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Office of Nursing and Health Professions Research (ONHPR)

The primary function of this office is to provide administrative support and guidance for faculty in the College of Nursing and Health Professions in developing, implementing and disseminating research. The Office is managed by the Associate Dean for Research who is responsible for planning, promoting, and coordinating a supportive culture of research within the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Office of Nursing and Health Professions Research Org Chart

Robin Johnson, MBA, Director of Research Operations & Data Analysis assists with preparation of budgets and subcontracts, manages funds and provides performance metrics associated with sponsored projects, and serves as a liaison between the College and the University Office of Research.

Eisha Smith, MBA, Director of Grants Administration and Development assists faculty in locating funding sources, proposal submission, and post-award management including procedures for hiring personnel and salary allocations.

Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, Director of Research Labs is responsible for regulatory and quality compliance, oversight of lab facilities and equipment, and assists researchers in technical aspects of measurement and software programming.

Jim Bergey, MS, Executive Assistant assists with resource identification, expense processing, and supervises the Co-Op Research Assistant.

Research Assistant, the Co-Op student in the Office of Nursing and Health Professions Research is available to support faculty research.

The Research Committee consist of six faculty members who advise the Associate Dean for Research on policy and all other matters regarding research within the College.

Faculty may request a grant mentor to assist in preparation of a research proposal and review of a proposal prior to submission.

Statistical support is provided through the Biostatistics Service Center (School of Public Health) and editorial consultation is available.

The office sponsors research seminars and provides updates on funding sources, resources, guidelines, regulations and procedural changes. The Research folder in CNHP SharePoint includes documents that detail the processes and supports for submission of an application for a grant or contract, College and University resources, and post-award management, and services available to faculty.