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Small Grants Program Past Award Recipients

The Small Grants Mentee/Mentor Program accepts applications from all NANN members with an interest in furthering their research interests and/or initiating their own research study. The program connects those with little or no research background with experienced researchers to enhance their skills and promote the success of the research study. Both research and evidence-based project applications are accepted.

2015 Recipients

Thao Griffith, PhD(c) BSN RN

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
The Effects of Tube Feedings on Preterm Infant Nutritive Feeding Organization

Lauren M. Head, BSN RN

Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Language Exposure in the NICU as a Modifiable Determinant of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Very Preterm Infants

Dorothy Vittner, PhD(c) MSN BSN

University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Biobehavioral Mechanisms During Maternal and Paternal Skin to Skin Contact with Preterm Infants

2014 Recipients

Carrie Ellen Briere, PhD RN CLC

University of Connecticut School of Nursing
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
A Mixed Methods Feasibility Study to ldentify Pluripotent Stem Cells in Mothers' Breastmilk for Premature Infants

Ann Phalen, PhD CRNP NNP-BC

Thomas Jefferson University: Jefferson School of Nursing
Cerebral and Splanchnic Oxygenation in Premature Neonates and Concomitant with Nasogastric Feedings

Ashley Weber, PhD(c) MS RN

The Ohio State University: College of Nursing
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital: Center for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Research
Oxytocin: Biomarker of Affiliation and Neurodevelopment in the Premature Infants

2013 Recipients

Mary Ann Blatz, RNC-NIC MSN IBCLC

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
A Feasibility Study of a Smart Phone App to Monitor Breast Milk Supply for Hospitalized Preterm Infants

Patricia Fleck, PhD(c) NNP-BC

Boston Children's Hospital
Mother's Lived Experience During Repair of Long-Gap Esophageal Atresiam a Phenomenological Inquiry

Susan Kern, MSN RNC-NIC NNP-BC

Dayton Children's Hospital
Laryngeal Mask Airway in the Newborn >200 Grams: Assessment of the Comfort Level of Delivery Room Staff After Hands-On Skill Session

Michele Sweet, MS RN

Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
A Pilot Study of Responses to Suctioning Among Neonates on Bubble Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

2012 Recipients

Ruth Lucas, PhD RNC

Duke University School of Nursing
Maternal Descriptions of the Late Preterm Infant Breastfeeding Behavior Types

Joan Renard Smith, PhD(c) MSN NNP-BC

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Impact of a Novel Relaxation Method of Touch on Neonatal Neurobehavioral Development Among Very Preterm Infant