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Virginia Tilden
Innovation, rigor, scalability, interprofessional collaboration – all describe faculty’s research at the OHSU School of Nursing. Consistently ranked in the top half of NIH funding to schools of nursing, the School has been long known for its stellar clinical research programs in such areas as cancer, cardiac, and palliative care, as well as in symptom management and caregiving research for families and frail elders. The School is also known as an innovator in educational and pedagogical innovation, for example in simulation and in interprofessional education.

The research engine of the School is driven by faculty investigators with a passion for discovery and a commitment to the highest standards of scientific inquiry. Doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows are embedded in faculty’s research programs and thereby learn firsthand the art and science of research and grantsmanship.

Supporting faculty and doctoral student research is an Office of Research Services that provides grant writing mentorship and consultation, biostatistics support, faculty scholar-of-the-month presentations and other research forums, and grants services at both the pre- and post-award phases of funding.