The proposed research training program is designed to prepare pre-doctoral trainees and postdoctoral fellows in the development and testing of theory-based interventions for preventing and/or managing chronic illness. Chronic illnesses are major health concerns in the United States. To be accepted and have the intended effects, nursing interventions must incorporate complex factors related to vulnerability and resilience, plus be appropriate for ethnic/racial minorities and other populations who can experience health disparities. Interventions for these populations need to be multifaceted, include variables that characterize vulnerability and resilience, and consider factors that can reduce, modify, or enhance vulnerability and resilience. In order to address this expanded definition, we will focus on two more areas, family and biomarkers as antecedents, and also enhance trainee and fellow research experience and coursework. The program leadership will include the Program Director and two co-directors. Fifty-nine (59) participating faculty will include 21 Core, seven Contributing and 10 Mentored faculty members from the School of Nursing, plus 21 Interdisciplinary faculty members from across the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Enhancements to the usual doctoral program for pre-doctoral trainees will include two additional required courses plus specific recommended research courses, more hours of experience with faculty research, and augmented research advisement. For postdoctoral trainees, the program will include required coursework, involvement in an interdisciplinary research center, experience with faculty research, opportunities to conduct independent research, and research advisement. All will receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. Trainees will be admitted at different levels including BSN-PhD (fast track), MS-PhD, and postdoctoral. The duration of the proposed training for each level will be two years. Over the requested five year funding period, we will support 17-18 pre-doctoral trainees and 10 postdoctoral fellows. We anticipate that the pre-doctoral trainees will be enrolled in one of the first two years of doctoral study in nursing during the proposed training program, and that postdoctoral fellows will be relatively recent recipients (level of experience = 0-4) of a doctorate in nursing or a related discipline.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32NR007091-19
Application #
8687514
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZNR1)
Program Officer
Banks, David
Project Start
1996-09-01
Project End
2016-06-30
Budget Start
2014-07-01
Budget End
2015-06-30
Support Year
19
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Department
Type
Schools of Nursing
DUNS #
City
Chapel Hill
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27599
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