2015–2016 “Bridging The Gap: Similarities and Differences in Perceptions of Breast Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema”. Mixed Methods to broaden understanding and increase awareness of issues of distrust of health providers, educational barriers, and lack of culturally sensitive, formal community-based, support groups. Principle Investigator: Deborah Collins-Bohler, PhD, MSN, RN. Faculty Research/Creative Activity Fellowship. Funded by Eastern Michigan University, Office of Research Development and Administration.
Clinical/translational study to determine related causes and prevention for Lymphedema. Research methodology: Clinical/translational study to determine related causes and prevention for Lymphedema. Principle Investigator: Dr. Mary Ann Kosir, MD, WSU, Detroit, MI. Funded by Wayne State University Research Enhancement Program (REP), Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Department of Defense.