Nursing Researchers Receive Seed Grants Advancing Women’s Health
The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative has presented two seed grants to College of Nursing faculty for research projects. The grants are for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
The seed grant program supports interdisciplinary team-based research that will advance women’s health.
Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is part of a research team receiving a $15,000 seed grant sponsored by the Women’s Health Collaborative titled “Preterm Vitamin A Intake: From Maternal Diet to Gut Microbiome and Potential Growth.”
The research team includes USF Health faculty members Tina Ho, Heewon Gray, and Johanan Vargas.
According to the application, the study will provide clinically important information on the health benefits of vitamin A intake in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants and the potential modification with maternal diet.
The second grant, totaling $7,500, was sponsored by Tampa General Hospital.
Constance Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP, FAAN, and Ming Ji, PhD, are part of a research study titled “Validating Nerve Fiber Recovery, Patient-Reported and Functional Outcomes of an Exercise Intervention for Taxane-Induced CIPN.”
The team includes USF Health faculty members Patricia Teran Wodzinski, Douglas Haladay, and Tuan Vu.
The pilot study aims to generate effect sizes for an exercise program and validity of patient-reported outcomes in participants of a 16-week exercise program. Findings will provide effect sizes to inform the design of a larger clinical study.
Story by Elizabeth L. Brown, USF College of Nursing