Funded Projects

USAID/ASHA Grant - Dr. Shelby Garner, PI

Dr. Shelby Garner was awarded a $652,800 grant from USAID/ASHA to continue her partnership with Bangalore Baptist Hospital, India, in the construction of a Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence. Importantly, this facility will also provide sage living accommodations for up to 48 nurses in Bengaluru, India. Dr. Garner is incorporating best practices in simulation and nursing education to continue to build nurse capacity and further health outcomes in India.

For additional information, contact Dr. Shelby Garner at

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Nursing Innovation Grant Program: Transition to Practice - Dr. Tanya Sudia and Dr. Dora Bradley, Co-PIs

In a collaborative partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health North and the Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation, Drs. Sudia and Bradley along with colleague and LHSON Undergraduate Program Director, Nan Ketcham, are working with a team of nurses and faculty on a grant entitled Geriatric Competency Validation Toolbox for New Nurse Graduates: Utilization of DEU' and Collaborative Clinical Partnerships for Development and Validation. This $462,135 grant provides funding for the development, testing and validation of a tool to measure geriatric competencies among pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing students.

For additional information, contact Dr. Tanya Sudia at