Your donations fund 18 small research grants
The small research grants were given from the 128 requests for 2013 small grants. The 18 nurse researchers who received grants are from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, and the U.S., including the research grant funded by Alpha Eta Chapter to a nurse researcher in Africa.
Dal Lae Chin,
San Francisco, Calif., USA
2013 Research Grant Recipient
Research Study:Smoking Behavior In Korean Americans in California to guide intervention development to reduce smoking rates
Nu Xi Chapter-at-Large donates US $5,000 for research grants
The board of directors of Nu Xi-at-Large Chapter, sponsored by California State University, East Bay; Holy Names University; and Samuel Merritt University, pledged to contribute US $5,000 over the next two years to the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing in support of nursing research grants. The chapter raised an initial US $800 at its 30th Anniversary Celebration in January.
Global Nursing Research Grant deadline is 1 May
Thirteen members receive assistance to attend 2013 congress
The Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing received 100 leadership education grant requests from members around the world to attend the 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. Of those applicants, your donations to the Foundation’s Leadership Funds made it possible for grants to be awarded to 13 members. (Thirty-eight percent were from low- and middle-income countries.)
2012 Leadership Education Grant recipients together at the
23rd International Nursing Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia.
Chapter giving circle supports member attendance at 2013 congress
Members of the Delta Theta Chapter Giving Circle are supporting Erlinda Palaganas of the Philippines to attend the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTIs) 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. The chapter’s giving circle donors make an annual contribution and select the grant recipient. This is the fourth member the giving circle has supported since it began in 2011.
Your donations support the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals
STTI is helping meet the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals through the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy South Africa Pilot. This program — supported by Johnson Johnson and donations to the Foundation’s Future Fund — created six pilot projects involving 300 medical professionals who are directly improving patient care for thousands of South African mothers and their children.
One participant, Yvonne Nkosi, has begun a project to inform pregnant mothers in her South African community how to utilize antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to dramatically reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS. Yvonne invites women to join her for talks where they learn about the lifesaving ARV protocol.