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Annual Nursing research Grant awards

2017 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that four sponsored grants were awarded at the 2017 ISONG World Congress in Reston, Virginia.  Thank you to University of Pittsburgh, Duke University and Duquesne University for their support of these awards.

University of Pittsburgh/ISONG Research Award awarded to:


Nancy Dubois

for her research grant proposal entitled "Identification of Health and 16S Microbiome Characteristics of Ideal Stool Donors for Fecal Mirobiota Transplantations"


ISONG Research Initiatives/ISONG Research Award granted to:

Mitchell Knisely
for his research grant proposal entitled "Identification of Associations Between Inflammatory Pathway Candidate Genes and Health-Related Quality of Life in Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

Duquesne University/ISONG Research Award granted to:

Michelle Wright
for her research grant proposal entitled "Characterization of Allele Specific DNA Methylation of PABPNI"

Duke University/ISONG Research Award granted to:

Lacy Wright Heinsberg
for her research grant proposal entitled "Epigenetic Variation of the Iron Homeostasis Pathway in Patient Outcome Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage"

2016 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that two sponsored grants were awarded at the 2016 ISONG World Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Thank you to Duke University and Duquesne University for their support of these awards.

Duke University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:


Fay Wright

for her research grant proposal entitled " Daily Diurnal Fatigue Variability and its Association with Genetic Expression of Inflammosome Pathways a Pilot Study

Duquesne University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:


Thomas Julian
for his research grant proposal entitled  A BioBehavioral Model of Serotonin Genetics Impulsivity and Opioid Addiction


2015 Grant Award Recipients

We are delighted to announce that two sponsored grants were awarded at the 2015 ISONG World Congress in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  These awards were supported by the following Universities and by the members of ISONG who have donated to the ISONG Research Initiative:

Duke University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:


Kosuke Niitsu 
for his research grant proposal entitled "Genetic Influence on Resilience to Potentially Traumatic Events”



Duquesne University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

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Mayu Frank 
for her research grant proposal entitled "Cell-Free DNA: Measuring Inflammation in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis”



2014  Grant Award Recipients

This year, because there were multiple awards, one was designated for an early career researcher (PhD student, Postdoctoral fellow or PhD no more than 3 years beyond earning PhD) and the others were awarded to ISONG members at any stage of his or her career, based upon scientific merit determined by peer review. We are delighted to announce that five sponsored grants were awarded in 2014.

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Caroline Benjamin for her research grant proposal entitled: "Development of a Discrete Choice Experiment: Exploring Patient Preferences for a New Model of Genetic Service Delivery in a Sample of Patients with Gynecological Cancers"

University of Maryland School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Ansley Stanfill for her research grant proposal entitled: "Genetic Contributions to Depression and Anxiety after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage"

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Nicole Osier for her research grant proposal entitled "Effect of Genotype on Response to Melatonin Therapy in Brain Injury"

University of New Mexico College of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Rebecca Hamilton for her research grant proposal entitled "A Longitudinal Study of Women Living with BRCA Mutation"

University of Iowa College of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Patricia Hershberger for her research grant proposal entitled "Disclosing Genetic Origins to Donor-Egg Conceived Children: Engaging Parents, Children and their Egg Donors"

University of Iowa College of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Martha Driessnack for her research grant proposal entitled "Disclosing Genetic Origins to Donor-Egg Conceived Children: Engaging Parents, Children and their Egg Donors"

2013 Award Recipients

Three ISONG Research Awards were awarded in 2013. Thank you to Duke University School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing for their generous support of these awards.

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Paule Joseph, BSN, MSN, CRNP, CRRN, CTN-B for her research grant proposal entitled “Genetic Sensitivity to Sweet Taste and Anthropometric Measures of Obesity”

Duke University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Linda D. Ward, PhD, ARNP for her research grant proposal entitled “Assessment of Genomic Literacy among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in the United States” 

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing/ISONG Research Award awarded to:

Kelley Baumgartel, BSN, PhD(c) for her research grant proposal entitled Breastmilk is not a uniform substance: Epigenetic mechanisms” 


Please contact Linda Mason at linda@isong.org to sponsor an ISONG Research Grant. 

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