Current Nursing Research Studies & Principal Investigator(s) 

Nurse-Led Parent Educational Discharge Support Strategies (PEDSS) for Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (ANCC Multi-Center Research)
Emily Daut, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC & Leslie Glover, MSN, RN, CPNP

Assessing the Ability of a Ventilation Humidification System to Decrease the Incidence of Hypothermia during Inter-facility Transport of Low Birth Weight Neonates 
Monica Klostermann, MBA, BSN, RN

Exploring How a Palliative Care Team Impacts the Grieving Process for Families after the Death of a Child
Pamela Piel, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Assessment of Parental Competency Prior to Discharge for Hospitalized Children with Asthma
Miriam Nova, BSN, RN

Retrospective Review of Optimal Pain Regimens for Children Hospitalized after Tonsillectomy/Adenectomy Surgery
Amy Pham, BSN, RN

Comparison of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Nurses and Physicians Caring for the Mothers of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Infants Before and After an Educational Intervention
Chonita Krause, MHA, BSN, RN & Cheryl Meador, BSN, RN

The Effect of Recreational Overnight Camps for Children with Congenital Heart Defects on Quality of Life
Julie Stumpf, MSN, RN

Retrospective review of Surgical Outcomes for Children with Idiopathic Constipation
Carrie Wilson, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Database
Lynne Sekarski MSN, RN, CPN

Externally Funded Research Projects

Engaging Families in NICU Care to Optimize Outcomes of Preterm Infants.  Funding: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.    
Joan R. Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC (Co-PI)
The Development of a Sensory-Based Clinical Practice Guideline and an Implementation Plan for Very Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Necessary First Step Before Clinical Trial. Funding: University Research Strategic Alliance (URSA) Interdisciplinary Collaborative Grant Washington University in St. Louis. 
Joan R. Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC (Co-PI)