Grant Recipients

2016 ONS Foundation Research Career Development Award Recipients

  “Training in Longitudinal Research on the Physical and Psychosocial Needs of Young Adults In Cancer Survivorship”
ONS Foundation/Genentech Inc. Research Career Development Award, $20,000
Kelly J. Brassil, PhD, RN, AOCNS®, ACNS-BCCNL
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
  “Promoting Sibling Health in Advanced Pediatric Cancer and Life-Threatening Illness”
ONS Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Research Career Development Award, $20,000
Kim Elizabeth Mooney-Doyle, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, WA
  “Quantifying the Functional Impact of Neurotoxic Chemotherapy: Automated Gait Assessment”
ONS Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Research Career Development Award, $20,000
Grace B. Campbell, PhD, MSW, BSN
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
  “Promoting Communication and symptom Management of Persons with Head and Neck Cancer and Caregivers”
ONS Foundation/Genentech, Inc. Research Career Development Award, $20,000
Marci Lee Nilson, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

2016 ONS Foundation Dissertation Research Grant Recipients

  “Parents’ Experiences in Phase I Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials”
ONS Foundation Endowment Dissertation Research Grant, $5,000
Stacey Crane, MSN, RN, CCRP, CPON®
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
  “Chronic Stress and Reproductive Function in Female Cancer Survivors (CSRF)”
ONS Foundation Endowment Dissertation Research Grant, $5,000
Theresa M. Hardy, BSN
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
  “Feasibility and Acceptability of In-Home Computerized Cognitive Retraining in Breast Cancer Survivors”
ONS Foundation Endowment Dissertation Research Grant, $5,000
Sheryl Wyant, PhD(c), RN-BC, OCN®
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

2016 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients

  “Developing the Family Management Intervention Protocol”
ONS Foundation Endowment Research Grant, $25,000
Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
  “Qigong Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors with Complaints of Decreased Cognitive Function”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing Research Grant, $25,000
Jamie S. Myers, PhD, RN, AOCNS®
University of Pittsburgh and University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

2015 ONS Foundation Dissertation Research Grant Recipients (Selected in 2014)

“Gene Expression and Fatigue in Puerto Rican Men”
ONS Foundation Endowment Dissertation Research Grant, $5,000
Velda J Gonzalez RN MSN PhDc
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
“Intervention to Increase Exercise among Breast Cancer Survivors”
ONS Foundation Endowment Dissertation Research Grant, $4,960
Rachel M. Hirschey BSN, RN
Duke University
Durham NC
  “Understanding the Transition to Self-Care among Adolescents and Young Adults after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation”
ONS Foundation Endowment Dissertation Research Grant, $4,859
Eden Brauer RN MSN
University of California Los Angeles, CA

2015 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients (Selected in 2014)

  “Usability and Acceptance of Personal Health Network Technology for RN-led Cancer Care Coordination”
ONS Foundation Endowment Research Grant, $25,000
Janice F. Bell, MN, MPH, PhD
University of California
Davis, CA
  “Bright Light Therapy to Improve Sleep Continuity Disturbances in Lung Cancer Survivors”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society & Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing Research Grant, $25,000
Grace E. Dean, PhD, RN
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
  “Relationship of Mitochondrial Enzymes with Cancer-Related Fatigue”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society Nursing Research Grant, $25,000
Kristin Filler, PhD, RN, OCN®
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
  “Medication Reminder App to Promote Oral Medication Adherence by Adolescents and Young Adults”
ONS Foundation/GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Celgene Corporation Nursing Research Grant, $25,000
Lauri A. Linder, PhD, APRN, CPON®
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
“Effects of Yoga on Cognitive Symptoms in Colorectal Cancer”
ONS Foundation Endowment Nursing Research Grant, $24,973
Moira A. Visovatti, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, OCN®
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

2014 ONS Foundation Research Career Development Award Recipients

“Lung Cancer Screening: Model Testing and Understanding Shared Decision-Making”
2014 ONS Foundation Genentech Research Career Development Award, $20,000
Lisa Carter-Harris PhD RN ANP-C
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN
“Developing Interventions to Improve the Quality of Life of Adult Latina Breast Cancer Survivors”
2014 ONS Foundation Genentech Research Career Development Award, $20,000
Julie McNulty, RN, PhD, CPHQ
Arizona State University
Tucson, AZ


2014 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients

“Family Management Patterns of Caregivers for AYA Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors”
ONS Foundation/American Brain Tumor Association
Research Grant - 24,994
Janet A. Deatrick, PhD FAAN
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
“Changes in Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Cancer-Related Fatigue in Prostate Cancer”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society
Research Grant - $24,981
Chao-Pin Hsiao, RN PhD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
“Brain Biomarkers of Cognitive and Mood Changes Related to Anastrozole Use”
ONS Foundation/ONS/Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing and ONS Foundation Endowment $25,000
John D. Merriman, PhD RN AOCNS
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
  “Effect of L-arginine Supplementation in Improving Wheel Running Activity of Mice Following Radiation”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
Research Grant - $12,500
Leorey N. Saligan, PhD RN CRNP
National Institute of Nursing Research
Bethesda, MD
“New Treatment Strategies for Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia”
ONS Foundation/Purdue Pharma Trish Green Pain Assessment and Management Grant
Research Grant - $25,000
Gee Su Yang, MSN RN
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD


2013 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients

“Story and Adherence: Breast Cancer in African Americans”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation Certification, Education and Outcomes Research Grant, $19,109
Sue P. Heiney, PhD RN FAAN
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
  “Fatigue and Tiredness in Hospitalized Children: Does Environment Matter?”
ONS Foundation/Purdue Pharma Trish Greene Pain Assessment and Management Research Grant, $24,977
Margaret McCabe PhD RN PNP
Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
“Processes of Cancer Treatment DFecision Making among Older Men and Women with Colorectal Cancer”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing Research Grant, $24,212
Fay Strohschein
McGill University, Jewish General Hospital
Montreal, QC Canada
“Fatigue and NF-kB Related Inflammatory Mediators in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer”
ONS Foundation Endowment Nursing Research Grant, $25,000
Canhua Xiao PhD RN
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
“Symptom and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Cancer in China: Measurement Examination of the Chinese Version of the Pediatric PROMIS Measures”
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society Nursing Research Grant, $25,000
Changrong Yuan PhD RN
Second Military Medical University
Shanghai, China
  “Combined Medication Skills Training and Coaching for Family Caregiving Dyads to Improve Oncology Patient’s Medication Adherence”
ONS Foundation Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Research Grant, $72,198
Supported by: Research Consortium Partner GlaxoSmithKline with additional funding from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Celgene Corporation
Patricia A. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Saint Louis, MO
“An Intervention to Promote Symptom Management and Oral Agent Adherence: ADHERE”
ONS Foundation Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy Research Grant, $150,000
Supported by: Research Consortium Partner GlaxoSmithKline with additional funding from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Celgene Corporation
Sandra L. Spoelstra, PhD RN
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI


2012 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients

"ESRA-C Spanish: Linguistic Appropriateness and cultural Sensitivity"
ONS Foundation Endowment Nursing Research Grant, $9,993
Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
  "Evaluation and Validation of a Head and Neck Cancer Related Lymphedema Scale"
ONS Foundation Endowment Nursing Research Grant, $10,000
Jie Deng, PhD, RN, OCN®
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
"Lung Cancer: Structured Pain/symptom Assessment for Functional Well Being"
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation Nursing Certification, Education and Outcomes Research Grant, $10,000
Marie Flannery, PhD, RN, AOCN®
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
"Cervical Cancer Prevention: Vietnamese/Korean American Women in New Mexico"
ONS Foundation Endowment Nursing Research Grant, $10,000
Jongwon Lee, PhD, RN
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
"Iron, Anthracyclines and Cardiac Outcomes among Childhood Cancer Survivors"
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society/Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing Research Grant, $10,000
Kathleen Ruccione, MPH, RN, CPON®, FAAN
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
"Predictors of Discussion and Treatment of Psychosocial Concerns "
ONS Foundation/Genentech Inc. Nursing Research Grant, $10,000
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, AOCNP®
University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
  "A Pilot Study of A Strength and Balance Training Program for Persons with Oxaliplatin Induced Peripheral Neuropathy"
ONS Foundation/Oncology Nursing Society Nursing Research Grant, $10,000
Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP®
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL


2011 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients

  "Genetic Variations and Lymphedema Risk Reduction"
2011 ONS Foundation/Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Breast Cancer Research Grant, $59,815
Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
New York University
New York, NY
  "Pilot Trial of Self-Management Interventino for Breathlessness"
2011 ONS Foundation and National Lung Cancer Partnership Lung Cancer Research Grant, $50,000
Doris Howell, PhD, RN
University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, ON Canada


2010 ONS Foundation Research Grant Recipients

  "Measuring Musculoskeletal Symptoms with Aromatase Inhibitors"
2010 ONS Foundation/Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Breast Cancer Research Grant, $84,952
Karen K. Swenson, PhD, RN, AOCN®
Park Nicollet Institute
St. Louis Park, MN
  "Fatigue and Depression in a Mouse Model of Lung Carcinoma"
2010 ONS Foundation and National Lung Cancer Partnership Lung Cancer Research Grant, $50,000
Donna O. McCarthy, PhD, RN
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
  "Diffusion of the Distress Management Guideline into Practice"
2010 ONS Foundation/Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Translation to Practice Research Grant, $49,970
Susan S. Tavernier, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN®
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT