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Centers & Programs

BioBehavioral Laboratory

The School of Nursing’s BioBehavioral Lab provides state-of-the art laboratory services for researchers. These services are available to faculty at The University of Texas at Austin as well as through contracts with investigators outside the university. The facility opened in October 2011 to support research investigating the links between behavior and physiological factors. The laboratory has equipment to do many kinds of testing: immunological, endocrine, as well as genetics. Visit the BioBehavioral Laboratory web page.

Cain Center for Nursing Research

The Cain Center for Nursing Research was opened in September 1995 for the purpose of strengthening the support services available to faculty for developing their research programs. The Associate Dean for Research and the staff of the Cain Center provide consultation services and administrative assistance for faculty and graduate students on research methods, statistical analysis, funding sources, grant submissions, and post-award budget management. Visit The Cain Center for Nursing Research web page.

Nursing Facility Quality Review

Nursing Facility Quality Review will conduct a statewide measurement of the quality of care, quality of life, consumer satisfaction, and medication use in Texas Medicaid-certified nursing facilities. Nursing Facility Quality Review study funded by the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Visit the Nursing Facility Quality Review web page.

Nursing Online Resources and Research

Nursing Online Resources and Research provides information about both professional and consumer health care resources that are available online. Web links have been evaluated before being placed on the site plus an entire “Web Evaluation” page is devoted to show how to critically analyze a web page. Visit the Nursing Online Resources and Research website.

St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations was established in 1999. In August of 2011, the St. David’s Foundation made a gift to the School of Nursing to create a permanent endowment to support the Center. In recognition of this gift, the Center was renamed the St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations. The mission of the center is to improve the health of underserved people through applied research. Visit the St. David's Center for Health Promotion and Research website.

Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS)

The Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) was established through a National Institutes of Health grant in 2014. Its mission is to develop, test, and disseminate innovative self-management solutions to improve the health outcomes of people with chronic conditions. TCRSS is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research (PI: Dr. Miyong Kim; P30NR015335, 09/25/2014 – 07/31/2019). Visit the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science web page.