Newswise — PHILADELPHIA (January 29, 2020) – The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) retains its top spot for research funding for the 2019 fiscal year, among other schools of nursing, with $11.3 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“Although rankings are not the only measure of our research success, they are a national reflection of our commitment to our mission and progress in advancing the health and wellbeing of the public. They also contribute to the extraordinarily high standing and reputation of our School around the world,” said Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel. “We achieved this designation through the hard work of our incredible and innovative faculty, and the dedicated staff who support them. This success would not be possible without the individual and collective contributions of each one of these professionals.”

Examples of our newly funded research include:

  • Improving Self-Care of Informal Caregivers of Adults with Heart Failure
  • Palliative Care Consultations for Persons in the Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Setting
  • Novel Neuroendocrine mechanisms Underlying Nicotine Seeking and Withdrawal-Induced Hyperphagia
  • Effect of Opioid Taper on Pain Responses in Patients with Chronic Pain
  • Multicomponent Behavioral Sleep Intervention for Insomnia in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • The Role of Opioid Adherence Profiles in Cancer Pain Self-Management and Outcomes
  • Utilizing Twitter to Identify and Recruit Young Black Men at High Risk of HIV Infection

“This sample of our new research grants at Penn Nursing demonstrates the breadth and depth of our science,” said Therese Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research & Innovation. “Penn Nursing is committed to tackling challenging health and social problems to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. We conduct rigorous research that focuses on the most vulnerable among us and are committed to testing novel interventions that solve important problems.”

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About the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing. For the fourth year in a row, it is ranked the #1 nursing school in the world by QS University and is consistently ranked highly in the U.S. News & World Report annual list of best graduate schools. Penn Nursing is currently ranked # 1 in funding from the National Institutes of Health, among other schools of nursing, for the third consecutive year. Penn Nursing prepares nurse scientists and nurse leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through innovation in research, education, and practice. Follow Penn Nursing on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Instagram.