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Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations

FORS Research Colloquium Series

Open to all faculty, staff and students  (download flyer)

December 7, 2016 
12:30 - 2:00 pm
539 Fisher Hall

"How to Read a Funding Opportunity Announcement"

Melissa KalarchianMelissa Kalarchian, PhD
Professor of Nursing and Psychology
Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing

Upcoming Presentations

Spring 2017

"Promoting the Mental Health of Caregivers of Family Members with Cognitive Impairment: A National Imperative"
Linda Garand, PhD, GCNS-BC
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
January 24, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

"Research Designs: Questions through Analysis"
James Schreiber, PhD
Professor, School of Nursing
February 22, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


The Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations is a forum for networking, exchanging information, and fostering innovation. The Center is committed to promoting University, community, regional, national and global partnerships to achieve excellence in nursing science.

Consistent with the mission of the SON and national priorities, overarching themes include:

  1. Using technology and informatics in research, education and patient care
  2. Addressing disparities and ethics in healthcare
  3. Interdisciplinary approaches to prevention and treatment

The Center is headed by Melissa Kalarchian, PhD, Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing.

Research Council

Faculty with a record of significant research funding are invited to join the Research Council, which provides oversight of initiatives related to research and scholarship in the SON. Current members include:

Alison M. Colbert, PhD, APRN

Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Linda Goodfellow PhD, RN

Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN, FAAN

Melanie Turk, PhD, MSN, RN

Rick Zoucha, PhD, APRN-BC, CTN-A

Major functions are to:

  1. Advise the Associate Dean for Research.
  2. Oversee implementation of the Strategic Plan for Research.
  3. Provide guidance and mentoring to research-active faculty.

Forum for Research and Scholarship (FORS)

The Forum for Research and Scholarship supports excellence in research and scholarship. It promotes the exchange of ideas and intellectual debate, as well as peer review of writing projects.

Faculty Research Interests

Visit our Faculty Research page