Faculty Science Core

Faculty in researchThe 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.

Core Activities

Faculty Mentorship. The CNR provides mentoring to assist faculty with a research development plan and grant submissions.

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 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
Assistant Professor

Michael P. Cary, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Sharron L. Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor

Jennifer R. Dungan, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
Associate Professor

Jane Halpin
Associate Director, Pre-Award Research Administration

Jennifer Higgins
Operations Coordinator

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

Libby Ladd
Sr. Program Coordinator, Research Affairs

Isaac M. Lipkus, PhD

Devon Noonan, PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor

Wei Pan, PhD
Associate Professor

Judy Ross Prewitt, MSN
DUHS Chief Nursing Officer

Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNP-AC, FCCM, FAAN
Associate Professor

Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Sophia K. Smith, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor

Julia K. Walker, PhD

Julie Yamagiwa
Grants and Contracts Administrator

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