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Studies Currently Accruing Participants    
  • 08-CC-0220 A Phase II clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of problem solving education in caregivers and patients during allogeneic HSCT (N=21, accrued; N=145, IRB approved) 
    Principal Investigator Margaret Bevans, RN, PhD, AOCN
    Associate Investigators Matthew Loscalzo, MSW; James Zabora, ScD, et al.

  • 07-CC-0011 Hypnosis as a Pain and Symptom Management Strategy in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease (N=15)
    Principal Investigator Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN
    Associate Investigators Gregory Kato, MD, et al.

  • 05-CC-0216 Prospective Assessment of Functional Status, Psychosocial Adjustment, Health Related Quality of Life and the Symptom Experience in Patients Treated with Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (N=134)
    Principal Investigator Margaret Bevans, PhD, RN and Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP
    Associate Investigators A. John Barrett M.D..
Studies in Analysis/Dissemination    
  • 07-CC-0153 Effects of Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation on the Microbial Flora of the Oral Cavity (doctoral dissertation)
    Principal Investigator Nancy Ames, MSN, RN  
    Associate Investigators Thomas Hart, DDS, PhD & Henry Masur, MD, et al. 

  • 07-CC-0067 A Feasibility Study to Test an Individualized Dyadic Problem-Solving Education Intervention to Improve Problem-Solving Skills of Patients and Family Caregivers During Allogeneic SCT
    Principal Investigator Margaret Bevans RN, PhD
    Associate Investigators Kathleen Castro RN, MSN; Olena Prachenko MA, Patricia Prince, Med, LICSW; Nonniekaye Shelburne CRNP, MS, Gwenyth Wallen RN, PhD

  • 07-CC-N046 (00-CC- 0002) Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing a Non-myeloablative versus a Myeloablative allogeneic PBSC Transplant for Hematological Diseases (doctoral dissertation)
    Principal Investigator Margaret Bevans, RN, PhD
    Associate Investigators A. John Barrett M.D, Nancy Klein Leidy, PhD, RN, et al. 

  • 07-CC-0015 Exploring Decision Making of Hispanics and African-Americans with HIV/AIDS Participating in Clinical Trials
    Principal Investigator Migdalia V. Rivera-Goba, EdD, RN
    Associate Investigators JoAnn Mican, MD, et al.

  • 04-CC-0070  Exploring Patient-Provider Trust Among Individuals with End-Stage Renal Disease
    Principal Investigator Lori Purdie MS, RN
    Associate Investigators Gwenyth Wallen, PhD, RN, Jan Yates, PhD, RN, Migdalia Rivera-Goba EdD, RN, et al. 

  • 04-CC-0130 The Effect of a Systemic Oral Care Program on Reducing Exposure to Oropharyngeal Pathogens in Critically III Patients
    Principal Investigator Nancy Ames, MSN, RN
    Associate Investigators Thomas Hart, DDS, PhD & Henry Masur, MD, et al. 

  • Symptoms, Functional Status and Altered Immunity in Long Term Survivors of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation with Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease data collected under protocol 04-C0281  (doctoral dissertation)
    Principal Investigator Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP AOCN, Steven Z. Pavletic, MD
    Associate Investigators Nancy Klein Leidy, PhD, RN. 

  • 02-CC-0053  A Randomized Study Evaluating the Process and Outcomes of the Pain and Palliative Care Team Intervention
    Principal Investigator Gwenyth R. Wallen, PhD, RN
    Associate Investigators Richard Alexander, MD, Ann Berger, MD, et al.
Completed/Inactive Studies    
  • 00-CC-0002  A study comparing quality of life in patients undergoing a non-myeloablative versus a myeloablative peripheral blood stem cell transplant for hematological diseases
    Principal Investigator Sue Marden, PhD, RN
    Associate Investigators  Margaret Bevans, MS, RN, John Barrett, MD; Michael Bishop, MD; Ronald Gress, MD, et al. 

  • 00-CC-0046 A study of health related quality of life in HIV-infected patients undergoing structured treatment interruptions of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Principal Investigator Sue. Marden, PhD, RN
    Associate Investigators  Rose McConnell, RN; April Powers, RN;
    Richard Davey, MD, et al. 

  • 00-CC-0052 Health related quality of life in patients with metastatic melanoma receiving vaccine alone or with high dose interleukin-2 or subcutaneous interleukin-2
    Principal Investigator Sue Marden, PhD, RN
    Associate Investigators Paula Muehlbauer, MS, RN; Doug Schwartzenstruber, MD, et al.

  • 00-CC-0131 Quality of Life in Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease with Left Ventricular Dysfunction
    Principal Investigator Sue Marden, MS, RN
    Associate Investigators Claiborne Miller-Davis, RN; V. Dilsizien, MD

  • 00-CC-0237 Towards a theory of technology dependency and HRQOL: A test of a model in patients with an implantable defibrillator (doctoral dissertation)
    Associate Investigators Sue Marden, PhD, RN, L. Fananapazier, MD, et al.

  • 02-CC-0146 A Pilot Study Evaluating the Assessment Process for Constipation in Pediatric Oncology Patients Who are Receiving Vinca Alkaloids and/or Narcotics
    Principal Investigator Myra Woolery-Antill, MN, RN
    Associate Investigators Frank Balis, MD
Non-clinical Evaluation Studies    


  • Domain of Practice: Delphi Survey
    Principal Investigator Kate Castro, MS, RN,  Margaret Bevans, PhD, RN

  • Shared Governance Survey
    Principal Investigator Clare Hastings, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Genetics Competency in Practice
    Principal Investigators Gwenyth Wallen PhD, RN, Georgie Cusack, MSN, RN, Jean Jenkins, PhD, RN, Cathy Calzone, MSN, RN 


  • PDQ nurse-awareness project using a pre-post survey and educational initiative
    Principal Investigator Georgie Cusack, MSN, RN


  • Effect of Asynchronous Discussion on Student Learning and Satisfaction When Comparing Learning Environments in Continuing Medical Education (doctoral dissertation)
    Principal Investigator  Cheryl Fisher, EdD, RN

  • Instrument Development: Orientee Perceptions of Preceptorship
    Principal Investigator Marsha Moore, EdD, RN

  • Program Effectiveness Study of the Implementation of EBP into Nursing Practice @ NIH/CRC
    Principal Investigator Gwenyth Wallen PhD, RN, Clare Hastings, PhD,  RN, FAAN

  • Nursing Practice Variation in Transplant
    Principal Investigator Margaret Bevans, PhD, RN 

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