Currently Funded Research and Awards

Current Research Awards:

Dr. Joel Mitchell was selected by his peers as the nominee from the Harris College for the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching and Scholarship.

Dr. Diane Hawley received the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community
Ms. Lynn Flahive has been selected 2012-2013 winner of the Michael R. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership.

Dr. Linda Moore (SOWO) was awarded the Harris College Dean’s Teaching Award.

Dr. Harriet Cohen (SOWO) was awarded the Harris College Dean’s Research and Creativity Award.

Dr. Linda Moore was chosen to receive the NASW /Texas Forth Area Branch 2012 Social Worker Lifetime Achievement Award.

Faculty Grant Awards:

Dr. Kay Sanders (2014) has been awarded funding by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  for her “Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)” project.

Danielle Walker (2014) has been awarded funding by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for her “Impact Evaluation of the Safe Routes to School Partnership” project.

Dr. Joel Mitchell & Dr. JonathanOliver (2014) have been awarded funding by Vitargo Global Sciences for their “Comparative Effects of Post-Exercise Ingestion Of A High Or Low Molecular Weight Solution On Resistance Exercise Performance” project.

Dr. Kathy Baker & Dr. Suzy Lockwood (2014)  have been awarded funding from Beta Alpha Research for their work titled“An Exploratory Study of Head and Neck Cancer Quality of Life in Survivorship”

Ms. Danielle Walker (2014)  has been awarded funding from Beta Alpha Research for their work titled  “Anxiety and Peer Mentoring in the Clinical Setting”

Dr. Suzy Lockwood (2014) has been awarded year 2 funding by Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research funded by NIH NCI for her “The Lymphedema and Gynecologic Cancer (LEG) Study; Study, Incidence, Risk Factors and Impact” project

Dr. Janie Wells (2012) was awarded a Junior Faculty Summer Grant for her study entitled “Stressors in the Older Adult with End Stage Renal Disease,” which aims to determine the older adult’s experience of living with end stage renal disease and to determine the daily stressors that they experience. To learn more, click here.

Dr. Phil Esposito (2012) is the recipient of both a Junior Faculty Summer Grant for his work to examine the components of the metabolic syndrome in a cross-sectional sample of individuals with Down syndrome (DS). To learn more, click here.

Phillips, M. & Barbee, J. (Co-PI’s) (2011). Influence of aerobic fitness on melanocortin receptor expression in inflammatory monocytes – a novel mechanism of exercise-induced inflammatory reduction. JPS Grant, $10,000.

Argenbright, K. & Lockwood, S. (2011-2013). The Fort Worth Program for Community Survivorship. CPRIT Grant: FRA P-11-EBP1: Evidence-Based Primary Prevention, Early Detection, and Survivorship Services. Total grant $803,816, allocated to TCU $23,000.

Lockwood, S., Cagle, C., Wells, J.W., (2/2012). iAdvocate! A Technology-Driven, Patient-Centered Approach to Improving Healthcare in Underserved Populations. NSF IIS-Smart Health &Wellbeing PA-12-512. Submitted: $530,103. 24 Months.

RCAF Grant Recipients:

Dr. Phil Esposito (2012) is the recipient a RCAF Grant for his work to examine the components of the metabolic syndrome in a cross-sectional sample of individuals with Down syndrome (DS). To learn more, click here.

Dr. Gina Alexander (2012) was awarded a RCAF grant for her study entitled ”Mind-Body Therapies for Self-Care and Health Promotion: Providers as Learners.”  The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of mind-body interventions to reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and promote mindfulness and self-care among health care professionals. To learn more, click here.

Grants Submitted:

Watts, C., (2013-2014). The Clinical Efficacy of Stretch-and-Flow Voice Therapy for Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial. ASHA Foundation Collaborative Clinical Research Grant. $62,815.

Recently Funded Internal Faculty Grants:

Kinesiology

Esposito, P. & Manspeaker, S. (2013). Faculty Development Program for International Studies Grant. Ireland.

Mitchell, J., & Cheek, D. (2012).  The use of eNOS expression from isolated endothelial cells for the detection of cardiovascular disease risk and the determination of the effects of exercise on endothelial cell function. TCU IS Grant.

Oliver, J. (2013). The effect of interset interval on power output during resistance exercise in elderly men. TCU Research and Creative Activities Fund.

Oliver, J. (2013). Junior Faculty Summer Research Grant.

Oliver, J. (2013). Equipment for the enhancement of an integrative laboratory and lecture course for students to gain practical experience. Instructional Development Grant.

Rhea, D. J. (2012).  Exploration of the Finland K-12 Schools: Developing a Model for Educational Transformation in Texas. TCU IS Grant.

Shah, M. (2013). TCU Research and Creative Activities Fund Grant.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Brimo, D.   (2013). TCU Research and Creative Activities Fund grant.

Nursing

Daniels, G. (PI), Wells, J. (Co-PI), Walker, C. (Co-PI), Cagle, C. (Co-PI), & Henderson, S. (2012, June 20). Prevalence and incidence of nonadherence and gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with end stage renal disease. TCU Invests in Scholarship Award.

Hawley, D. & Canclini, S. (2013). TCU Instructional Development Grant.

Sherrod, M. (2012, April). Na zdrovya: A qualitative inquiry of the Russian-American immigrant population and the effects of cultural change. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Alpha Chapter Research Award.

Recently Funded External Faculty Grants:

Kinesiology

Mitchell, J. & Phillips, M. (2012). Comparison of Temperatures Measured Inside Protective Headgear With Indicators of Physiological Strain and Core Temperatures During Exercise in a Hot Environment. Hothead Technologies Grant.

Nursing

Baker, K. (2012). Nurse faculty loan program. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Burns, P. (2013). TCU Oncology Center Education. Moncrief Cancer Foundation Grant.

Burns, P., & Frable, P. (2013). Nurse Faculty Shortage. TX Higher Education Coordinating Board. Increased Enrollments.

Burns, P., & Frable, P. (2013). Nurse Faculty Shortage. TX Higher Education Coordinating Board. Increased Graduations.

Curry, L. & Walker C. (2012, October). Education and support for caregivers in the workplace. Area Agency on Aging. Period from October 2012 through September 2013.

Social Work

Petrovich, J. (2012). Evaluating Directions Home: Fort Worth’s Plan to make Homelessness Rare, Short-Term, and Non-Recurring within 10 Years.” United Way of Tarrant County. Recurring annually since 2008.

School of Nurse Anesthesia

Sanders, K. (2013). Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship Grant. Health Resources and Services Administration.

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