University of Maryland School of Nursing Research Center Awarded Grant from Loveman Foundation
January 15, 2015
Research to examine care for elderly population and managing chronic disease treatment.
Baltimore, Md. – The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Center for Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan (CBBAL) has been awarded a $12,500 grant from the Loveman Foundation to help facilitate ongoing research projects.
CBBAL’s current research projects include optimizing function and physical activity among older adults and their caregivers in long-term care settings; optimizing health among adults living in the community via community-based services and telehealth approaches; and managing and treating symptoms associated with chronic disease, particularly pain.
Co-directed by Professors Barbara Resnick, PhD ‘96, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, and Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD ’03, MS ’95, BSN ’89, FAAN, the CBBAL is one of two research centers within UMSON.
“Funding is critical in helping our members expand ongoing research activities and build new initiatives and projects,” says Resnick. “The research projects help us address the exploding health care needs of an aging society. Through our research and findings we are seeking to ensure that all Americans and aging individuals worldwide receive evidence-based care that results in optimal quality of life.”
CBBAL’s mission is to conduct interdisciplinary research related to the effect of biology and behavior on health across the lifespan. The Center provides a core for the pooling of resources and sharing of data across a wide variety of projects related to biological and behavioral outcomes. Through the work of CBBAL, the School of Nursing is positioned to lead the University in research related to biology and behavior across the lifespan.
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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked eleventh nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.