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Further research success for Beating the Blues

U2 Interactive is delighted to announce that Paula R. Sherwood, RN, PhD, CNRN, FAAN and Heidi S. Donovan, RN, PhD, along with their research team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing have been awarded a National Institutes of Health research grant totalling over $3,000,000.

The grant is titled "SmartCare: Innovations in caregiving interventions." The trial will look specifically at providing web and telephone based interventions to family caregivers of persons with a brain tumor and will take place over a 5 year period.

Drs. Sherwood and Donovan said "We are thrilled to be able to implement the well-established Beating the Blues program as a critical component of this research study. We believe the delivery method and content will meet the needs of an extremely vulnerable population."

John Smith, Chief Operating Officer at U2 Interactive, said "This innovative research will look at the benefits of providing Beating the Blues and other interventions to caregivers with a view to identifying how best to help them cope with the stress of providing care to their loved ones. We are delighted to be working with Drs. Sherwood and Donovan and their team at University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing."



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