Research

Advancing research and scientific discovery is a core mission of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. More than 40 years ago, we pioneered the unification model, integrating research with clinical practice and nursing education. Thanks to this approach, our research faculty and students are thought leaders in their areas, leading efforts to break ground on new solutions to improve patient outcomes and address health care’s biggest challenges in Rochester, NY and across the world.

What Makes Us Different

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Unparalleled Resources for Faculty

From day one, our faculty have access to extensive resources — from grant writing to lab management — providing research teams with the freedom and support to focus on their next project.

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Pioneering, Transformative Research

We have a history of innovation and new thinking at every level, from strategic health care system management and patient populations to acute clinical research and its application in the real world.

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Nationally Recognized Scientists

UR Nursing faculty are known for their research prowess, embarking on and receiving national and international recognition for vital research projects to inform practice and create a healthier world.

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Partnership with a Large, Leading Medical Center

The physical size, scope, breadth, and excellence of the University of Rochester Medical Center offers limitless research opportunities and fosters interdisciplinary, interprofessional, and collaborative partnerships that most other schools cannot match.

Meet Our Research Faculty

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Ying Xue, DNSc, RN

Associate Professor

Research interests: Acute Care, Adults, Communications, Environmental, Health Professionals, Older Adults, Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered), Relationships / Caring, Systems (Health Care, Social, Professional, Interdisciplinary).

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Mary Carey, PhD, RN, CNS

Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Nursing Research Center

Research interests: Acute Care, Adults, Bio-Psycho-Social, Biological - Sleep, Chronic Illness / Disability, Prevention, Psychopathology

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Sally A. Norton, PhD, RN, FNAP, FPCN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing and Palliative Care

Research interests: Acute Care, Adults, Communications, Families, Health Professionals, Older Adults, Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered), Pain and Symptom Experience / Management, Palliative Care, Relationships / Caring, Systems (Health Care, Social, Professional, Interdisciplinary).

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Mina Attin, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Research interests: Acute Care, Adults, Biological - Genetics, Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered), Public Health - Epidemiology, Women

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Marie A. Flannery, PhD, RN, AOCN

Assistant Professor
Clinical Nursing

Research interests: Adults, Behavioral Change, Bio-Psycho-Social, Chronic Illness / Disability, Men, Older Adults, Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered), Pain and Symptom Experience / Management, Palliative Care, Women.

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LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP

Assistant Professor
Dean's Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities

Research interests: Adolescents, Adults, Behavioral Change, Bio-Psycho-Social, Health Professionals, Men, Outcomes Research (Patient-centered, Nursing-centered, Systems-centered), Pain and Symptom Experience / Management, Prevention, Public Health - Epidemiology, Relationships / Caring, Systems (Health Care, Social, Professional, Interdisciplinary), Women.

Resources

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The center and its staff offer comprehensive support to School of Nursing faculty and students, including drafting research proposals, identifying funding sources, designing experiments, gathering and analyzing data, and connecting with expert collaborators across the university.

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The Center for Research Implementation and Translation (CRIT) serves as a central hub for the development of research implementation science. At the CRIT, multidisciplinary scientists and clinicians work collaboratively to compare the risks and benefits of different interventions and strategies in “real world” settings and how best to implement into practice.

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The state-of-the-art Biobehavioral Laboratory provides a multidisciplinary research team with comprehensive, reliable Dried-Blood Spot analysis and data to inform and advance their work.

Publications, Presentations, and Awards

Research Findings
Feasibility of a Web-Based Self-management Intervention for Intermittent Urinary Catheter Users With Spinal Cord Injury.
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Award
Lin Honored as 'Brilliant New Investigator'
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Presentation
SON Clinical and Research Grand Rounds begin weekly on Wednesday’s from noon to 12:50 p.m. starting Sept. 14.
2016 Schedule
Publication
"2017 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses" by Amy Karch
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Our Research Accomplishments

No.25

UR School of Nursing’s spot in 2015 rankings of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

25 %

of our PhD graduates currently hold or have held senior academic leadership roles and/or senior positions with national professional organizations.

$2.73M

Amount of sponsored research funding received by the UR School of Nursing in the 2015 fiscal year.