2015 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 one member in his research: he will receive a $10,000 grant and a complimentary registration to the APNA 29th Annual Conference.
Kosuke Niitsu, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC/PhD Student
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Genetic Influence on Resilience to Potentially Traumatic Events
Kosuke Niitsu, MSN, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC/PhD Student, is a 4th year PhD student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His research interests center on resilience after traumatic events. He is conducting dissertation research titled "Genetic Influence on Resilience to Potentially Traumatic Events". It will focus on genetic indicators of resilience, as existing trauma studies focus on what factors may predict the development of post-traumatic stress disorder. His research will investigate different responses to potentially traumatic events and address both psychosocial variables and selected genotypes that may influence resilience.

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

Past APNF Grant Recipients 

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