The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) is dedicated to providing resources to support faculty and students to develop and advance nursing and interprofessional science.
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.
Senior Associate Dean
Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Endowed Professor
Chair - Family, Community and Health Systems Sciences
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.
Research Associate Professor
303 Wende Hall
As a part of the CNR, Christopher Barrick will continue his research in the substance use field. His research interests focus on two broad areas: looking at effective ways to disseminate evidence-based interventions into broad clinical practice and using technology to facilitate clinical substance abuse research. He has developed an alternate form of the telephone-based clinical skill assessment tool (T-CAT), with an interactive voice recording (IVR)-based approach to assessment. This has promise as a method to allow for improved clinical skill assessment for a variety of training methods in the alcohol and drug abuse treatment fields.
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.
Professor and Statistician
201 B Wende Hall
Through the CNR, Chin-Shang Li provides consultations in developing sample size estimates and data analysis plans for grant applications, conceiving, overseeing and conducting analyses of existing datasets and participating in research dissemination through the development of publications and presentation.
321 D Wende Hall
Research Assistant Professor
312 Wende Hall
Victoria is currently a PhD student University at Buffalo School of Nursing. Her previous experience as a registered nurse includes cardiac critical care, chemotherapy infusion and cardio-oncology. An appointed member of the American Heart Association's Cardio-Oncology Subcommittee and an International Cardio-Oncology Society Nurse Working Group leader, her aim is to contribute to existing specialty knowledge, increase patient education and ultimately decrease presenting anti-cancer treatment-induced cardiovascular effects in cancer patient populations. As a research assistant, a few of her responsibilities include conducting literature reviews and assisting with grant submissions, data analysis, and manuscript reviews.
Danielle Nazarenko is a first-year PhD student in the School of Nursing. Danielle’s research interests include perinatal outcomes, health disparities, informed consent/shared decision-making in perinatal care and the lived experienced of birthing people. Her responsibilities include assisting with literature reviews, grant proposals, posters, manuscript submissions and faculty research projects.
Yanjun (Katherine) is a fourth-year student in the BS to PhD program. Her research interest includes treatment of addiction especially for those who are cigarette and e-cigarette users. As a research assistant, her role includes literature review, data management, grant and manuscript preparation, and assisting faculty with research projects.