School of Nursing Research Opportunities

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; academic credit possible; potential for co-authorship on publication
  • Available: Year-round

For more information, please contact:

Kafuli Agbemenu, PhD, MPH, RN, CTN-A

Assistant Professor

Family, Community & Health Systems Sciences

201 D Wende Hall

Phone: 716-829-6023


Nursing Undergraduate Research Summer Experience (NURSE)

After a great deal of consideration, and in light of the current uncertainties surrounding the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel the Summer 2020 NURSE program. We realize that this is disappointing news; however, our main priorities at this time are ensuring that we can offer high quality programming and protecting the well-being of our community.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Steve Lamkin:

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 NURSE program page.

Compensation: Research stipend

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Scholars Program

The BHWET program is four-year workforce training grant funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The focus of the training program is on behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, with an emphasis on Substance Use Disorder, Interprofessional Collaboration, Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care and Evidence Based Practice. This program is open to students in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling programs and in the last year of their respective programs, whom will do their internship in an integrated behavioral health and primary care setting.

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

Compensation: Fellowship stipend

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

Undergraduate Students

The iSEED Summer Research Experience provides undergraduate students hands-on research opportunities 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

Experiential Learning Network (ELN)

Through ELN, 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.