November 17, 2006

Vollman lands NIH mentored scientist award

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Hal Moses, M.D., right, and Hideaki Ijichi, M.D., Ph.D., Research Fellow, are studying a new model for pancreatic cancer.
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Vollman lands NIH mentored scientist award

Michael Vollman, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of Nursing, was recently awarded a three-year Mentored Research Scientist Award by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Nursing Research.

“Michael's passion for research is infectious,” said Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., senior associate dean for Research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The $259,000 award will fund longitudinal research that focuses on the relationships among coping strategies, depressive symptoms, sympathetic nervous system activation and inflammatory cytokine activity as potential pathways affecting morbidity and mortality in adult patients diagnosed with heart failure.

Vollman's award will also fund advanced training in the measurement of biomarkers in clinical research, molecular and cellular immunology, and longitudinal data modeling techniques.