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Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

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2012 Manners Awardees

“Bullying in Nursing Homes"

Nicholas G. Castle, PhD, MHA, FGSA
Nicholas Castle
Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management
Graduate School of Public Health

Little is known about the frequency and seriousness of bullying abuse in the more than 17000 nursing homes in the U.S. Pilot data suggest that the scale and scope of resident abuse is high in nursing homes.  This study will use vignette methodology to assess both the severity and frequency of bullying.  Nurses´ aides who provide 80-90% of the direct care to nursing home residents will be the primary source of data for this study.


Manners Award

Award Overview

Each year, the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) awards the Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards to promising research projects in the social, behavioral, and policy sciences on campus. These awards honor the memory of Steve Manners, a sociologist who began working at the Center in 1974 and served as its Assistant Director from 1989 until his death in September 2000. His research and service to the Center and the University community were dedicated to improving social conditions in the urban environment.

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We will make two awards of up to $20,000 each, contingent upon the quality of applications and availability of funds. The proposed research must align with UCSUR's mission of working collaboratively to conduct interdisciplinary research that improves communities and addresses social, economic, health, and policy issues most relevant to society. Full-time faculty, post docs, and research associates from all University of Pittsburgh campuses may apply.

Manners Award Summary List

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