School of Nursing Research Opportunities

Sleep and Cognition Review of Literature

  • Focus: Exploring sleep disturbance with traumatic brain injury/concussion
  • Academic level: Undergraduate and graduate
  • Student skill-set needed: Literature searches, endnote
  • Compensation: Volunteer, academic credit possible, potential for co-authorship on publication
  • Available: Year-round

For more information, please contact:

314 Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-3261


Communication, Social and Sexual Networks of Transgender Communities

  • Focus: Transgender health
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate and graduate
  • Student skill-set needed: Transcription, interviewing
  • Compensation: Volunteer
  • Available: Year-round

For more information, please contact:

Adrian Juarez, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

201 F Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-3218


Reproductive Health Outcomes in African Refugee Women

  • Focus: Women's reproductive health, health disparities, refugee health, community-based research
  • Academic Level: Undergraduate and graduate
  • Student skill-set needed: Recruiting in a diverse population, data entry, French or Swahili speaking, literature reviews, Endnote, poster and manuscript preparation
  • Compensation: Volunteer
  • Available: Year-round

For more information, please contact:

201 D Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-6023


Various Projects

Deborah Raines is currently working on a number of projects surrounding nurse wellness, simulated learning, evaluation of the DEU model of clinical education, well baby care and more.

  • Focus: Maternal-newborn, simulation, educational innovation, work force
  • Academic level: Undergraduate
  • Student skill-set needed: Varies
  • Compensation: Volunteer, possiable opportunities for contributing to poster presentations and/or publications.
  • Available: Academic year (fall & spring)

For more information, please contact:

209 Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-5790


Nursing Undergraduate Research Summer Experience (NURSE)

A funded mentored 10-week summer research experience working with a UB School of Nursing faculty member. Includes seminars with UB Medical School summer research program. For UB students who are interested in nursing and health science careers with a strong interest in research who have completed at least one year (full time equivalent) of undergraduate study.

For more information on the NURSE program and the upcoming application dates, please visit the program page.

Compensation: Research stipend

Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity Research Opportunities (iSEED)

Undergraduate Students

The iSEED Summer Research Experience provides undergraduate students hands-on research opportunites at UB.

Graduate Students

The iSEED Graduate Scholars program is a professional development program designed to mentor PhD students and introduce them to the skills they will need as professional scientists.

Compensation:  Research stipend and tuition

Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA)

Through CURCA, students can be a part of this exciting world of discovery. Ranked among the nation’s leading research universities, UB is committed to nurturing and supporting research and creative work across all academic disciplines.