The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) is a research-intensive school and our scientists investigate diverse topics that have tremendous implications for patients. In the past year, we submitted 140 grant applications to federal agencies, foundations, and internal funding sources. Our success rate across agencies averages around 33%, well beyond the 5-15% rate seen among the various NIH institutes. We increased our funding by almost three million dollars this year and have a total research funding level of 47 million dollars. But beyond the facts and figures of funding is the impact of our research. We have projects that challenge stereotypes about the role of nursing while...
Less than 20% of African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians in the U.S. say they or a family member have ever participated in clinical trials, according to a survey commissioned by Research!America. This lack of inclusion of minority patients can negatively impact the quality of care provided to these patients and ultimately contribute to health disparities. Oftentimes, much of the data supporting approval of new drugs in America is based on clinical trials in non-U.S. populations that poorly reflect American diversity. The lack of U.S. data is, in large part, due to the “difficulty” in recruiting American patients to clinical trials, and represents a barrier to precision medicine. Project...

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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana