Office of Health Research

The Office of Health Research (OHR), the first of its kind to be affiliated with an educational institution, was chartered in 1969 with Harriet Werley, Ph.D., RN, FAAN as its first director. Later that year, the first Research Day was held at the college for faculty and students to present their research findings.

Mission

The purpose of OHR is to enhance and extend the academic activities of the College of Nursing by helping faculty and graduate students develop and conduct research that builds the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevents disease and disability, manages and eliminates symptoms caused by illness, and enhances end-of-life and palliative care. Conducted in the context of an urban environment, College of Nursing research focuses on advancing nursing science to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes across the lifespan among diverse individuals, families and communities. 

OHR's mission is to support faculty and graduate students in the development and conduct of research and scholarly activities that advance nursing science. The office promotes learning and scholarship, enhances research productivity and assists faculty and graduate students in securing external funding to support research.

Please contact OHR staff to learn more about resources within the college, the university and the wider community. We can help you identify professional development opportunities such as grant writing seminars and professional/academic development seminars, as well as publication and authorship information and funding announcements.

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