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 $9.6 million in NIH research grants as part of a total portfolio of $17.9 million in 2020.

Contact

Suite 250
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
1520 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322-4207

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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Team
Rema Henry
Data Manager
Nikolay Patrushev
Manager, Research Laboratory
Whitney Wharton
Biobehavioral Lab Director
Sudeshna Paul
Assistant Research Professor, Biostatistician
Melinda Higgins
Research Professor; Senior Biostatistician
Rachel Nash
Program Manager
Jessica Abrams
Senior Research Program Coordinator
Drenna Waldrop
Assistant Dean for Research Operations and Training and Director of Graduate Studies, Professor
Research Clusters and Methodological Cores

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 The Office of Nursing Research.

Whitney Wharton
Physiological, Psychological, Social, and Structural Cluster Leaders
Ursula Kelly
Physiological, Psychological, Social, and Structural Cluster Leaders
Anne Fitzpatrick
Pediatrics Cluster Leader
Lisa Thompson
Environmental Health Cluster Leaders
Dean Linda McCauley
Environmental Health Cluster Leaders
Ken Hepburn
Geriatrics Cluster Leader
Kate Yeager
Oncology Cluster Leaders
Eun-Ok Im
Oncology Cluster Leaders
Sandra Dunbar
Cardiovascular Health Cluster Leader
Methodological Core Leaders
Wonshik Chee
Health Information Technology Core Leader
Anne Dunlop
Omics Core Leader
Vicki Hertzberg
Data Science Core Leader
Melinda Higgins
Advanced Analytics Core Leader

Proposals

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.

Proposal Services

After completing the Proposal Initiation Form, Schedule a proposal preparation meeting with your 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.

Contact the ONR for:

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. Contact your RAS Pre-Award Administrator to schedule a meeting.

Editorial Support

Our 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

These sessions are meant to allow faculty to get detailed feedback on a grant proposal they're working on and/or to gain insight into the standard review process at funding agencies. To begin working with the Office of Nursing Research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Data Management

Our 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.

Statistical Support

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 Support

Laboratory support is provided if you are including collection of biological samples in your research protocol. To begin working with the Office of Nursing Research, please complete the Proposal Initiation Form.

Identification of Funding Opportunities

The ONR curates lists of relevant funding opportunities that match faculty areas of interests. View the list in the Bi-Weekly eNewsletter on Tuesdays or please contact Jessica Abrams.

Workshops & Seminars

The ONR hosts workshops and/or seminars in order to promote research and scholarship success.  For a list of topics and dates, visit the SON events calendar. To watch previous Research Roundtable presentations, please follow the Office of Nursing Research YouTube Channel.

Post-Awards Services

ONR provides assistance interfacing with the SON Business Office and 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 Maleika Huff.

Contact the ONR for:

Award Management

You will be assigned to a Post-Award RAS administrator and a SON Financial Analyst. Please contact Jessica Abrams 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 Rachel Nash