The following list identifies some of our scholarly teams and research interest areas for faculty and students in the School of Nursing. These teams are designed to support research and scholarly productivity, and as a result, the membership or the focus of the group may change as faculty and interests vary. If you are interested in joining or just want to know more about a group please contact the designated contact/leader for the group indicated by *.
Biobehavioral Quality of Life Across the Lifespan Oncology Team
Robin Lally* firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ann Meeker
Pamela Paplham* email@example.com
Other: Gregory Beehler (VA), Darryl Somayaji (Roswell)
Doctoral Students: Ameera Fayad, Hongjuan Jing, Laurie Musial, Kathleen Shedlock
Graduate Students: Margaret Franklin, Daniel Ihrke
The Bio-behavioral Quality of Life across the Lifespan Scholarship Team consists of faculty, students and community partners with a wide array of research interests in the field of oncology with a focus on symptom management, behavioral, and quality of life issues. The goal of the team is to support and promote research among the group members utilizing a variety of methods to facilitate group interaction and participation. The group meets on a regular basis throughout the academic year for a variety of scholarly activities including:
· Critiquing abstracts and grant proposals
· Editing and critiquing manuscripts for submission
· Consultation and critique of accepted conference presentations
· Promoting exploration of research questions for dissertation proposals
· Exploring creative research innovations for future grant applications
· Rehearsal of dissertation defense by doctoral student members
Distance Learning (DL) technology is available to group members who are off site to encourage participation in group activities.
Dedication Education Unit (DEU) Team
*Susan Grinslade firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Services Research and Workforce Scholarly Team
*Sung-Heui Bae email@example.com
Doctoral Students: Lisa Bagdan, Ying-Yu Chao, Cindy Coleman, Sandra Gothard,
Malena King Jones, Stacey Scime, Jin Young Seo, Jessica Varghese
The health services research (HSR) and workforce scholarly team pursues multidisciplinary research to examine the impact of social and workforce factors, financing and organizational systems, health technologies on health care organizations, and health outcomes. Delivery of and access to health care, as well as consideration of quality and cost and their contribution to the outcomes of such services, defines this field of inquiry.
Health services researchers at UB School of Nursing are currently studying:
Early career nurses
Relationships of the nursing workforce to health care outcomes
Nursing workforce policy (mandatory overtime regulations)
Evaluation of community health improvement intervention
Impact of care transition models
Healthcare costs in end of life
Past and current research has been funded form the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the John R. Oishei
Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Science Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, and Niagara Hospice.
Institute for Person-Centered Care
Davina Porock* firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctoral students: Junxin Li, Santhiny Rajamohan, Karen Klingman
Undergraduate students: Megan Pszonak, Jannet Lim, Eunyhun Park
The Institute for Person-Centered Care (IPCC) at the University at Buffalo is a community-university cross-disciplinary research, education, practice development, and public awareness collaborative that supports and promotes sustainable systemic transformation of cultures within and between institutional and community care providers based on person-centered care (PCC) values. The focus of the IPCC is on vulnerable people who are experiencing chronic illness, frailty and physical or cognitive impairment. The Institute is national and international in scope, and aims to:
1. Encourage and support scholarly research in the field of person-centered care, building the
evidence base for effective strategies;
2. Provide training in PCC and specialist topics for staff in long term care facilities, hospitals,
community based entities providing healthcare services and consumers;
3. Educate at the undergraduate and graduate levels, eventually building to interdisciplinary
programs of study in aging/gerontology with a focus on PCC;
4. Support PCC practice and culture change through leadership training and practice
5. Provide context and balance that allows for a better public discourse on the delivery of
services to frail and vulnerable people and support advocacy and public awareness efforts
with accurate information and evidence.
Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with the IPCC can be found at: http://www.nursing.buffalo.edu/Research/StudentResearchOpportunities.aspx listed under Dr Porock.
IPCC website: http://ubipcc.org
Promoting Health and Reducing Risk in Psychiatric Mental Health and Addictions Team
*Yu-Ping Chang email@example.com
Janice Cooke Feigenbaum
Doctoral Students: Eman Abu Sabbah, Junxin Li, Shahrzak Nowzari, Hsi-Ling Peng
DNP Students: Chelsea Kendra, Sarah Kent, Kristin McKenzie, Julia Smith, Amanda Wiertel
Undergraduate Students: Natalie Lomoriello
The Promoting Health & Reducing Risk in Psychiatric Mental Health & Addictions Scholarship Team consists of faculty and students whose area of interest is in addiction and mental health. Current research topics inlcude substance use in adolescents and older adults, child and adolescent mental health, family caregiving, medication-taking behaviors in individuals with dual diagnosis, assessment of quality of care settings. This team functions as a facilitator to promote scholarly work of each team member by sharing, reviewing, and commenting on ideas, manuscripts, and grant application.
Sleep Research Team
* Carla Jungquist firstname.lastname@example.org
Other: Alan Aquilina, MD; Andrew Ray, PhD
Doctoral Student: Karen Klingman
The sleep research and scholarship team's main purpose is to provide a venue for supporting each other in advancement of our research programs involving the concepts of sleep, sleep/wake disorders, and circadian rhythms. Students are invited to attend to witness the research process, and become involved in faculties' research and scholarly projects.