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
Consistent with the mission of the School of Nursing and national priorities, overarching
- Using technology and informatics in research, education and practice
- Promoting ethics and health equity
- Developing interdisciplinary approaches to health promotion and management of chronic
The Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations is headed by Melissa Kalarchian, PhD, FSBM, 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 School of Nursing. Current members include:
Professor, The Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations
Professor, Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership
Professor, Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Program, Director of Nursing Education
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
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.
The School of Nursing is a Strategic Alliance Partner with MD Magazine. View faculty videos
on the web site (Search for "Duquesne" to see complete list).
The School of Nursing is a Strategic Alliance Partner with Oncology Nursing News