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Two School of Nursing faculty members from Indiana University (IU) have been award a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop nurse scientists dedicated to looking for new ways to manage serious chronic diseases.

The program will be run by nurse researchers Susan Rawl and Susan Pressler. They have designed the program to train nurses who have completed their master’s or PhD in nursing with an interest in conducting scientific research and reporting their findings.

Rawl tells insideindianabusiness.com, “It gives them the knowledge and skills to pursue cutting-edge science to help patients and families self-manage chronic conditions.”

Nurse researchers who participate in the program will be tasked with looking for new ways to prevent and manage the care of patients who suffer from long-term health conditions like cancer, heart failure, and Alzheimer’s disease. The $2 million in grant funding will go toward a fellowship program for new predoctoral and postdoctoral students. After completing the program, nurse researchers will be able to develop and apply frameworks that guide research and develop interventions in those serious health cases.

To learn more about the $2 million grant awarded to nursing faculty in the Indiana University School of Nursing to help fund chronic disease management research, visit here.

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