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Active Grants

The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.

Nursing Faculty are involved in a variety of research projects, publications and presentations. Nursing students work alongside faculty to bring new and innovative ideas into fruition.

Below, explore the School of Nursing's active grants.

Effects of SS31 on Skeletal Muscle Crush Injury and Macrophage Infiltration

Project Director: Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, DNSc

Co-Investigator: Marianne Tejada, MSN, RN

Funding Agency: UNLV School of Nursing Intramural Grant

Amount Awarded: $5,000

Period: 09/23/13-09/22/15

Goal: To describe the effects of the mitochondrial targeted antioxidant peptide, SS-31, which prevents free radical production and captures free radicals on crushed muscle damage and M2 macrophage infiltration into crushed muscle.

Association of Proteins Expression and Fatigue Intensification in Childhood Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

Principal Investigator: Nada Lukkahatai, PhD MSN RN

Funding Agency: UNLV School of Nursing Intramural Grant

Amount Awarded: $5,000


Goals: To investigate the relationships among fatigue intensification during the chemotherapy and the expression of the serum level of apolipoprotein E, apolipoprotein A1 and Transthyletin.

Physical Function and Dietary Consumption of Fruit and Vegetable as Mediators to Acculturation Among Hypertensive Filipino Americans

Principal Investigator: Reimund Serafica, PhD, MSN, RN

Co-Investigator: Alona Angosta, PhD, APRN, FNP, NP-C

Funding Agency: UNLV School of Nursing Intramural Grant

Amount Awarded: $5,000


Goals: To (1) examine whether level of acculturation is a predictor of anthropometric measurements in Filipino Americans; and (2) examine whether physical function and dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables mediate the effect of acculturation on anthropometric measurements in Filipino Americans with HTN.

The Energy Expenditure of a Culturally Relevant Folkloric Dance: Tinikling

Principal Investigator: Alona D. Angosta, PhD, APRN, FNP, NP-C

Co-Investigator: Dr. Daniel Heil, PhD (Montana State University) & Dr. Rhigel Alforque-Tan, DNP, APRN, GNP, ANP (UNLVSON)

Funding Agency: UNLV School of Nursing Intramural Grant

Amount Awarded: $5,000

Period:04/29/2015 – 03/10/2016

Goals:To determine the energy requirements of a culturally relevant physical activity in Filipino Americans and propose this activity to positively impact cardiovascular risk factors. The investigators would like to equate this unique form of physical activity to other common forms of activity, such as walking and jogging, in a commonly accepted unit of energy expenditure intensity (i.e., metabolic intensity). Accomplishing this goal would allow the investigators to track more precisely the amount and intensity of activity being performed by the participants in a future intervention study. The specific aims of this study are to directly evaluate the energy cost of Tinikling using a portable metabolic measurement system and relate these findings to the current American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for physical activity in healthy Filipino American adults.