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Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations

FORS Research Colloquium Series

Open to all faculty, staff and students  (download flyer)

January 24, 2016 
12:00 - 1:30 pm
541 Fisher Hall

RSVP Deadline: January 23, 2017

Linda Garand"Promoting the Mental Health of Caregivers of Family Members with Cognitive Impairment: A National Imperative"

Linda Garand, PhD
Associate Professor of Nursing

Presentation Objectives:

  1. Recognize the mental health effects of living with and caring for a family member with cognitive
  2. Verbalize an understanding of "selective" and "indicated" preventive mental health strategies.
  3. Describe the value of problem-solving therapy (PST) for preventing depression and burden in distressed
    family caregivers

CEUs in Nursing available | Pizza lunch
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Upcoming Presentations

"Research Designs: Questions through Analysis"
James Schreiber, PhD
Professor, School of Nursing
February 22, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

"Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal: Getting the Specific Aims Right"
J. Graham Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
April 11, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm


The Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations is a forum for networking, exchanging information, and fostering innovation. The Center is committed to promoting University, community, regional, national and global partnerships to achieve excellence in nursing science.

Consistent with the mission of the SON and national priorities, overarching themes include:

  1. Using technology and informatics in research, education and patient care
  2. Addressing disparities and ethics in healthcare
  3. Interdisciplinary approaches to prevention and treatment

The Center is headed by Melissa Kalarchian, PhD, Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing.

Research Council

Faculty with a record of significant research funding are invited to join the Research Council, which provides oversight of initiatives related to research and scholarship in the SON. Current members include:

Alison M. Colbert, PhD, APRN

Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Linda Goodfellow PhD, RN

Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Melanie Turk, PhD, MSN, RN

Rick Zoucha, PhD, APRN-BC, CTN-A

Major functions are to:

  1. Advise the Associate Dean for Research.
  2. Oversee implementation of the Strategic Plan for Research.
  3. Provide guidance and mentoring to research-active faculty.

Forum for Research and Scholarship (FORS)

The Forum for Research and Scholarship supports excellence in research and scholarship. It promotes the exchange of ideas and intellectual debate, as well as peer review of writing projects.

Faculty Research Interests

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