Leanne L. Lefler, PhD, ACNS-BC, APN, Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Nursing and a member of the AR HCGNE received a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research & UAMS Translational Research Center for $464,187,743.

Dr. Lefler will be the Principal Investigator for the project:  A Lifestyle Physical Activity Intervention for Older, Sedentary Women.  The objectives of this randomized controlled pilot study are to: 1) determine the feasibility of using an individually tailored, motivational counseling intervention to promote lifestyle physical activity in older sedentary women; 2) examine intervention effects by comparing baseline to accelerometer outcome measures at 3 and 6 months, and 3) explore factors associated with physical activity behavior change: stage of change, self-efficacy, functional health and their relationship to accelerometer measures.