The University of Maryland School of Nursings Center for Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan in Baltimore has been awarded a $12,500 grant from the Loveman Foundation to help facilitate ongoing research projects related to elder care and chronic disease management, according to a news release.
CBBALs research projects include improving function and physical activity among older adults and their caregivers in long-term care settings; improving health among adults living in the community via community-based services and telehealth approaches; and managing and treating symptoms associated with chronic disease, particularly pain, according to the release.
Co-directed by Professors Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, and Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN, the CBBAL is one of two research centers within UMSON.
Funding is critical in helping our members expand ongoing research activities and build new initiatives and projects, Resnick said in the release. The research projects help us address the exploding health care needs of an aging society. Through our research and findings we are seeking to ensure that all Americans and aging individuals worldwide receive evidence-based care that results in optimal quality of life.
The centers mission is to conduct interdisciplinary research related to the effect of biology and behavior on health across the lifespan, and it provides a core for the pooling of resources and sharing of data across a variety of projects related to biological and behavioral outcomes, according to the release.