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Current Funding

Adams, Swann Arp
Strategies for Communicating the Environmental Risks of Cancer (SCERC). NIH/NCI - $145,105. 2016-2018. Co-PI. (Daniela Friedman, Principal Investigator).

Identifying predictors of racial disparity in treatment and mortality among patients diagnosed with breast cancer in South Carolina and geospatial investigation of breast cancer navigation. NIH/NCI - $465,318. 2017-2023. Primary Mentor. Secondary Mentor: Tisha Felder. (O. Babatunde, awardee).

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 Nurse Scholars Program. Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence - $931,545. 2015-2018. Principal Investigator. 

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

SC HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Center/Vanderbilt  (Year 2). HRSA/BHPr - $250,000. 2015-2019. Co-Investigator. (A. Divya, PI).

Burgess, Stephanie
Choose Well Initiative. Private Foundation. 2017-2020. Principal Investigator.

Advanced Nursing Education Work Force (ANEW). HRSA - $988,502. 2017-2019. Principal Investigator.

Culley, Joan M.
Validating Triage for Chemical Mass Casualty Incidents-A First Step. NIH/NLM - $2,247,747. 2014-2018. Principal Investigator. 

Culley, Joan M.
Adams, Swann A.
Estrada, Robin D. 
An Evidence-Based Evaluation Tool to Assist Health Care Providers in Their Assessment of Effective mHealth Applications for the Management of Chronic Health Conditions.
NIH/NLM - $44,044. 2017-2018. Mentors. (S. Donevant, Awardee). 

Dail, Robin
Following real time central and peripheral temperature in VLBW preterm infants for negative temperature differential in relationship to clinical context over the first 4 weeks of life. GE Healthcare-$145,210. 2018-2019. Principal Investigator. 

Estrada, Robin
A Patient-Centered Asthma Management Communication Intervention for Rural Latino Children. NIH/NHLBI - $722,424. 2017-2022. Principal Investigator. (Sue Heiney – Co-Investigator). 

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

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

GMaP Subcontract with University of Kentucky Administrative Supplement for Strengthening - Research, Training and Outreach Capacity of the Geographic Management of Cancer Health. NIH/NCI - $200,808. 2015-2018. Co-Principal Investigator. (J. Hebert, PI; J. Houston, Co-PI). 

Graham, Crystal
Onello, Rachel
Starnes-Ott, Kristen
Experilearn - A collaboration between academia and practice to improve the lives of the patients in this state. Duke Endowment - $739,856. 2018-2021. Co-Principal Investigators. 

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

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

Hughes, Ronda
Excellence in Nursing Consortium. Various sponsors - $80,000. 2017. 

McDonnell, Karen Kane
Dyad-based Multiple Behavior Intervention for Reducing Lung Cancer Symptoms. American Cancer Society Mentored Research Grant - $727,001. 2018-2022. Principal Investigator.

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

Memorandum of Understanding Between Lung Cancer Alliance and University of South Carolina for Collaboration on a Lung Cancer Support Group. Lung Cancer Alliance - $4,000. 2017-2018. Principal Investigator. (Tamara Church, Co-investigator). 

McKinney, Tena Hunt
Telemental Health Connect (TeleCon): Expanding Collaboration and Comprehensive Service Penetration.
The Duke Foundation - $400,000. 2016-2018. Principal Investigator.

Rural Nursing Workforce:  Current Educational Characteristics and Options for Improvement. 2017-2018 (Revision). Federal Office of Rural Health Policy - $573,000. 2017-2018. Co-Investigator. (J. Probst, PI). 

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

Onello, Rachel
Advancing Nursing Education Excellence:  Developing a Statewide Clinical Teaching Academy to Enhance Undergraduate Nursing Education. The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc. - $25,000. 2017-2018. Principal Investigator. Crystal Graham & Kelley Wilson, Co-investigators.

Pinto, Bernardine M.
Promoting Physical Activity in Young Adult Cancer Survivors using mHealth and Adaptive Tailored Feedback Strategies.
NIH subaward through UNC Chapel HIll - $18,702. 2017-2018. Consortium PI. 

Peers Promoting Exercise Adoption and Maintenance among Cancer Survivors. NIH/NCI (R01) - $2,609,417. 2015-2019. Principal Investigator. (Sheryl Mitchell – Co-Investigator). 

A "Novel" Multi-Component Approach to Promote Physical Activity among Older Cancer Survivors. Greenville Hospital System - $18,818. 2018-2019. Co-Principal Investigators with Madison Kindred & R. Franco.

Starnes-Ott, Kristen
University of South Carolina College of Nursing Future of Nursing Scholars Proposal. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - $150,000. 2018-2021. Principal Investigator.

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