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“Hirshsprung’s Disease: A Protocol for Care”. In partial fulfillment of requirements for

the Master’s of Science in Nursing at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana. C. Kenner.
“Secondary Analysis and Application of Discriminate Analysis to Health Belief Model
Studies Conducted at Indiana University”. Project conducted at Indiana University,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1986. C. Kenner.
“The Effects of the Use of a Discharge Booklet as a Debriefing Tool on Post-
Hospitalization Behavior of 3 to 6 Year Olds”, Research project. Indiana University,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1986. Funded by the Herbert S. Rabinowitz Research Fund. $1,000.00.
C. Kenner.
“The Effectiveness of a CAI as a Teaching Strategy”, Research project. University of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987. C. Kenner.
“Parent Transition: From the NICU to Home”, Dissertation project. Indiana University,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987-88. Funded by NAACOG Purdue Frederick Fellowship
award for 1987. $1000.00. C. Kenner.
“Mothers’ Perception of Factors That Influence Breastfeeding Success in the NICU”,
Research Project. C. Kenner. Co-investigator with Ann Brueggemeyer, RN, MSN, Good
Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1988.
Grant: “Clinical Nurse Specialist with Neonatal Focus”, training grant, submitted to the
Division of Nursing, October 31, 1988, unfunded. C. Kenner.
Grant: “Home Follow-Up for Low and High Risk Infants and Families, demonstration
project, submitted to Maternal Child Health, Ohio Department of Health, May, 1989,
Project Director. Unfunded. C. Kenner.
“Parent Transition: From a Level II Nursery to Home”. C. Kenner. Co-investigator with Gail
Bagwell, RN, BSN, Joyce Dohme, RNC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Marianne
McGraw, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, & Laurie Porter Gunderson, Ph.D.,
RN, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989-90.
“Role Stress and Role Strain in Non-doctorally Prepared Nursing Faculty in a School of
Nursing with a Doctoral Program”. C. Kenner, Consultant. Principal Investigator: Judy
Wright Lott, ARNP, MSN, Assistant Professor and Doctoral Student, University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida, 1989.
“Nurses’/Parents’ Family-Centered Care Attitudes”. C. Kenner. Co-investigator with Gretchen
Vaughn, RN, MSN, Ann Brueggemeyer, RN, MSN, and Parent Involvement Group,
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989-91. Funded by:
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, $1,000.00.
Grant: “Transition from Hospital to Home for Mothers and Babies from a Level II
Nursery”, C. Kenner, Principal Investigator with Judi Hostiuck, RNC, MSN, Ann
Flandermeyer, RNC, MSN, Laurie Gunderson, RN, Ph.D., Betty Jo Hadley, RN, Ph.D., Lisa
Spangler, RN, MSN, and Mary Ellen Spaite, RN, BSN, PNP. The Jewish
Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio 1990. July, 1990-April, 1991. Funded by: The Jewish
Hospital Grant Fund, $2,156.
Grant: “Transition from Hospital to Home for Mothers and Babies from Levels I, II, & II
Nurseries”, C. Kenner, Principal Investigator with Ann Flandermeyer, RNC, MSN, Betty Jo Hadley, RN, Ph.D., Uma Kotagal, M.D., Patricia Darling Thornburg, Sue Pitts Berns,
RNC, MSN, NNP, and Kathy Spiering, University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1990.
Funded by: University of Cincinnati College of Nursing & Health Research Challenge
Grant-Funded for $3002.00. Funded: National Association of Neonatal Nurses-$2994.00.
Second site open, March 1992-Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Grant: “Substance Abuse Training Grant to Prepare Faculty Fellows”, Project Director
Janice Dyehouse, RN, Ph.D.. Faculty Fellows: Nancy Savage, Ph.D., RN, Joan Tiessen,
RN, Ed.D., Dianne Felblinger, RN, MSN, C. Kenner, RNC, DNS, Cincinnati, Ohio,
1990. Submitted to the National Institutes of Health. Funded-$367,000.
Grant: “Effect of Limb Position and Blood Flow on Pulse Oximetry Reading”, C. Kenner, Co-
investigator, Laurie Gunderson, RN, Ph.D., Cindi Acree, RN, BSN, Edward Donovan,
M.D., Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio , 1990. Submitted as an AREA Grant-approved but not funded.
Grant: “ND Neonatal Practitioner Training Grant”, Rush University School of Nursing,
C. Kenner, Consultant to Project, to begin September, 1991-unfunded.
Grant: “Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Training Grant”, University of Cincinnati College of
Nursing and Health, Co-program director, $132,108, Funded DHHS:1-D23 NU 01047-01,
June, 1992; renewed June, 1993, $98,346; renewed June, 1994, $71,767.
Grant: “Transition From Hospital To Home For Mothers and Babies: A Concurrent Validity
Study”, C. Kenner, Co-investigator with Ann Flandermeyer, Patricia Darling, Judi Hostiuck,
The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1991. Funded: Herbert Rabinowitz Fund-$2,000.
“Parent Satisfaction”, a total quality assurance project for Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
1992-present. Parent Involvement Research Group: Patty Schaffer, Gretchen Vaughn,
C.Kenner, Florence Donohue, & Annie Longo.
Grant: “Perinatal Alcohol Users: Identification and Intervention”, Ann Flandermeyer, Carol
Hetteberg, Dianne Felblinger, Linda Shortridge, Elizabeth Bragg, Uma Kotagal, Tariq
Siddiqi, Kim Dietrich, Carol DeGreg, Robin Osterman, Linda D’Ermino, Janice Hill,
Cynthia Prows, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA., C. Kenner, Program
Director.Submitted, August, 1992. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
U84/CCU508718-01. Funded for five years: $536,500. (Year 02: Increased from 107,300 to
160,000).
Grant: “Perinatal Alcohol Users: Identification and Intervention”, A. Flandermeyer,
C.Hetteberg, D. Felblinger, L. Shortridge, E. Bragg, U. Kotagal, T. Siddiqi, K. Dietrich,
C.DeGreg, Robin Osterman, L. D’Ermino, J. Hill, C. Prows, March of Dimes, Greater
Cincinnati Chapter, C. Kenner, Program Director. Submitted, September, 1992. MOD-15.
Funded, $3640.00, November, 1992.
Grant: “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Education and Prevention”, C. Hetteberg, C. Kenner,
C. Schorry, C. Prows, March of Dimes,Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Co-Investigator.
Funded, November, 1993, M-1170, for $7000.00.
Grant: “Cultural Sensitivity: Interviewing Strategies for Substance Abusing Pregnant Women
From Diverse Backgrounds”, Ann Flandermeyer, Claire Sullivan, Janice Dyehouse, Debbie
Hess, and consultants: Carol Hetteberg, Andrea Lindell, Carole Kenner, Submitted
February, 1994, P-1, for $4499.00. Funded for $1525.00.
Grant: “Impact of Prenatal Diagnostic Testing”, qualitative study. R. Alteneder, Ph.D., CNM,
Medical College of Ohio. C. Kenner, Consultant. Funded by Zeta Theta Chapter, Sigma
Theta Tau and the Research Incentive Fund, Medical College of Ohio.
Grant: “Primary Care for Health Professionals”, Ohio Department of Primary Care,
J.Bradley, S. Kennerly, N. Savage, J. Campinha-Bicot, C. Sullivan,
C. Kenner. Submitted June, 1994, for $20,000. Not funded.
Grant: “Perinatal Alcohol Users: Identification and Intervention”, C.
Hetteberg, D. Felblinger, L. Shortridge, E. Bragg, U. Kotagal, T.
Siddiqi, K.Dietrich, Carol DeGreg, J. Hill, C. Prows, A. Flandermeyer,
S. Amlung, L. Spangler, C. Sullivan, J. Dyehouse, P. Thornburg,
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA., C. Kenner, Program
Director.Submitted, September, 1994. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
U84/CCU508718- 01. Funded for five years: $536,500. Year 03: $138,000. Addition funds
approved in July, 1995 for $14,000.
Grant: “Maternal Responses to Prenatal Screening”. AREA Grant, R. Alteneder, Principal
Investigator, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio. Submitted, Summer, 1995. NIH.
C. Kenner, Consultant.
Grant: “Faculty Development Grant”. J. Dyehouse, Program Director. University of
Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Submitted, May, 1995. SAMHSA-CSAP for five years for
$182,559. C. Kenner, Consultant. Not funded.
Grant: “Healthy Children First: A Collaborative Center”. SPRANS Grant with MCH. M.
Hern, Program Director. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Submitted, May, 1995.
Five years for $749,474. C. Kenner, Consultant. Unfunded.
Grant: “Perinatal Alcohol Users: Identification and Intervention”, C.
Hetteberg, D. Felblinger, L. Shortridge, E. Bragg, U. Kotagal, T.
Siddiqi, K. Dietrich, C. DeGreg, J. Hill, C. Prows, A.Flandermeyer,
S. Amlung, L. Spangler, C. Sullivan, J. Dyehouse, P. Thornburg,
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA., C. Kenner, Program
Director. Submitted, September, 1994. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
U84/CCU508718-01. Funded for five years: $536,500. Year 04: $146,148.
Grant: “Development of a Nurse Midwifery Program”, M.A. Madewell, Project Director,
K. McGee and J.A. Davis, Co-Program Directors, & C. Kenner, Consultant,
Ohio Department of Health. Year 01: $100,000.
Grant: “Perinatal Alcohol Users: Identification and Intervention”, C.
Hetteberg, D. Felblinger, L. Shortridge, E. Bragg, U. Kotagal, T.
Siddiqi, K. Dietrich, C. DeGreg, J. Hill, Cynthia Prows, A. Flandermeyer,
S. Amlung, L. Spangler, C/ Sullivan, J. Dyehouse, P. Thornburg,
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA., C. Kenner, Program
Director.Submitted, September, 1994. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
U84/CCU508718-01. Funded for five years: $536,500. Year 05: $200,000.
Grant: “Summer Genetics Program for Nursing Faculty”, C. Prows, Project Director,
C. Hetteberg, C. Kenner, Consultant, ELISE Branch Human Genome, 3 year
$356,854. Submitted, Summer, 1995. Funded for 3 years, Year 01: $148,260.
Grant: “Development of a Nurse Midwifery Program”, M.A.Madewell, Project Director,
K. McGee and J.A. Davis, Co-Program Directors, and C. Kenner, Consultant,
Ohio Department of Health. Year 02: $100,000.
Grant: “Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Training Grant”, Patricia Gropp, Program Director,
University of South Alabama. C. Kenner, Consultant. Submitted, January, 1996. Unfunded.
Grant: “Faculty Development: Nurse-Midwifery Program: Distant Learning”. C. Kenner,
Project Director, M.A. Madewell, K. McGee, J.A. Davis, Co-investigators. University of
Cincinnati. Submitted May, 1996. Funded for $5,000.
Grant: “Perinatal Alcohol Users: Identification and Intervention”, C.
Hetteberg, D. Felblinger, L. Shortridge, E. Bragg, U. Kotagal, T.
Siddiqi, K. Dietrich, C. DeGreg, J. Hill, C. Prows, A. Flandermeyer,
S. Amlung, L. Spangler, C. Sullivan, J. Dyehouse, P. Thornburg,
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA., C. Kenner, Program
Director. Submitted, September, 1994. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
U84/CCU508718-01. Funded for five years: $536,500. Year 05: $200,000.
Project: “Value Study of Neonatal Thermoregulation”, L. Altimier, Co-Principal
Investigator, B. Warner, Co-Principal Investigator, S. Amlung, & C.
Kenner, Co-Investigators. Tri-Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 1997-October, 1997.
Sponsored by Hill-Rom, 1997.
Project: “Beta Site Testing of the VersaletTM”, L. Altimier, Co-Principal Investigator,
B. Warner, Co-Principal Investigator, S. Amlung, & C. Kenner, Co-
Investigators. Tri-Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 1997-October, 1997. Sponsored by Hill-
Rom, 1997-98.
Project: “Beta Site Testing of the VersaletTM”, C. McNair, Co-Principal Investigator,
C. Newman, Co-Principal Investigator, S. Amlung, & C. Kenner, Co-
Investigators. The Hospital for Sick Children of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1997-
98.
Project: “Beta Site Testing of the VersaletTM, J. Whitfield, Principal Investigator, P.
Sprague, K. Boland, J.B. Pilcher, T. Marnel, P.McKinley, S. Amlung
& C. Kenner, Co-Investigators. Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1997-98.
Sponsored by Hill-Rom, 1997-98.
Grant: “Infant-Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program”, University of South Alabama, Mobile,
Alabama. C. Kenner, Consultant. Funded DHHS, June, 1998.
Grant: Global Partners with Yonsei University-Joint Neonatal/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program”. C. Kenner, Program Director. Program Grant Funded University of Cincinnati Institute for Global Studies & Affairs, November, 1998, $5,000.
Grant: Globalization Grant for support of Chinese Institutes. C. Kenner, Project Faculty. Program grant submitted to the University of Cincinnati Institute for Global Studies & Affairs, Spring, 2000.
Grant: The Honduran Health and Education Project. C. Kenner, Project Faculty. Submitted to Gates Foundation, Spring, 2000.
Grant: Globalization Grant for support of the Honduran Exchange Program. C. Kenner, Project Faculty. Program grant submitted to the University of Cincinnati Institute for Global Studies & Affairs, Summer, 2000.
Grant: Family as Context for Clinical Genetics 1 R25 HG02259-01A1. Funded NIH, October, 2001, $844,064. C.Kenner, Principal Investigator, Randy Parker, Project Director, Suzanne Feetham, Consultant.
Grant: Advanced Education Training Traineeship, HHS HP00034-03, July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003, $139,892.00, C. Kenner, Project Director.
Grant: Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Doctorate. Kim, M.J. Principal Investigator, Co-Investigators: Smith, E., McElmurry, B., & Kenner, C. Submitted Funded: 1 R25 67590-01. Funded by NIH/NIGMS. January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2005. $619,169.00.
Grant: Bellagio Conference Grant: Formation of the Council for International Neonatal Nurses, Rockefeller Foundation. Submitted May, 2002. Project Coordinators: Kenner, C., Sugrue, N., & Council. Not funded.
Grant: Advanced Education Training Traineeship, HHS HP00034-03, July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004, $128,000. C. Kenner, Project Director.
Grant: Adult and Geriatric Advanced Nursing Education. Burgener, S., Anderson, M.A., Barnes-Boyd, C., Bonner, G., Foreman, M., Kenner, C., Quinn, L., & Smith, E. Submitted to HRSA for $585, 979 for 3 years, December 2002.
Grant: “Effects of parenting educational program on early infant development targeting pre- and para mothers in Korea”. Collaborators: L.H. Soon, S.Y-H. Shin, K. Taelm, O K.Sil, K. Norr, R.White-Traut, C. Kenner. Funded by Korean Research Foundation (KRF), 03-03-03-06, $75,000, March, 2003.
Grant: “Web-Based Genetics Education Series for Nurses (1 R25 HG002663-01).” Prows, C. C. Kenner, consultant, 2003.
Grant: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships (2-A 10 HP00024-04, 129, 430). July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004, $128, 430. C. Kenner, Project Director.
Grant: “Preparing America’s Health Care Professionals for Bioterrorism. Continuing Health Professional Education.” P. Finnegan, T. Donahue, S. Peverly, F. Palouchek, C. Hall, C. Kenner. HRSA for three years, June, 2003. Funded, $811, 704.
Grant: “Bioterrorism Curricular Enhancement.” T. Erikson, F. Palouchek, C. Kenner, P. Finnegan. Funded $710, 621. HRSA, three years, June, 2003.
Grant: “Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP300037) (1-276000511-A5). Project Director C. Kenner. Submitted to HRSA for $53,980.00. Nurse Faculty Loan Program 7-1-2003 to 6/30/2004.
Grant: “ Promise of Nursing for Illinois Nursing School Grant Program”. Submitted to Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, June, 2003. Not funded.
Grant: Adolescent Girls: Exploration of Early Sexual Behavior”. Submitted to Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Individual Fellowship, DHHS., Deborah M. Gresham, PI., C. Kenner, sponsor, March, 2004. Not funded.
Grant: “Culturally Competent Online NNP Program.” L. L. Harrison. P.I. C. Kenner (consultant). Submitted to HRSA for $645,786. Funded for three years, July 1, 2003-June 30, 2006.
Grant: “Folic Acid Education.” S.Ellerby, B.Bowers, C. Kenner. Submitted to Oklahoma Chapter March of Dimes, September, 2004. Not funded.
Grant: “Development of an End of Life Nursing Education Consortium for the Russian Federation.” M.L. Matzo, P. Coyne, & C. Kenner. Submitted to Open Society Institute Network Public Health Program International Palliative Care Initiative, December, 2005 for $41,800. Not funded.
Grant: “State of the Science Institute on Prematurity and Low Birth Weight.” March of Dimes Community Award, March of Dimes Oklahoma State Chapter. Co-PIs B. Bowers & C. Kenner. Funded March, 2006, $3,000.
Grant: “Impact of Ethnic Identification on CAM use in Patients with Genetic Disorders.” L.Williamson P.I. C. Kenner (advisor). Submitted to NIH, June, 2006 for $504,000.00.
Grant; “A Clinic-Based Interdisciplinary Intervention for Parents for Children with Cancer.” 1 R21 NR010103-01A1. L. Mullins P.I. C. Kenner Co-Investigator. Submitted to NIH June, 2006 for $436,030 for 04-08-03-10. R21. Funded. May, 2008.
Grant: “A Multi-Regional Model to Increase the Number of Baccalaureate Nurses in the U.S. (RIBN). M. DeLuca, M. McClure, & B. Cleary Co-PIs. Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future Program (PIN), 2008. C. Kenner on the National Advisory Committee for this grant. Funded Fall, 2008.
Grant: “Rethinking Global Health Care Worker Migration.” $4,500.00. Funded by William and Flora Hewlett International Endowment. Co-PIs: N. Sugrue & C. Kenner. Funded, Spring 2010.
Grant: “ARRA-Nurse Faculty Loan Program”, 1 EOAHP18899-01-00.” $31,664.00. Funded by HRSA. C Kenner, Project Director. Funded Fall, 2010.
Grant: “Improving Quality and Cutting Costs: Building a Healthcare Workforce
for a Patient-Centered Health Care System,” $409,600. Funded by Bipartisan Policy Center.
C. Kenner & N. Sugrue, Co-PIs. Funded Spring, 2011.
Grant: “Pilot Study and Grant Preparation to Test an Integrated Sexual Health and HIV
Prevention Intervention in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs,” $50,000. Funded by Northeastern University Provost’s Office. H. Amaro, C. Kenner, G. Barboza. Funded Spring, 2011.
Project: “Transforming the Research Core by Using Graduate Nursing Student Engagement with
Experienced Research Preceptors: A Mentorship Model.” J. Aorian, K. Damus, & C.
Kenner. Northeastern University School of Nursing, Boston, MA.
Grant: “Advanced Training Grant, HRSA: Doctor of Nursing Practice-Neonatal Nurse
Practitioner Program.” University of Illinois at Chicago. $1,147,851 for three years. Funded by HRSA. Rosemary White-Traut, P.I. C. Kenner, Consultant. Funded Fall, 2011.
Grant: “Neonatal Education Series”. $102,000 for the Council of International Neonatal Nurses
work. Funded by Abbott Laboratories.. C. Kenner, P.I. Funded Fall, 2011
Grant: “Healthcare Collaboration: How Healthcare Professionals Collaborate to Deliver Patient-
Centered Care In An Information-Intensive Environment.” $50,000. Funded by Northeastern University Provost’s Office. Y. Lee, F. Lassk, C. Kenner, L. Burnes-Bolton, & M. Nix. Funded Spring, 2012.
Grant: “Neonatal Education, Leadership, and Workforce.” $180,000 for the Council of
International Neonatal Nurses work. Funded by Abbott Laboratories. C. Kenner, P.I.
Funded Fall 2012.
Grant: “Nursing Workforce Diversity-HRSA-13-191.” $347,000. C. Kenner, P.I. Not Funded
Spring, 2013.
Project: “The Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN) Global Neonatal Provider
Database Initiative: Results of An Implementation Focus Group and Analyses of Initial Surveys.” K. Damus, P.I., W. Eklund., & C. Kenner. Summer, 2013.
Grant: “PACT.” S. Simon, P.I. C. Kenner Consultant, Fall, 2013. Not Funded.
Grant: “New Careers in Nursing” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. $30,000. J.Briand-
McGowan, P.I., C. Kenner, Program Liaison, V. Ramdin, S.Waite. January, 2014.
Grant: “Nursing Workforce Diversity-HRSA-13-191.” $350,000. C. Kenner, P.I. , V. Ramdin,
S.Waite, G. Ellison, C. Dallas. Spring, 2014. Not Funded.
Grant: “SNACK-Smart Nutrition and Conditioning for Kids.” $50,000. C. Kenner, P.D., A.
Faignenbaum, A. Farrell, S. Mitchell, M. Blicharz, T. Perron, E. Teixeira, & G. Ellison. Plainsboro, NJ: Novo Nordisk. July, 2014.

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