Professor & Associate Dean for Research
Dr. Pao-Feng Tsai has over 27 years of experience in the academic field. Prior to moving to the U.S., she held several teaching and research positions in Taiwan. In 1999, she began a tenure track appointment as assistant professor in the College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Ark., and was promoted to full professor in 2013. During her tenure at UAMS, she served as the research leader of the Arkansas’ Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, was the recipient of the Alice An-Loh Sun Endowed Professorship in Geriatric Nursing, and was selected Graduate Faculty of the Year and Best Ph.D. Faculty of the Year. She joined the Auburn University (AU) School of Nursing as Professor and Associate Dean for Research in 2020. Dr. Tsai is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She was the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Scholarship conferred by Kaohsiung Medical University and serves as the member of the Biotechnology, Health and Innovation Research Center Advisory Board at the Hungkuang University, Taiwan. She has received several National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and foundation funded research grants as principal investigator or co-investigator in the past 20 years focusing mainly on pain and geriatric care. She had sponsored several undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. She has made presentations at national and international conventions and published more than 50 articles. She serves as the chair of the research committee in the School of Nursing and as a member of several School of Nursing and AU committees. She has been reviewing grants for NIH, VA, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Foundation, Southern Nursing Research Society, Alzheimer’s Association, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the Dunhill Medical Trust, London, England.
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