UMass Amherst College of Nursing wins $1.23 million grant for new research center

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) College of Nursing recently won a five-year grant worth $1.23 million from the National Institute of Nursing Research to develop a research center for chronic fatigue and impaired sleep management.
 
“The UManage Center will help individuals with chronic illness live healthier, more functional lives,” said UMass Amherst Professor of Nursing Cynthia Jacelon, who will be the center director. “Nurse-led interdisciplinary teams will use emerging technologies being developed on the UMass Amherst campus to help manage symptoms affecting millions of individuals with chronic conditions that interfere with living life to the fullest.”
 
The UManage Center to Build the Science of Symptom Self-Management, or UManage Center, is one of six made possible through grants from the National Institute of Nursing Research, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. It will allow scientists to develop technologies, like wearable or handheld devices, that allow those with chronic illnesses to manage their fatigue and impaired sleep.
 
“The creation of the UManage Center is an outstanding achievement for our nurse researchers,” College of Nursing Dean Stephen Cavanagh said. “The center will create an environment where they can work and collaborate with other outstanding scholars working towards the common goal of improving health and the quality of life for those suffering from chronic illnesses.”

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