Baliko, Beverly
South Carolina HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Center. HRSA - $269,341. 2015-2016. Co-Investigators. (D. Ahuja, Awardee).

SC HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Center/Vanderbilt. HRSA/BHRr - $250,000. 2015-2016. Co-Investigators. (D. Ahuja, Awardee).

Baliko, Beverly
The Health Occupations Providing Excellence in SBIRTS (HOPES).
SAMHSA - $859,320. 2016-2019. Co-investigators. (M. Reitmeier, PI).

Bell, Nathaniel
Geographic Disparities in Access to Out-Patient Rehabilitation Services after Spinal Cord Injury. SCSIRF - $28,478. 2014-2015, no-cost extension. Principal Investigator.

Baliko, Beverly
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Medical Professional Training Program. SAMHSA - $941,878. 2014-2016. Training Directors for Nursing. (S. Srinivasan, Program Director).

Beverung, Susan
Midlands Area Seamless Nursing Academic Progression Model. National Student Nurses' Association Foundation - $25,000. 2015-2016. Principal Investigator.

Culley, Joan M.
Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents-A First Step. NIH/NLM - $2,263,850. 2014-2018. Principal Investigator. 

Elk, Ronit
Community-Generated Palliative Care Telemedicine for Rural Black and White Elders. NIH/NIA - $408,931. 2014-2016. Principal Investigator. 

Minority Supplement to Southern Network on Adverse Reactions: Focus on Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. NIH/NCI - $140,057. 2014-2017. Co-Investigator. (J. Bian and R. Schulz, Co-PIs). 

Culturally Tailored Conversation at EOL:  What African American Patients Want Physicians to Know. USC VP for Research – ASPIRE I - $10,000. 2015-2016. Principal Investigator.

Estrada, Robin
Experiences of rural southeastern Latino parents of children with asthma. VP for Research,  ASPIRE I - $15,000. 2015-2016. Principal Investigator. (Sue Heiney and DeAnne Messias – Co-Investigators). 

Health Disparities Faculty Cyber-Mentoring Fellowship. Rural Health Research Institute, Georgia Southern University - $1,500. 2015-2017. Fellow (D. Parra-Medina, mentor).

Felder, Tisha
Adams, Swann
South Carolina Cancer Disparities Network II (Cost Extension) Request. NIH/NCI - $406,594. 2015-2016. Co-Principal Investigators. (J. Hebert, PI; C. Armstead, Co-PI; H. Brandt, Co-PI.)

Felder, Tisha
GMaP Subcontract with University of Kentucky. NIH/NCI - $200,808. 2015-2018. Co-Principal Investigator. (J. Hebert, PI; J. Houston, Co-PI.) 

Improving adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy among Disadvantaged Breast Cancer Survivors. NIH/NCI - $535,883. 2015-2020. Principal Investigator. (Sue Heiney, Mentor.) 

South Carolina Cancer Health Equality Consortium (SC CHEC) – Subaward. NCI/NIH - $138,810. 2015-2020. Co-Investigator. (M. Ford, PI).

Heiney, Sue
Mobile Heart Care Coordination for Underserved African American Elders with Heart Disease. NIH - $373,263. 2013-2015, extension. Co-Investigator. (S. Levkoff, PI). 

iCare Interprofessional Collaborative for Avoiding Readmissions through Education. USC Office of the Provost, Research Engagement Collaboratives (REC) - $24,999. Co-Investigator. (T. Browne, PI). 

Patient Centered Treatment Adherence to Hormonal Therapy. VP for Research-ASPIRE I - $10,715. 2014-2015, no-cost extension. Principal Investigator. (Tisha Felder and Swann Adams, Co-Investigators).

Heiney, Sue
Adams, Swann
Faith, Activity, and Nutrition:  Dissemination in Underserved Communities - Multi-Level, Community-Clinical Cancer Prevention and Control Interventions. CDC - $1,374,995. 2014-2019. Co-Investigators. (D. Friedman, PI). 

Heiney, Sue
Elk, Ronit
South Carolina - Advancing Diversity in Aging Research (ADAR) Undergraduate Program. NIA/NIH - $1,757,914. 2015-2020. Mentors. (S. Levkoff, PI). 

McDonnell, Karen Kane
Advancing Quality Lung Cancer Survivorship in South Carolina. Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation - $750,000. 2017-2019. Principal Investigator.

Nurse Practitioner’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices about Lung Cancer Screening in the post-NLST era. College of Nursing Small Grant Funding - $10,000. July 2016–June 2017. Co-Principal Investigator.  

Lung Cancer Screening: Primary Care Physicians' (PCPs’) Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices. American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant - $30,000. April 2016–March 2017. Co-Investigator. 

McKinney, Tena Hunt
PsychSim: Psychiatric Simulation to Maintain and Expand BSN Enrollment. National Student Nurses' Association Foundation - $25,000. 2015-2016. Principal Investigator. (Kathrene Brendell and Lonnie Rosier, Co-investigators).

Messias, DeAnne
ENLACE: A Promotora-Led Physical Activity Intervention Trial for Latinas in Texas. NIH - $95,577. 2012-2017, sub-award. Consortium PI. (D. Parra-Medina, PI).

Pinto, Bernardine M.
Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance among Cancer Survivors. NIH/NCI (R01)-$2,678,179. 2015-2019. Principal Investigator. (Sheryl Mitchell – Co-Investigator). 

Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance among Cancer Survivors. ACS - $21,542, supplement. 2015-2016. Principal Investigator. 

Rivers, Joynelle
Felder, Tisha
Reducing disparities, reducing risks: Promoting breastfeeding among African American women. Institute for African American Research - $2,500, 2014-2015, no-cost extension. Co-Principal Investigators.

Tavakoli, Abbas
Behavioral Health Care in Army Warrior Transition Units (Year 1). NIH - $740,376. 2014-2019. Statistical Consultant. (N. Wooten, PI).