Research Support

Research Support

For assistance with the following, please make an appointment with Sheryl McMillan, Senior Research Development Officer at sheryl.mcmillan@tamucc.edu. The support you can anticipate is as follows:

  • Developing resources, interdisciplinary collaborations, and community partnerships
  • Working closely with Faculty/Investigator to coordinate a timeline that facilitates the development, preparation and submission of an application to a funding agency  
  • Assisting in the identification of funding sources based on faculty research interest
  • Assisting with grant proposal preparation
  • Assisting with development and maintenance of biosketches
  • Editing grant proposal documents
  • Supporting budget preparation
  • Facilitating grant-writing consultation
  • Linking with Research & Innovation
  • Developing abstract submissions
  • Supporting the preparation of poster and podium presentations (using templates)
  • Editing manuscripts

 

Last Name

First

Degree

Major

Research & Method Expertise

Acker

Kat

PhD

Nursing

Student Academic Success which includes Health Promotion for college students, Quantitative

Baldwin

Sara

PhD

Nursing

Health Promotion and disease prevention, intervention development

DeGrande

Heather

PhD

Nursing

Workforce, New Nurse Transitions, critical care, qualitative, and quantitative. 

Fomenko

Julie

PhD

Educational Leadership

Simulation, Transition to Practice, Community Partnerships r/t Transition Educational Innovations

Forgione

Bunny

PhD

Nursing

Maternal Child, Workforce, Nursing Education

Garcia

Theresa

PhD

Nursing

Pediatrics, Lifespan Obesity/Diabetes Prevention, Health Law/Policy

Greene

Pam

PhD

Nursing

Behavioral Health, Suicide Prevention, Stigma, Nursing Leadership, Qualitative Methods.

Hamilton

Mary Jane

PhD

Nursing

Symptom Management HIV/AIDs Underserved Populations including Veterans, Mixed Methods

 

Keys

Yolanda

DHA

Health Care Administration

Nurse Executive Leadership Experience/Generational Characteristics

Monahan

Laura

DNP, MBA

Nursing, Marketing, Organizational Behavior

Interprofessional Education, Quantitative and Qualitative

Murphey

Christina

PhD

 

Nursing

Systemic Oral health, Perinatal health promotion, maternal mental health Genetic and Genomics, IPE, curriculum innovation and Clinical trials.

Owens

Deana

DDS

Dentist

Oral Health & IPE

Park

Gloria

PhD

Nursing

Parenting, Pediatric mental health, Immigrant mental health, Global health

Saladiner

Jason

EdD

Educational Leadership

Military, Education, Collaboration

 

Sefcik

Elizabeth

PhD

Nursing

Symptom Management HIV; Care and technology for the older adult

Zhao

Meng

PhD

Nursing

Breast Cancer Screening Scale Development, Smartphone/Community Interventions

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External    

Faculty/Role  

Year/#Years  

Study Title

 Funding Source

Amount

Forgione, F.

PI              

2017/4 years

READY

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

$2,000,000.00

Greene, P.

 PI

Project Director

 2016/ 3 years

Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

(SAMHSA)

 $260,000.00

Forgione, Bunny.

PI

2016/4 years

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

$2,600,000.00

Keys, Y.

PI

 2019/2020

Mitigating the Adverse Effects of 12-Hour Shifts: Nursing Leaders’ Perspectives

 AONE Foundation 

 $7,310

DeGrande, Heather / Acker, Katelijne

Co-PI

2018/4 years

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) – Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RNPC) Training Program

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

$2,516,938.

Benham-Hutchins, Marge / Brewer, Carley

Co-PI

 2013/2018

Measuring Network Stability and Fit 

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

R01 GM105480

 $1,307,000

Benham-Hutchins, M. PI;

Brown, S.; Donovan, E.; Guevara, H. (co-I)

2016/2017 Bridging the Gap: The influence of hospitalization on Spanish speaking Hispanic patients’ chronic disease self-management. 

St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR) at the UT School of Nursing.

$23,000

Monahan, Laura

Co-PI

2019 Accelerated Bachelor Nursing Curriculum

HRSA NEPQR-RNPC

$2,500,000

Monahan, Laura

PI

2018 Simulation Lab enhancement

Winnebago County Host

$10,000

Monahan, Laura

PI

2017 Gramothe, Haiti Clinical Experience

 Rockford University Student Opportunity 

$12,000

Monahan, Laura

PI

2017 Leader to Leader Mentorship Program

University of Illinois Internal Grant

PA 16-420

$5,000

Monahan, Laura

PI

2016 Simulation Manikins

Rockford University Academic Affairs Internal 

$25,000

Faculty Publications

 1-1-2017 through 12-31-2020

Refereed Publications *=data based

*Corless, I.B., Hoyt,A. J.,Tyer-Viola, L. Sefcik E., Kemppainen, J., Holzemer, W., Hamilton, M. J., &7 Nicholas, P.,K. (2017) 90-90-90 Plus: Maintaining Adherence to Antiviral Therapies, AIDS Patient Care & STDs, 31(5):227-236.

*Day, C., Barker, C., Bell, E., Sefcik, E., Flournoy, D. (2017). Flipping the OSCE: A teaching innovation in Graduate Nursing Education. Nurse Educator. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000421.

Ricks, N., Comer, L., Liu, F.Q., Comer, L., DeGrande, H., & Adeniran, O. (2017). Substance abuse and preconception care: A review of the literature. International Journal of Women’s Health and Reproduction, (4) 1, 3 - 10. doi: 10.15296/ijwhr.2017.02


*Monahan, L., Sparbel, K., Heinschel, J., Rosenberger, K., Rugen, K. (2018). Medical and pharmacy students shadowing advanced practice nurses to increase role awareness. Applied Nursing Research Journal, 39(1), 103-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.11.012

 

*McGarity, T., Reed, C., Monahan, L., Zhao, M. (2019). Innovative nurse leader professional development program. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development. Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/jnsdonline/Abstract/9000/Innovative_Frontline_Nurse_Leader_Professional.99921.aspx DOI: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000628

 

*Monahan, L., Monahan, M., Chang, L. (2019). Applying art observation skills to live standardized patientsApplied Nursing Research Journal, 48(1), 8-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.05.004

 

Walker-Smith, T., Murphey, C., & Peck, J. L. (2019). CME. Addressing Whole-Genome Sequencing and Breast Cancer in Primary Care. Clinical Advisor, 22(1), 24-31.

 

Walker-Smith, T. L., & Baldwin, S. (2020). A Quality Improvement Initiative: Improving Mammogram Screening Rates Among Low-income Hispanic Women in Primary Care. Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 13(1), 71-78. doi:10.1891/2380-9418.JDNP-D-19-00004

 

Walker-Smith, T. L., & Peck, J. (2019). Genetic and Genomic Advances in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment. Nursing for Women's Health, 23(6), 518-525. doi:10.1016/j.nwh.2019.09.003

 

DeGrande, H., Acker, K., Saladiner, J., Shaver, L., & Harrel, C. (2019). Lights, camera, action! An innovative synchronous approach improving online nursing students' engagement. Nurse Educator.

 

Keys, Y. (2019). Chief nursing officers' perspectives on hospital-based building or remodeling projects. Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(11), 556-560. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000811

 

Wingler, D., & Keys, Y. (2019). Understanding the impact of the physical health care environment on nurse fatigue. Journal of Nursing Management, 27(8), 1712-1721. doi:10.1111/jonm.12862 

 

Keys, Y. & Stichler, J. (2018). Safety and Security Concerns of Nurses Working in the Intensive Care Unit: A Qualitative Study. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 

 

Hampton, D. & Keys, Y. (2017). Generation Z students: Will they change our nursing classrooms? Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(4). doi: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v7n4p111

 

Brewer, B. B., Carley, K. M., Benham-Hutchins, M., Effken, J. A., & Reminga, J. (2020). Exploring the stability of communication network metrics in a dynamic nursing context. Social Networks, 61, 11-19. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.08.003

 

Johnson, A. H., & Benham-Hutchins, M. (2020). The Influence of Bullying on Nursing Practice Errors: A Systematic Review. AORN Journal, 111(2), 199-210. doi:10.1002/aorn.12923

 

Olson, C., & Benham-Hutchins, M. (2020). Exploring Online RN-to-BSN Student Perceptions of Learner Presence. Nursing Education Perspectives, 41(2). doi: 10.1097/01.Nep.0000000000000529 https://journals.lww.com/neponline/Fulltext/publishahead/Exploring_Online_RN_to_BSN_Student_Perceptions_of.99617.aspx 

 

Benham-Hutchins, M., Carley, K. M., Brewer, B. B., Effken, J. A., & Reminga, J. (2018). Nursing Unit Communication During a US Public Health Emergency: Natural Experiment. JMIR Nursing, 1(1), e11425. https://doi.org/10.2196/11425

 

Benham-Hutchins, M., Brown, S.A., Donovan, E. E., Guevara, H., & Johnson, Alisha. (2018). Spanish speaking Hispanic patients’ information preferences during hospitalization: An exploratory pilot study. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 10(4), e10782. https://doi.org/10.2196/10782

 

Brewer, B.B., Carley, K., Benham-Hutchins, M., Effken, J.A., & Reminga, J. (2018). Nursing unit design, nursing staff communication networks and patient falls: Are they related? HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal. doi: 10.1177/1937586718779223. PMID: 29916273.

 

Brewer, B. B., Carley, K. M., Benham-Hutchins, M., Effken, J. A., Reminga, J., & Kowalchuck, M. (2018). Relationship of Staff Information Sharing and Advice Networks to Patient Safety Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(9), 437-444. doi:10.1097/nna.0000000000000646 Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/Fulltext/2018/09000/Relationship_of_Staff_Information_Sharing_and.8.aspx

 

Benham-Hutchins, M., Staggers, N., Mackert, M., Johnson, A.H. & deBronkart, D. (2017). “I want to know everything”: A qualitative study on patient perspectives about sharing health information during hospitalization. BMC Health Services Research 7(1), 529. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2487-6. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2487-6. Journal: 2.291 impact factor

 

Benham-Hutchins, M., Brewer, B.B., Carley, K., Kowalchuk, M. & Effken, J.A. (2017). Design and implementation of a data collection system for social network analysis. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 21(2), Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni

 

Tenenbaum, J. D., Avillach, P., Benham-Hutchins, M., Breitenstein, M. K., Crowgey, E. L., Hoffman, M. A., Jiang, X., Madhavan, S., Mattison, J.E., Nagarajan, R., Ray, B., Shin, D., Visweswaran, S., Zhao, Z., & Freimuth, R. R. (2017). An Informatics Research Agenda to Support Precision Medicine: Seven Key Areas. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 23, 791-795.  doi:10.1093/jamia/ocv213. Retrieved from http://jamia.oxfordjournals.org/content/23/4/791

 

DeGrande, H., Liu,F., Greene, P. & Stankus, J. (2018).Developing professional competence among critical care nurses: An integrative review of literature. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. 49, 66-71. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2018.07.008.0964-3397

 

DeGrande, H., Liu,F., Greene, P. & Stankus, J. (2018). The experiences of new graduate nurses hired and retained in adult intensive care units. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. 49, 72-79. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2018.08.005.0964-3397/

 

Gerlach, J. & Greene, P. (Submitted November 2019). Stigma of suicide: A thematic analysis of a university participatory public art project. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

 

Sara, S.; Owens, S. “Texas Tooth Steps”. 2019. TPHA Journal, Vol 71, Issue 2 Spring 2019

Monthly Gathering of Faculty PATH (Program for Advancing The Health of South Texas)

Purpose: Advancing the health of residents of South Texas through scholarship that focuses on understanding individual, family, community, and population needs. The program provides a mechanism for coordinating faculty effort and enhancing support services.

Program Goals:

  1. Advance nursing research within the CONHS through coordinated faculty effort.
  2. Develop an effective research support team.
  3. Establish an ongoing source of scholarship opportunities to support doctoral student scholarly experiences.

Expected Outcome:

The design of efficient and effective interventions that improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and patient populations.

Membership: All faculty members engaged in the design and implementation of scholarly activities as part of their assigned responsibilities.