CAMS - Pilot Projects

CAMS supports new investigators in biobehavioral investigations of multimorbidity among adult populations through training in advanced analytic methods, Multimorbidity and Symptom Science breakthroughs, grantsmanship (including grants management), and building skills in dissemination. Funded pilot projects have interdisciplinary research team collaborators/mentors who provide considerable regulatory oversight and monitoring.

Pilot Project Selection Process 

At least one pilot project will be selected each year: The Principal Investigator of all projects eligible for selection must be a nurse and hold a PhD. In addition, the proposal should:

  • Focus on multiple chronic conditions (MCC) in adults
  • Have a sound conceptual model
  • Integrate NINR CDEs into the conceptual model and aims
  • Have the potential to be refined with inclusion of advanced analytical techniques
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration

Contact 

Keela HerrKeela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF

Professor and Director of the Pilot Administrative Core

 

Currently supported pilot projects

Gastrointestinal microbiome, obesity, and chemotherapy: Influences on symptom burden in women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Investigator: Catherine Cherwin, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

Evaluating Symptom Variability in Multimorbidity and Advanced Cancer

Investigator: Stephanie Gilbertson-White, PhD, APRN-BC, Assistant Professor

Catie Cherwin Stephanie Gilbertson-White