Research Centers & Institutes

Center for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Illness

Mary and John Barron Quality of Life Investigator Research Fund Award

If you are a promising IUSON investigator who is conducting quality of life research in chronic illness that has the potential to enhance nursng science, the Mary and John Barron Quality of Life Investigator Research Fund Award helps you to offset research expenses. 

The Mary and John Barron Quality of Life Investigator Research Fund Award provides funding to IUSON investigators conducting research to enhance nursing science in the area of quality of life in chronic illness. Funds are available to support research-related expenses.

This funding is made possible through the generous endowment of Mary and John Barron. 

Prior award recipients include:

Year Name of Awardee Improving Quality of Life in:
2017 Ukamaka Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC Families of adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders
2016 Yvonne Lu, PhD, RN The elderly, espeically for persons with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers.
2015 Sheri Robb, PhD, MT-BC Music-based interventions in children and adolescents with cancer
2014 Susan Hickman, PhD Palliative care, end-of-life communication
2013 Julie Otte, PhD, RN OCN Breast cancer survivors and sleep disorders
2012 Claire B. Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN Those with experiences of interpersonal violence
2011 Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN  Breast cancer survivors
2010 Anna McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN Cancer, smoking cessation, informatics
2009 Janice Buelow, PhD, RN Patients with epilepsy and their families
2008 Kathleen M. Hanna, PhD, RN  Adolescent health
2007 Tamilyn Bakas, PhD, RN, FAHA Stroke patients and families
2006 Janet L. Welch, PhD, RN  Renal disease
2005 Marsha L. Ellett, PhD, RN, CGRN Infants and children
2004 Susan M. Rawl, PhD, RN, FAAN Colorectal-cancer screening
2003 Susan Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA Cardiovascular disease