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Fellowship Offers Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Research Opportunity


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Posted: 6/11/2010

A two-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON), endowed by a $1 million gift from the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, is now open 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 fellowship — and 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, “This is a wonderful opportunity for a nurse researcher to further develop their research and grant writing skills while working with an outstanding multidisciplinary group of clinical scientists.” Gross 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 $52,000, 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 [email protected].