Facilitating the advancement of knowledge to promote health and improve nursing care.

Funded Research Projects

Research Projects

Principal Investigator
Project Title
Funding Source
Start & End Date
Dr. Patsy Smith Patsy Smith, PhD, RN Assistant Professor “In the Face of Cancer: Older African American Survivorship” Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc. Grant 6/30/2013 – 6/30/2016
Dr. Barb Carlson Barbara Carlson, PhD, RN Professor “Cerebral Oxygenation and Memory Consolidation in Elders with & without Mild Impairment” OUHSC Vice President of Research – Seed Grant Program 2/3/2014 – 2/28/2016
Dr. Elena Cuaderes Elena Cuaderes, PhD, RN, CNE Associate Professor “Peripheral Neuropathy in Older Adults receiving Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer” Donald W. Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence – Seed Grant Program 9/1/2014 – 5/31/2016
Dr. Kathy Dwyer Kathleen Dwyer, PhD, RN Professor and Henry J. Freede Chair “A Community e-Health Promotion Program Addressing Oklahoma's Urban Disparities” Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)(R-21) 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2017
unavailable Dr. Janet Wilson unavailable Kristen Sorocco, PhD Professor


Janet Wilson, PhD, RN Associate Professor

Jo Azzarello, PhD, RN Associate Professor
“The Reynolds Health Collaborative: A Test of the Feasibility of the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Program to Improve Emotional Well-being in Older Oklahomans” Donald W. Reynolds Foundation – Seed Grant Program 9/1/2015 – 8/30/2016

Training/Demonstrative Projects

Principal Investigator
Project Title
Funding Source
Start & End Dates
Lazelle Benefield, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, Parry Endowed Professor
“Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence” Donald W. Reynolds Foundation 7/1/2008 – 8/31/2017
Su An Phipps, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
“Healthy Women, Healthy Futures Program” George Kaiser Family Foundation 10/1/2008 – 12/31/2015
Gary Loving, PhD, RN, CNE
Acting Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor
“Technology Use in Educating APRN and Allied Health Students for Team-based Care” Health Resource & Services Administration 9/1/2012 –  6/30/2016
Jeana Wilcox, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE 
Asisstant Dean for Clinical and Community Health
“Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Education Coordinator” Oklahoma State Department of Health 7/1/2013 –  6/30/2016
Su An Phipps, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
“Healthy Women, Healthy Futures Sustainability” MorningCrest Foundation 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2018
Su An Phipps, PhD, RN, CNE 
Assistant Professor
“Healthy Women, Healthy Futures: A Comprehensive Health Promotion Program for Vulnerable Non-pregnant Women Residing in Tulsa County” Telligen 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016
Teresa Fritz, MSW, LCSW
Director of Edmond Medical Center

Melissa Craft, PhD, RN, AOCN
Assistant Professor & Director of Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Program & Co-Director Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Stephanie Marfurt, PhD, RNC, APRN, CNE
Assistant Professor & Co-Director Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
“OU Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 8/17/2015 – 9/1/2016

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