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Center for Nursing Research

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The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) is dedicated to providing resources that faculty, students and Duke University Health System practicing nurse and researchers need to advance nursing and interdisciplinary science. A diverse community of scholars and clinicians, along with skilled staff support, the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) CNR educates and supports the next generation of research leaders in nursing.

The CNR focuses on four key areas that concentrate on optimizing health across the spectrum, from discovery to translation. These areas of research excellence are:

  • Clinical Innovation: Advancing approaches using ideas, processes, products, procedures or interventions and health system changes to benefit the health of individuals, groups and populations.
  • Population Health and Chronic Illness: Increasing health outcomes of a group of individuals, including families or communities, and reducing health disparities within the group.
  • Precision Health: Customizing evidence-based approaches to health that incorporates genomics, environment and lifestyle.
  • Methods and Analytics: Optimizing the use of cutting-edge and underutilized approaches to study design and analytics.

CNR researchers are leaders in nursing science in several key areas. For example, faculty are on the cutting edge of utilizing mHealth applications and virtual environments to explore chronic disease management and utilizing biomarkers and genetics to determine risk patterns and outcome trajectories. Researchers are also advancing cognitive and affective symptom science in chronic illness in order to empower patients and their caregivers to achieve optimal management of symptoms and enhance quality of life. Researchers in statistics are utilizing visualization techniques to analyze large and complex data sets.

Research Cores

The CNR supports researchers in four key areas called cores. Each of the cores below provides specific resources. Click each core to learn more.

Meet the Center for Nursing Research Team

First row: Constance Johnson, Marilyn Hockenberry; second row: Qing Yang, Robbin Thomas, Jennifer Higgins, Karen Judge, Phyllis Kennel; third row: Jianhong Chang, Sathya Amarasekara, Wei Pan, Libby Ladd, Julie Yamagiwa, Jane Halpin, Nancy Hassell

First row, left to right: Constance Johnson, Marilyn Hockenberry; Second row, left to right: Qing Yang, Robbin Thomas, Jennifer Higgins, Karen Judge, Phyllis Kennel; Third row, left to right: Jianhong Chang, Sathya Amarasekara, Wei Pan, Libby Ladd, Julie Yamagiwa, Jane Halpin, Nancy Hassell

Research Events

Thursday, August 25, 2016 -
09:00 to 12:00

The Research Design and Statistics Lab provides research design and statistical guidance and consultation for DUSON's faculty, students, and postdocs for their research with regard to the following needs: questionnaire design, data management, measurement validation, data entry, data analysis and statistical software coding.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 -
15:00 to 16:00

The SON Research Oversight and Compliance Core (ROCC) is holding eIRB Labs Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in Pearson 4130. These are informal roundtable discussions with Phyllis Kennel who provides guidance to faculty and study teams on new submissions, amendment submissions, continuing renewal submissions, responding to IRB reviewer comments and general eIRB navigation. These are opportunities for faculty and study teams to ask any questions specific to their study submission(s). Appointments are not required but encouraged to allow sufficient time to address individual needs. Please contact Phyllis Kennel at phyllis.kennel@duke.edu to schedule an appointment.

Monday, August 29, 2016 -
13:00 to 16:00

The Research Design and Statistics Lab provides research design and statistical guidance and consultation for DUSON's faculty, students, and postdocs for their research with regard to the following needs: questionnaire design, data management, measurement validation, data entry, data analysis and statistical software coding.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 -
09:00 to 10:00

The SON Research Oversight and Compliance Core (ROCC) is holding eIRB Labs Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in Pearson 4130. These are informal roundtable discussions with Phyllis Kennel who provides guidance to faculty and study teams on new submissions, amendment submissions, continuing renewal submissions, responding to IRB reviewer comments and general eIRB navigation. These are opportunities for faculty and study teams to ask any questions specific to their study submission(s). Appointments are not required but encouraged to allow sufficient time to address individual needs. Please contact Phyllis Kennel at phyllis.kennel@duke.edu to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -
12:00 to 13:00

Center for Nursing Research Education Series: Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)Presented by: Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine

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