Research and Quality Improvement Committee


Committee Highlight:  Mission

The Research Committee fosters enthusiasm and engagement for clinical inquiry among APGNN members. The committee members are available to assist membership with mentorship of EBP/QI/Research ideas and projects. An annual call for abstracts is sent to membership soliciting poster presentations for the annual APGNN educational meeting. Submitted abstracts for the annual meeting are evaluated by the Research Committee. Posters of distinction are identified in this process.

In partnership with the NASPGHAN Foundation, APGNN is able to offer its membership the opportunity to apply for the Susan Moyer Nursing Research Award. This award funds nursing EBP/QI/Research, up to $5,000, in areas of importance to Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition and Hepatology Nursing. Mentorship and guidance for grant applicants is highly encouraged reach out to the committee chair.

If you would like to volunteer to serve on this committee, please contact the Chairperson: Sara Fidanza, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CPNP-PC 

APGNN Research Committee Mentorship Program 

Are you interested in research but don't know where to start? Do you have research experience and want to share your knowledge? The Research Mentoring Program might be for you! To learn more, please contact Sara Fidanza, Research Committee chair 


Research Projects: Education & Mentorship

•    Research Training Grants & Opportunities

              National Institute for Nursing Research

              Research Training Brochure

 •    NIH Grants & Funding: Write your Application

              NIH How to apply guide

•    Quality Improvement Opportunities

              Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Child Health Research:

              Identifying Quality Problems and Improving Care

              AHRQ Child Health Research