The Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations is dedicated to 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. Support for research includes design and statistical consultation, peer review of scholarship, pre- and post-award assistance with grants, poster production, and travel awards, as well as an annual colloquium series for faculty and students.
Consistent with the mission of the School of Nursing and national priorities, overarching themes include:
- Using technology and informatics in research, education and practice.
- Promoting ethics and health equity.
- Developing interdisciplinary approaches to health promotion and management of chronic illness.
The Center is headed by Melissa Kalarchian, PhD, Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing.
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 Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC, FAAN
- Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN
- 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:
- Advise the Associate Dean for Research.
- Oversee implementation of the Strategic Plan for Research.
- 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.
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