Research at CUSON


With 36 active research grants and sponsored projects with 2012 fiscal year funding base of $5.9 million, the School of Nursing has a strong commitment to research. The School has 50 doctorally prepared faculty members and 3 NIH-funded T32 Institutional NRSA Training Grants in medical informatics, infection prevention, and comparative and cost effectiveness supporting 7 pre-doctoral and 5 post-doctoral fellows. In the past 5 years, faculty members have received federally funded and foundation grants in HIV/AIDS in adults and children, clinical outcomes, health policy and services research, NP practice environments, home hygiene, cancer research, genetics, prison nurseries, antimicrobial resistance, healthcare associated infections, informatics, patient safety, health economics, medication adherence, self-management, and dementia caregiver research. The range of research interests at the School of Nursing is reflected by its academic and research centers: the Center for Children and Families, the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in the Underserved, the Center for Health Policy, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance, and the WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing. By expanding research and scholarly capacity, the Columbia University School of Nursing strives to attain international renown for high quality scholarship, particularly in collaborative research between clinicians and researchers within nursing and across disciplines. The conceptual model depicts the School’s research approaches and areas of focus to improve health outcomes, health systems, and health policy.


Office of Scholarship and Research Development
The Office of Scholarship and Research Development is the focal point for the school’s scholarship and research enterprise, supporting and promoting the scholarly and research endeavors of faculty members and pre- and post-doctoral students.

Training and Seminars
The Office of Scholarship and Research Development offers continuing education and research training opportunities as well as a bi-annual research seminar series. Supplemental educational information is also available.

Centers
The School of Nursing is home to four research centers: the Center for Children and Families, the Center for Evidence-Based Practice in the Underserved, the Center for Health Policy, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections.

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