2014 APNF Research Grant Recipients
Ensuring the Future: 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 in their research: each will receive a $5,000 grant and a complimentary registration to the APNA 28th Annual Conference.
   
Robin Osterman, APNF Grant Recipient
Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
Alcohol Use Biomarkers in Pregnant Methadone Users
Robin Osterman, PhD, RNC-OB, CNS is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Nursing. As a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with specialty certification in inpatient obstetrics, her research interests focus on the high risk behaviors of pregnant women, particularly in the areas of alcohol and substance abuse. Her most recent studies have tested the effectiveness of motivational interviewing interventions to decrease prenatal alcohol use. Her current research interest in biomarkers of alcohol use has great potential to more adequately identify high risk pregnant women, such as pregnant methadone users, in need of interventions to decrease alcohol use, thereby mitigating the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
 
Choochart Wong-Anuchit, 2014 APNA Grant Recipient
Choochart Wong-Anuchit, PhD (c), RN
Saint Louis University School of Nursing
A Meta-analysis of Motivational Interviewing in People with Severe Mental Illness
Choochart Wong-Anuchit, MNS (Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing), RN, is a Ph.D. Candidate at Saint Louis University School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri.  He is conducting his dissertation research titled “A Meta-analysis of Motivational Interviewing in People with Severe Mental Illness.” As an assistant professor at Mahasarakham University (Thailand), he supervises nursing students to care for patients with mental health and psychiatric disorders.  As a doctoral student, he has chosen a three-article format for the dissertation.  In addition to the research, he is writing two manuscripts under the theme of health behavior change in mental illness.  He intends to graduate May 2015.
 

The APNF Grant Review Committee would like to thank all of the applicants.


Past APNF Grant Recipients