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Center for Nursing Research

The Center for Nursing Research is located in Wende Hall.

The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) was established in 1996 to facilitate the development of research by faculty and students.

About the CNR

CNR staff provide methodological and clinical research consultation to the School of Nursing faculty, students and staff. The Center is a repository for information on internal and external sources of funding, including guidelines and application forms. The Center also houses a research library and research instrument repository.

Goals

  • Expedite preparation of high quality grant proposals
  • Foster energy and interest in research
  • Support the creation of quality manuscripts and presentations on nursing research
  • Stimulate the development of a community of scholars/researchers
  • Increase the knowledge base of nursing
  • Establish a repository of research resources
  • Enhance research skills and productivity through multidisciplinary teams

Services

  • Statistical Analysis and Consultation
  • Assistance with grant proposal preparation
  • Editing of grant proposal documents
  • Grant Proposal Review through Expert Panel
  • Pilot/Preliminary Data Analysis
  • Poster Preparation
  • Literature Searches
  • End Note Bibliography Management
  • Designing data entry programs
  • Funding Searches
  • Manuscript Preparation
  • Editing of Manuscripts
  • Research Methods Library

Center for Nursing Research Faculty, Staff and Research Assistants

Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA

Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
Associate Professor

101 C Wende Hall
Telephone:  716-829-2015

Email:  yc73@buffalo.edu

In addition to her role as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Yu Ping Chang, PhD, RN, is an associate professor teaching courses that include Quantitative Research Methods and Data Management and Analysis with SPSS. Her areas of research include substance use and prescription medication use in older adults and caregiving and medication management for individuals with dementia.

Yow-Wu Bill Wu, PhD

Associate Professor 
Research Consultant

211 Wende Hall
Telephone:  716-829-3207
Email:  nurwu@buffalo.edu

Bill Wu provides the Center's clients with research and statistical consultation. His research program has focused on applications of quantitative research methodology and data-based studies. Specific interest areas include: multi-level data analysis, hierarchical linear models, longitudinal data analysis, and AIDS related research. He teaches research methods and multivariate analysis courses at the graduate level.

Diane Dempsey, MS, CRA

CNR and SON Grant Manager

101 D Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-3105
Email: ddempsey@buffalo.edu

As the manager of the CNR and SON grants, Dempsey manages the finances and the application process for grants in the School of Nursing.  She also supervises the CNR staff, coordinates the work flow for the RAs of the CNR and oversees the smooth running of the office. Dempsey brings her expertise in grant administration and her years of experience with UB Sponsored Projects to her role in the CNR.
 

Joshua R. Altemoos, EdM, BTech

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship

101 B Wende Hall
Phone: 716-829-5778
Email: jraltemo@buffalo.edu 

Tom Chacko - Research Assistant

CNR RA Request:
Email:  CNR-RA-REQUEST-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Telephone:  716-829-3475

 

Chia-Hui (Kate) Chen - Research Assistant

CNR RA Request:
Email:  CNR-RA-REQUEST-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Telephone:  716-829-3475

 

Meg Doerzbacher - Research Assistant

CNR RA Request:
Email:  CNR-RA-REQUEST-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Telephone:  716-829-3475                 

Meg is a second-year PhD student in the school of nursing. Her research interests include neonatal intensive care and end-of-life care. As a research assistant her role includes literature review, data management and analysis, and assisting faculty in their research projects.

Misol Kwon - Research Assistant

CNR RA Request:
Email:  CNR-RA-REQUEST-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Telephone:  716-829-3475                 

Misol is a first-year PhD student in the school of nursing. As a research assistant her role includes literature and data management, processing, reviews, and assisting faculties in their research projects. 

Yuqing Xue - Research Assistant

CNR RA Request:
Email:  CNR-RA-REQUEST-LIST@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU
Telephone:  716-829-3475                 

Yuqing is a first year PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics. His research interests incluce regression analysis, categorical data analysis and data mining. His role in the CNR is to assist faculties and students with statistical analysis, data processing, literature management and article reviews.

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