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Faculty Science Core
The Faculty Science Core consists of the associate dean for research, the Research Areas of Excellence Leads, the director of the Health Innovation Lab, the Research Steering Council, a program coordinator, an operations coordinator and an administrative assistant. It is responsible for research faculty mentoring development and supports Duke University Hospital (DUHS) nurse researchers.
Faculty Mentorship. The CNR provides mentoring to assist faculty with a research development plan and grant submissions.
Grant Writing Club. The Grant Writing Club takes faculty step by step through the grant writing process. This program is co-sponsored with the School of Medicine.
- For R-Level Funding: Faculty submitting an R-level grant or a comparable funding level grant for the first time must join the CNR Grant Writing Club.
- For All Other Funding: Faculty submitting foundation, industry, professional organization or internal Duke grants for the first time are welcomed to join the CNR Grant Writing Club.
Brainstorming/Specific Aims Session. Faculty and DUHS nurse researchers may request a meeting with peers and other researchers to discuss the problem and focused area of inquiry. This should be done early in the grant process - three to four months before it is due - to allow time for grant writing.
Design and Methods Think Tank. If faculty or DUHS nurse researchers are not participating in the Grant Writing Club, they can request a think tank meeting to provide opportunities for experts to meet about the study design and methods being proposed for the study.
Mock Review. The mock review simulates an NIH study section review and provides a venue for peers to act as reviewers for the proposal.
Research Areas of Excellence
The CNR focuses on four key areas that concentrate on optimizing health across the spectrum, from discovery to translation.
Each of these areas provide a platform for building research profiles and connectivity within a scientific community. Duke University School of Nursing researchers will use resources from each to augment their expertise. Essential underpinnings of these areas include the exploration of science across the age continuum and the quest for knowledge that must be explored in populations both well and ill.
The research areas of excellence will support the overall synergy of research initiatives at the Duke University School of Nursing. They build on existing faculty strengths and future potential, are conceptually broad to allow multiple opportunities for researchers to develop and grow collaborative partnerships and will guide recruitment efforts of researchers. Faculty may participate in the activities of all four areas during the evolution of their research programs.
Research Steering Council Members
Deborah “Hutch” Hutchinson Allen, PhD, RN, CNS, FNP- BC, AOCNP
Director, Nursing Research, Duke University Health System
Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN
Michael P. Cary, PhD, RN
Robin B. Dail, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sharron L. Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN
Jennifer R. Dungan, PhD, RN
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
Associate Director, Pre-Award Research Administration
Marilyn J. Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research Affairs
Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN
Mary T. Champagne Professor of Nursing
Director, Clinical Research Practice
Sr. Program Coordinator, Research Affairs
Isaac M. Lipkus, PhD
Devon Noonan, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Wei Pan, PhD
Judy Ross Prewitt, MSN
DUHS Chief Nursing Officer
Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNP-AC, FCCM, FAAN
Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN
Sophia K. Smith, PhD, MSW
Allison A. Vorderstrasse, DNSc, APRN, CNE, FAAN
Julia K. Walker, PhD
Grants and Contracts Administrator
Qing Yang, PhD