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

The Feasibility of a School Nurse Led Mindfulness Program in an Inner-City Public School
Lisa Henry, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

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

Improving EMR Usability and Reducing the Risk of Litigation via Policy/Procedure Hyperlinks
Hasima Hajdini, BSN, RN 

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effect of Post-Discharge Phone Follow Up for Pediatric Asthma Patients on Readmission Rates and Medication Adherence
Meaghan Senior, MSN, RN

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effect of Weekly Phone Follow-up for Pediatric Patients Newly Diagnosed with Cancer on Parental Anxiety, Medication Adherence, and Patient Satisfaction
Taryn Sandheinrich, DNP, RN, FNP-C

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)