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 Center for Health Science Research

Services

The Center for Health Science Research is a unique resource in the College of Nursing. It facilitates the research endeavors of the College and assists with the submission of nationally competitive research proposals. The CHSR provides a broad array of research support services, including:


 

  • Locating potential funding sources
  • Assistance with reviewing and synthesizing the program requirements
  • Project management during proposal development process
  • Supporting the development of College and University related sections of application narrative
  • Assistance with budget and justification preparationEnsuring compliance with UT/federal policies and with sponsor guidelines
  • Internal review of manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Arranging for and financing external peer review of proposals
  • Liaison with the Office of Sponsored Programs during proposal submission and award negotiation
  • Consultation of Human Subjects Review by the Institutional Review Board
  • Preparation of posters and slides for scholarly presentations
  • Editorial support for journal articles, including financing outside assistance as needed
  • Mentoring for faculty members


 

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Current Research

 

  • END OF LIFE NEEDS OF PLWHA IN APPALACHIAN TENNESSEE AND ALABAMA - Dr. Sadie Hutson
    Over the past 30 years, HIV/AIDS has evolved from a death sentence to a chronic condition managed by effective diagnostics and therapies. Despite this, HIV/AIDS remains a leading cause of death in adults. Understanding the gap between end-of-life (EOL) needs and services for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is complex and dynamic. The results of this study will significantly improve our understanding of EOL care needs and services for those PLWHA in Appalachian areas of TN and AL and will set the stage for developing and testing interventions aimed at increasing provider awareness of the particular needs of this population as well as accessibility and utilization of services.

  • Project information from NIH website 
  • News story from WATE TV 

  • AN EXAMINATION OF HOSPICE USE AMONG CHILDREN - Dr. Lisa Lindley
    Dr. Lindley's grant (K01) seeks to understand how the characteristics of children influence utilization of hospice care services. Using an innovative geographic information systems approach along with longitudinal administrative data, this study employs a retrospective cohort design to explore the geographic use of hospice among children and examine how individual characteristics impact this use. It is anticipated that the results of the study will inform clinical and policy initiatives on how to improve access to pediatric hospice care. 

  • Project information from NIH website 

  • JSPN Interview with Dr. Lindley podcast 


  • THE LONG TERM EFFECTIVENESS OF TELEPHONE INTERVENTION PROBLEM SOLVING (TIPS) - Dr. Lora Beebe
    Medication non adherence is the strongest predictor of symptom relapse in persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Research shows that problem-solving interventions are among the most effective treatments for improving adherence and reducing treatment costs, but these interventions are seldom offered due to budget and personnel constraints.  In this study, we will test the effect of cellular telephone delivered Telephone Intervention - Problem Solving (TIPS) developed by Dr. Beebe, compared to treatment as usual (TAU) on medication adherence, medication attitudes and symptom management over 9 months. 

  • Project information from NIH website
  • News story from Knoxville News Sentinel

 

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