African American Mental Health and Wellness (AMEN) Program
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) are partnering with the City of Austin, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and Rehoboth Baptist Church to develop the AMEN - African American Mental Health and Wellness Program with a new initiative to support the mental and physical health of African American residents.
Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Quality of Care Study
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has partnered with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct a study of assisted living facility (ALF) residents. This study will focus on quality of care and quality of life in Texas ALF’s across the state. Representative administrators and residents from 300 urban/metro ALF’s as well as 150 ALF’s located in rural counties will be surveyed.
Brain Health Neuroscience Laboratory
The Brain Health Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to improve the lives of patients with chronic medical conditions by studying how diseases and their treatments affect brain health including cognition, sleep, mood and stress.
Center for Health Equity Research (HER)
The Health Equity Research Center’s mission is to provide an environment that strengthens and expands collaborative intervention research in nursing and related disciplines by developing, testing, evaluating and disseminating innovative self-management solutions to improve patient-centered care and health outcomes of people with chronic conditions.
Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE)
The Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) leads The University of Texas at Austin’s efforts to transform health professions education by promoting innovative learning experiences, disseminating best practices, convening key health and education stakeholders, and championing impact-driven scholarship.
Community Health Worker (CHW) Institute
The Community Health Worker (CHW) Institute was established to improve the quality of life and health outcomes of underserved populations/communities in Central Texas focused on health promotion, chronic disease self-management, mental health and women's health.
Cognitive Health Initiative for Cancer Survivors
At the Cognitive Health Initiative for Cancer Survivors, we seek to assess, identify, and improve cognitive outcomes for all cancer survivors. Cognitive changes can occur during and after receiving cancer treatment and can manifest as difficulties with paying attention, multi-tasking, prioritizing, word finding, memory, and processing speed. These changes often co-occur with unwanted psychological changes or increases in fatigue. Cognitive and psychological changes have devastating effects on the daily lives of cancer survivors.
Digital Heart Health
At the Digital Heart Health, we explore a combination of digital tools to provide support for knowledge and behavior for heart failure self-care by older adults over 55 years living in the community. We study how digital tools can provide information and support behaviors for taking better care of your heart condition.
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian J Turpin Center for Gerontological Nursing
The Luci Baines Johnson and Ian J Turpin Center for Gerontological Nursing (LBJ/IJT-CGN), seeks to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, and diseases and conditions associated with growing older. Aging itself remains the most important risk factor for many devastating diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD), disability, most forms of cancer, many types of heart disease, osteoporosis and hip fracture, kidney failure, and diabetes (NIA, 2021). The LBJ/IJT – CGN endeavors to address these issues through our core values that underpin our vision and mission while driving plans for execution.
Nighttime agitation causes suffering for people with dementia, distresses caregivers, and often results in prescriptions for harmful antipsychotic medications. A sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome (RLS), may be causing nighttime agitation. The study will investigate if treatment of RLS with the FDA-approved medication, gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant®), improves sleep and reduces nighttime agitation, restless legs syndrome symptoms, and the use of antipsychotic medications.
Person-Centered Medication Study
At the Person-Centered Medication study, we are exploring whether a medication teaching program helps people understand their medications and to assist them with taking their medications as prescribed. The study is with generous funding from St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (CHPR).
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, in collaboration with generous funding from the Neuropathy Alliance of Texas, is conducting a study to learn more about the experiences of people with peripheral neuropathy (PN). The purpose of this study is to better understand what is important to people with neuropathy.
St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations
The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations was established in 1999. In August of 2011, the St. David’s Foundation made a gift to the School of Nursing to create a permanent endowment to support the Center. In recognition of this gift, the Center was renamed the St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations. The mission of the center is to improve the health of underserved people through applied research.
Stress, Coping and Health in Motherhood Study
Researchers Lorraine Walker, EdD, RN, and Nicole Murry, PhD, RN, from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing are conducting a study using an online survey to better understand stress, coping, and health among mothers of infants and young children between 2 and 22 months of age.
T32 Precision Health Training Program
The UT Austin School of Nursing T32 Transdisciplinary Precision Health Intervention Methodology Training program is a five-year grant funded by the National Institutes of Health. This unique program aims to create a national model for training nurse scientists in precision health by providing predoctoral trainees with cutting-edge knowledge and methodologies in precision health, high-level training across disciplines, and access to resources to enhance nursing science.