Interdisciplinary Research Training for Nurse Scientists: Improving Outcomes in Chronic Conditions (T32)

T32

This National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) funded training program prepares pre-doctoral and post-doctoral nurse scientists to develop and test interventions to improve health outcomes of persons with or at risk for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular and neurological diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus, HIV-AIDS, and asthma/COPD.

Goals and Objectives

To assist trainees develop independent research programs, the goals of the training program are to provide:

  1. The theoretical and conceptual basis to generate a program of research examining self management and other interventions to improve individual, family and health resource use outcomes.

  2. Methodological skills to support innovative design and rigorous testing of interventions with measurement of biobehavioral markers and health related outcomes, and

  3. Mentorship of trainees to support their science and career development and interdisciplinary scholarship.

Training Grant Faculty

Faculty are from Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, Arts and Sciences, and other disciplines from the Emory University. 

Primary training faculty include:
Sandra B. Dunbar, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA (Program Director)
Rebecca Gary, PhD, RN, FAHA (Co-Director)
Deborah Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Elizabeth Corwin, RN, PhD
Marcia Holstad, PhD, RN-C, FNP, FAAN
Linda McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN
Ann Rogers, RN, PhD, FAAN
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD
Charles Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC
Carolyn Reilly, PhD, RN, FAHA
Anne Dunlop, MD, MPH
Ken Hepburn, PhD

Program Options

Pre and Postdoctoral Training Programs Include:

Predoctoral Trainees

The program is embedded in the PhD in Nursing program, and includes specific coursework in health outcomes research, intervention research, chronic conditions, and health economics.

Postdoctoral Trainees

Selected courses are completed with consideration of prior courses and individualized research goals.

Stipend and Tuition

Individuals selected as fellows in this training program receive a monthly stipend, tuition assistance, benefit assistance, assistance for professional travel, and modest funds to support research related expenses.

Predoctoral Application - Deadline January 3rd

All applicants to this T32 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States and must submit official transcripts from previous and/or current institutions and 3 reference letters. Applications to the post-doctoral program should be either enrolled in or graduated from a research-focused doctoral program at the time of application.

Applicants to the predoctoral program must meet the admission criteria for the Emory University Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (BSN-PhD or MSN to PhD Track) and have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing and a professional nursing license. Pre-doctoral applicants must also submit GRE scores taken within the last 5 years and a brief essay indicating their prior research experience and their research interests related to interventions for persons with or at risk for a specific chronic condition. In addition, a short predoctoral application is required. 

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Postdoctoral Application - Deadline March 1st

All applicants to this T32 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States and must submit official transcripts from previous and/or current institutions and 3 reference letters. Applications to the post-doctoral program should be either enrolled in or graduated from a research-focused doctoral program at the time of application.

Postdoctoral applicants must submit their curriculum vitae and a brief description of their research goals including the next logical step in their research and research training, goals for research skill development, and interest in a faculty mentor; three letters of reference; and transcripts from doctoral degree program. Select applicants will be invited to complete an interview with training faculty.

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Contact

Program Director:
Sandra B. Dunbar, DSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing and Associate Dean for Academic Advancement
Email:  sbdunba@emory.edu
Phone: 404.727.6939

Program Co-Director:
Rebecca Gary, PhD, RN, FAHA
Associate Professor
Email:  ragary@emory.edu
Phone: 404.727.0537

Program Administrator:
Jean Harrell
Graduate Program Administration
Email: aharrel@emory.edu
Phone: 404.727.6923