Montana radon study -- Laura Larsson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was designed to increase the stature and academic standing of nursing faculty and draw more nurses to teaching careers by creating a cadre of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards to outstanding junior nursing faculty.Dr. Laura Larsson was selected as a 2010 RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar. The goal of her project is to increase radon knowledge and testing among rural, low-income people. An education intervention will be delivered via digital signage technology to a Women Infant and Children waiting-room and then the researchers will compare radon-knowledge and self-efficacy scores for WIC participants in the intervention county with those from the control county. Over the next three years in the program, Dr. Larsson will have 60 percent protected time to focus on program activities; receive financial support for career development activities in her research and scholarly focus area; work closely with institutional and national mentors to develop her career as an academic nurse leader; and receive training and mentoring in areas such as developing a research and academic career plan, securing research funding, integrating research and scholarship into teaching, exerting leadership through professional and university service, influencing health care policy through research, and developing skills to assume a senior leadership role in academic nursing.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $350,000.00

Awarded on: 7/30/2010

Time frame: 9/1/2010 - 8/31/2013

Grant Number: 68034


Montana State University College of Nursing

32 Campus Drive, Room 7416
Missoula, 59812-0003


Laura Larsson
Project Director