Future of Nursing Scholar Receives Prestigious Federal Funding

March 28, 2017 5:45 pm

We are very excited to announce that Cohort 2 Scholar Ethan Cicero was selected to receive a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.

Cicero’s project, “The Health Status of Gender Minorities,” will be conducted from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 and was awarded $52,768.  Cicero is pursuing his PhD at Duke University and is the first Scholar from the Future of Nursing Scholars program to be selected to receive an NRSA.

His project will consist of three aims.  For the first, Cicero will describe and compare the personal characteristics (including age, race/ethnicity, geographic classification, marital status and sexual orientation), socioeconomic position, and health status of three transgender subpopulations (male-to-female, female-to-male, and gender nonconforming) and two cisgender comparison groups (male and female).

Completion of the second aim will determine the relationship between the individual factors explored and the health status in the three transgender subpopulations and two cisgender comparison groups.  For the third aim, Cicero will evaluate the differences in health status in all groups while taking into account the influence of individual factors.