Grant Awards to Support Genetic Literacy, SANE Program and a Focused Ethnography

headshots of Dr. Rebecca Kronk, Dr. Kathleen Sekula, and Dr. Rick Zoucha

Dr. Rebecca Kronk was awarded a R25 NIH Grant, Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Long Course in the amount of $809,592.

The overarching goals of this five-year grant, “Genomic Competencies for Nurses from Theory to Application: An Online Long Course,” are to create a training opportunity based on the Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies for Nurses with Graduate Degrees tailored to doctoral-level nursing faculty and students and to improve nurses’ genetic literacy and genomic science literacy to benefit patient/population health care outcomes, particularly those from underrepresented minorities (URM), through research, evidence-based practice, education, and advocacy.


Dr. Kathleen Sekula was awarded the Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (ANE-SANE) Program Grant in the amount of $1.5 million dollars. This award will train more SANE nurses who are needed to expertly care for victims of sexual assault.


Dr. Rick Zoucha received a $2,000 grant from Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., to support “Understanding the Cultural Values, Beliefs and Perceptions of COVID-19 and the COVID Vaccines in the African-American Community: A Focused Ethnography.”

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