Policies & Forms

Starting January 1, 2021, any faculty member who plans to submit an intramural or extramural grant either as the principal investigator (PI), Co-PI, Co-investigator (Co-I) or Collaborator needs to comply with the following timeline. PI, Co-PI or Collaborator is defined as lead investigator and/or project director.

The expected proposal preparation period, including routing through the AU system, is 6 months. If your timeframe is shorter than 6 months, please negotiate a new timeline during the initial project meeting with Dr. Pao-Feng Tsai, Tara Ward, and Jessica Parker

Please contact Pao-Feng Tsai, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Research for further information.
Email: tsaipaofeng@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-6807 
Grant Information 
Jessica Parker 
Email: jlp0064@auburn.edu 
Phone: 334-844-5957 
Tara Ward
Email: tmw0031@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-6711  

Faculty Research and Scholarship


Funded Research Projects


Animal Assisted Therapy

Morgan Yordy

Title: Improving health outcomes by incorporating animal assisted therapy (AAT) in the K–12 school setting

Funding Agency: CNS Institute Research Grant

Duration: 2020-2021

Role: PI

Purpose: (1)To examine the impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) intervention on participants’ knowledge, skills and behavior (use of AAT) and (2)To examine the School Counselor and School Nurse collaboration, based on the collaborative model by Tuttle et al. (2018).

Diabetes Research