Maura Moran Brain, winner of the Isabel Hampton Robb Scholarship, is pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts in Boston while working as a nurse practitioner at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It was also at the University of Mass that she obtained her Masters in Nursing. Her primary clinical interest is diabetes and weight management in primary care. Other key interests are health systems, quality improvement, and healthcare disparities. While pursuing these scholarly interests she finds time to raise two young children and credits her spouse’s support with helping her achieve her goals.
NEF’s only purpose is to provide nursing scholarship assistance to make graduate level nursing education possible. NEF is the largest, single, private, professionally endorsed source of funds for advanced nursing study with over one hundred years of service to and for professional nursing.
NEF’s Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from nursing, education, technology, and business communities. Members donate their time and talent to the advancement of the nursing profession. NEF operates with exceptionally low overhead. NEF employs only one individual who serves in several capacities. NEF is a non-profit organization with 501(c) status; thus, your contributions are fully tax-deductible.