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Fellowship Offers Psychiatric Nursing Research Opportunity

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Posted: 6/25/2008

A two-year research fellowship, endowed by a $1 million gift from the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, provides a post-doctoral opportunity at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) for nurse researchers with an interest in psychiatric and mental health nursing.  The Blaustein Fellowship allows promising scholars to conduct multidisciplinary and collaborative research to advance the mental health and wellbeing of individuals in both hospital and community settings.

"This fellowshipand the endowment that supports it go a long way toward training the next generation of mental health nurses," says Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing.  Gross, who will provide mentorship to Blaustein Fellows, adds, "I am looking forward to working with a bright new researcher interested in the treatment or prevention of the symptoms of mental illnesses." She will be joined by faculty from JHUSON and from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to help promote an integrated, multidimensional, and collaborative research approach to both mental health promotion and the treatment of mental illnesses across diverse populations and generations.

The 24-month fellowship is accompanied by an annual stipend of up to $51,000, depending on experience. It also includes tuition remission up to $1,000 and support for research-related experiences. Nurses with research doctorates or nearing completion of their doctoral degree who demonstrate strong commitment to scholarship, multidisciplinary collaboration, and psychiatric or mental health nursing research are encouraged to apply. For further information, e-mail blausteinfellowship@son.jhmi.edu.