College of Nursing Researchers Earn $1.8M Grant for Pain, Fatigue Interventions

Contact: Heather Woolwine

Aug 9, 2016
CHARLESTON, SC – Two MUSC College of Nursing (CON) researchers are the recipients of a $1.86 million National Institute of Nursing research award from the National Institutes of Health. The five-year study led by principal investigator Teresa Kelechi, Ph.D., RN, professor and David and Margaret Clare endowed chair, and Ron Acierno, Ph.D., professor and CON associate dean for research, will provide a framework for nurse scientists to identify and intervene with groups who are at risk for worsening chronic disease symptoms, particularly symptoms of fatigue and pain.

Partnering with the College of Nursing’s Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles (TACHL), the SCTR Community Engagement Core, and the MUSC Biomedical Informatics Center, CON researchers will use leading-edge technology to develop effective, scalable and sustainable hi-tech tools to enhance self-management interventions that will be accessible to patients in their communities. To achieve this, they will use patient-centered approaches that can be used in real community settings through established community partnerships.

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