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American Nurses Foundation Awards $185,000 in 2013 research grants

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Two nurse researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore were among 29 recipients of research grants from the American Nurses Foundation’s 2013 Nursing Research Grants Program. The grant recipients from Johns Hopkins were Kamila A. Alexander, RN, PhD, MPH, and Jiayun Xu, RN, PHD(c), BSN.

ANF is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association. The 2013 grant program focused on ANA’s research priorities and applications, which use ANA’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.

“ANF is grateful for the generosity of supporters over the last 58 years who have made it possible to award over $4 million to more than 1,000 beginning and experienced nurse researchers and credentialing programs for patients, nurses and healthcare organizations,” ANF Chairwoman Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN, said in a news release.

The grant program is recognized for its high caliber and rigorous scientific review. Each year, ANF scholars, reviewers and funders contribute to groundbreaking studies that shape and influence nursing practices and play a vital role in launching larger scientific health research. Individual grants ranged from $5,000 to $25,000.

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