The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) was established in 1996 to facilitate the development of research by faculty and students.
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.
Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
101 C Wende Hall
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.
211 Wende Hall
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.
CNR and SON Grant Manager
101 D Wende Hall
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.
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship
101 B Wende Hall
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 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 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.