Office of Nursing Research

The Office of Nursing Research (ONR) mission is to empower faculty and students to advance nursing science to improve health and wellbeing by setting the standard for innovative collaborative scholarship. The Office of Nursing Research has 4 centers of excellence and more than 175 active and pending research projects.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is among the top five nursing schools in the U.S. for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), securing $10.5 million in NIH research grants as part of a total portfolio of $20 million iN 2021.

Contact

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
1520 Clifton Road NE, Suite 245
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
404-712-9633
sonnursingresearch@emory.edu

Philosophy

The guiding philosophy of the Lillian Carter Center is reflective of the work of Mrs. Lillian Carter as both nurse and social activist. The LCC focuses on enabling nurses to address key health problems and issues of underserved peoples. The overall philosophy reflects an understanding of the multiple factors that determine health and the need for a strong public health orientation in all of its work.

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Grant Proposal Submissions

To begin working with the Office of Nursing research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form. If you have any questions on how to fill out the Proposal Initiation Form (PIF), please contact Jessica Abrams.

Pre-Award Grant Services

After completing the Proposal Initiation Form, schedule a proposal preparation meeting with your Research Administration Services (RAS) Pre-Award Administrator, Jamila Edwards. In this meeting, you may review the proposal guidelines and mutually agree on target due dates for when specific budget and grant information will be provided. Download the Grant Proposal Submission Timeline Here

ONR/RAS Support Services (Click Here to enter ONR hub)

Budget Planning

Reviewers will look for a reasonable budget based on the needs of your research program. We can help you create a budget for your project. To begin working with the Office of Nursing Research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Editorial Support

Editorial support services include copy editing, formatting to agency guidelines, and analysis of the content and flow of the proposal. To begin working with the Office of Nursing Research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Mock Review

Mock Review sessions are provided to allow faculty, PhD students, and Post Doctoral Fellows to receive detailed feedback on a grant proposal they're working on and to gain insight into the standard review process at funding agencies. Click Here to Download the Mock Review Infographic.

Data Management Core

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The data management team assists with preparing and reviewing data management or data sharing plans accompanying grant proposals. To begin working with the Office of Nursing Research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Biostatistics Core

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Members of our statistical support team advise on the statistical aspects of proposals or current projects. We encourage researchers to consult a statistician early in the planning stage of a project - ideally at the grant preparation stage. For R-level awards, percentage effort for a PhD statistician is generally expected by the funding agency. To begin working with the Office of Nursing Research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Laboratory Core

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Laboratory support is provided if you are including collection of biological samples in your research protocol. If you are including collection of biological samples in your research protocol, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form to implement the plan

Identification of Funding Opportunities

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The ONR curates lists of relevant funding opportunities that match faculty areas of expertise. For a demonstration on the FOA database and/or one-on-one assistance with your FOA search, please contact Jessica Abrams

Workshops & Seminars

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The ONR hosts workshops and/or seminars in order to promote research and scholarship success. To watch previous Research Roundtable presentations, please follow the Office of Nursing Research YouTube Channel.

Post-Award Grant Services

ONR provides assistance interfacing with the SON Business Office and Research Administration Services (RAS). Post-Award support is provided largely by the RAS post-award team. If you need assistance with identifying your Post-Award administrator, please contact Tammy Babitz.

Contact the ONR/RAS for:

Award Management

You will be assigned to a Post-Award RAS administrator and a SON Financial Analyst. Please contact Tammy Babitz with questions.

Data Management

Upon notice of award or as early as JIT, follow-up with the data manager on your team.

Statistical Support

Upon notice of award or as early as JIT, follow-up with your statistical support consultant.

Laboratory Support

If you are including collection of biological samples in your research protocol, contact Nikolay Patrushev to implement the plan.

Dissemination of faculty/Student Accomplishments

The ONR disseminates faculty and student research awards, accomplishments and impact. Please share your accomplishments by e-mailing The Office of Nursing Research

Research Development and Outreach

The Research Clusters and Methodological Cores are dedicated to providing the central contact point for research mentoring and consultation in the specific content and methodological areas. For more information and membership, please contact Eun-Ok Im

Office of Nursing Research Team
Drenna Waldrop
PhD
Associate Dean for Research Operations, Professor
Jessica Abrams
MS
Senior Research Program Coordinator
Leselle Theus
Administrative Assistant
Melinda Higgins
PhD
Research Professor, Director, Biostatistics & Data Management Core
Whitney Wharton
PhD
Biobehavioral Lab Director
Sudeshna Paul
PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Biostatistician
Nikolay Patrushev
MD
Research Laboratory Manager