Adult Immunization Research Grant Funded by GlaxoSmithKline

GSK 2013 Grant Recipient-1

   2012 Recipient:    Yolanda Lang

Testimonial: “Employees who have contact with agents which are classified as BSL – 3 and for which a vaccine currently exists MUST receive the vaccine to maintain their position within the University setting. The investigators developed and implemented an educational program. The grant will be utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational program, provide feedback to the researchers as to changes needed to improve the program and will provide a template for further educational endeavors dealing with these and other agents both at the University of Pittsburgh and other research institutions using similar agents.”

Research Abstract: Evaluation and Continuing Improvement of the University of Pittsburgh’s Mandatory Vaccination Education Program: Examining the Relationship between Age, Sex, and Education Level and Education Retention

New Investigator Research Grants Funded by Medique Products

Medique Research Grant Recipient

2013 Recipient: Dal Lae Chin

Testimonial: "The purpose of the proposed study is to identify chemical-related health symptoms, occupational injuries, work environments, and personal protective behaviors among Korean-American drycleaners. The findings of this study will provide the scientific basis for the development of more effective occupational health and safety training program strategies to reduce chemical exposure and to increase preventive behaviors among Korean drycleaners. Specifically, the findings of this project will make a significant contribution to developing culturally-integrated occupational safety programs for minority workers in the drycleaning industry."

Research Abstract: Chemical Exposure & Personal Protective Behaviors in Korean-American Drycleaners


Hunter Keys

Testimonial: "Put simply, without the support of the AAOHN Foundation and Medique, we would not be here! This project is part of a longstanding research and service-learning academic partnership here in the Dominican Republic. In supporting this research project, the AAOHN Foundation – Medique New Investigator Research Grant ensures the continuation of a productive and enriching cross-cultural nursing partnership.
The research team, composed of four graduate students from Emory University, is very thankful for the support that the AAOHN Foundation and Medique have provided them. We hope that the research award will continue to support projects conceived and executed by new investigators. Such experiences have immeasurable personal and professional benefits to all involved!"   

Research Abstract: WASH behaviors in migrant Hatian-Dominican communities in the Dominican Republic 



Joyce Hood

Testimonial: "Receiving the AAOHN Foundation – Medique New Investigator Researcher Grant in 2011 provided me with the funds to support my study of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue in pediatric healthcare workers, which is a unique sub-set of the healthcare worker cohort in the country.  The challenges they face each and every day are different than those in adult or extended care healthcare facilities.  More valuable than the funds to support the study was the acknowledgement from the AAOHN Foundation that my study was important and that they valued it enough to support and validate it."  

Research Abstract: Assessment of Burnout in Pediatric Health Care Workers

New Investigator Research Grants Funded by Kelly Services

Kelly Services Research Grant Recipient

   2013 Recipient:  
Nicole Shaffer

Testimonial: "This research will assist occupational health nurses and facilities in identifying and planning appropriate staffing models and ratios based on the activities and needs of the organization. It will also assist those in determining the staff make up and provide justification to senior leadership on the value and appropriateness of occupational health professionals. By having one tool set as the tool of choice for AAOHN many facilities and occupational health staff globally will be able to benefit from the findings."

Research Abstract: OHN Staffing Model Development

Kelly Services 2013 Grant Recipient-1

   2012 Recipient:  
Chad Rittle

Research Abstract: Assess the need for medical staff to administer Tdap vaccine to the academic community at local universities.