We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the APNF Research Grants. Through its grant program, the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation aids scientific research and contributions which add to the knowledge and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing. This year the Foundation is assisting two members who submitted outstanding research proposals: each received a $5,000 grant and a complimentary registration to the APNA 26th Annual Conference.
Esther Meerwijk, PhD(c), RN
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Heart rate variability and frontal EEG asymmetry as markers of psychological pain.
Esther Meerwijk, PhD(c), RN is a Doctoral student in the UCSF School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems. She is currently conducting her dissertation study on psychological pain and intends to graduate in 2013. Esther’s Doctoral study focuses on frontal EEG asymmetry and heart rate variability as markers of psychological pain. Psychological pain is the most frequently mentioned reason for suicide. Being able to measure psychological pain objectively may facilitate interventions to alleviate suffering, which could potentially contribute to a reduction in the prevalence of suicide.
Andrea Warner Stidham, PhD, RN
Kent State University
The Relationship of PostTraumatic Growth to Depressive Symptoms and Physical Health in Spouses of U.S. Service Members Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Andrea Warner Stidham Ph.D., RN is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent, OH. Her research areas of interest are military families, sexual violence, posttraumatic growth and HIV. Her clinical areas of interest are adult and child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Stidham teaches research, theory and psychiatric mental health nursing to students in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
The APNF Grant Review Committee would like to thank all of the applicants.
Past APNF Grant Recipients