As the Associate Dean for Research, I invite you to learn more about our research/scholarly activities that reflect our commitment to strengthen the scientific basis and the transfer of science into practice. We apply a broad scope of scholarly inquiry that includes bio-behavioral, interdisciplinary, and translational approaches to help us learn more about the health and health needs of individuals, families and communities. Our priorities include promoting health and healthy lifestyles, advancing the quality of health care through teaching and facilitating evidence-based practice, and addressing the issues of disparities in health and health care among vulnerable populations.
The AUSON Research Committee
The Research/Scholarship Committee is a standing AUSON committee that is chaired by the ADR with member representation from the tenure and clinical track faculty and a MSN graduate student. The committee is responsible to help define and implement the school’s vision for research, track research/scholarly activities and outcomes, facilitates faculty development, and identifies available resources that promote research and scholarship productivity.
Auburn University developed a five-year Strategic Plan (link to: http://www.auburn.edu/communications_marketing/strategic_plan/) by focusing on five priorities through 2018. Priority 3 focused on “Enhance Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work”. Specific objectives were defined in the School of Nursing’s Research/Scholarship priorities that are in alignment with the overall goals of Auburn University:
- Establish a focused research agenda that builds on our strengths.
- Community-based Outreach and Addressing Health Disparities
- Innovation in Teaching
- Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Improve Health and Health Services
- Increase extra-mural research proposal submissions
- Increase resource support to advance research/scholarship initiatives
- Increase opportunities for Undergraduate participation in research.
To learn more about Auburn University Research Programs and Facilities, explore the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development website: