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Linda S. Weglicki, PhD, RN, MSN

Professor, Associate Dean Research & Scholarship and PhD Studies

Schmidt Family Foundation Distinguished Professor

I am pleased to welcome you to the Office of Nursing Research, Scholarship, and the PhD program.  This is an exciting time for nursing, nursing research and science.  The Office of Research and Scholarship is committed to strengthening the College’s research services, environment, and enhancing its productivity. Florida Atlantic University (FAU) nurse researchers, supported by grants from federal and private foundations, are addressing some of the most challenging issues facing the caring and health care needs of our community, society, and in nursing practice. Our Office supports the College of Nursing (CON)  philosophy of caring that guides our mission with intent of building nursing knowledge in caring and that helps contribute in building the next generation of nurse researchers and scholars. The Office supports innovative research and scholarship conducted by our Faculty, Students, and Staff that enhances the field of nursing and that improves quality of life. We provide methodological and clinical research consultation.  The Office is a repository for information on internal and external funding sources/resources, including funding opportunity announcements, guidelines, and forms. Florida Atlantic University is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity Institution; our Office works closely with the FAU Division of Research and Office of Sponsored Programs in preparation for grant application submissions (pre award) and in post award grant administration.  We look forward to working with you and assisting you in your research and scholarly journey.  Please contact us early and often when developing your research and scholarly activities.    

Goals of the Office are to:

  • Foster interest, energy and passion in research
  • Expedite preparation and submission of high quality grant proposals
  • Support the creation/submission of quality manuscripts and presentations on nursing research
  • Stimulate the development of a community of scholars/researchers
  • Through dissemination, increase the knowledge base of nursing
  • Establish a repository of research resources
  • Enhance research skills and productivity through multidisciplinary teams

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Research Focus Areas

In pursuit of growing our foundation of Caring Science, the research faculty of the CON support the following definition of caring science within these four research focus areas.

Caring Science: in the discipline of nursing, is the body of knowledge, arrived at through intentional research and theory development, focused on the relationship of caring to health, healing and well-being of the whole person within the context of the family, community, society and within the global environment.

Our research Focus Areas are:

  • Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan - Optimizing health across the lifespan, from conception to end of life.
  • Health Equity - Clarifying and eliminating health disparities associated with human uniqueness, such as ethnicity, race, socioeconomics, gender and age.
  • Holistic Health - Exploring and testing integrative approaches to health promotion and healing.
  • Transforming Healthcare Environments – Focuses on caring and healing environments, interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, nurse leader development, and best nursing practices effecting patient outcomes.  

research focus areas 

Faculty and PhD Students working in these focus areas are

Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan Health Equity Holistic Health Transforming Healthcare Environments


C. Williams, D. Hain


P. Liehr; M. Smith


R. Sherman, K. Keller
Faculty Member Faculty Member Faculty Member Faculty Member

C. Blum

L. Chiang-Hanisko

D. D’Avolio

D. Hain

J. Galvin

S. Gropper

A. Opalinski

T. Sakraida

R. Tappen

L. Weglicki

L. Wiese

C. Williams

C. Archibald

C. Barry

K. Edwards

T. Jones

R. Goodman

S. Gordon

D. Hawthorne

B. King

R. Liehr

M. Smith

L. Dunphy

T. Eggenberger

N. France

D. Gray-Miceli

K. Keller

J. Longo

R. Sherman

M. Turkel
PhD Doctoral Students PhD Doctoral Students PhD Doctoral Students PhD Doctoral Students

M. Brennen

K. Cappo

K. Chadwell

S. Constantinides

L. Crestodina

T. Dunmore

D. Elkins

K. Jackson

A. Kaltsas

L. Martinez

B. Neupane

E. Olafson

S. Panday

B. Powell

R. Reames

M. Rosenzweig

A. Rivera

A. Solorzano Martinez

U. Suragarn

J. Wilson

E. Adenmosun

G. Daye

N. Forbes

S. Gall-Ojurongbe

C. Wallin

R. Brown

S. Conrad

M. De Los Santos

M. Mygatt

M. Nagata

M. Petcharat

S. Pinos

S. Ravid

C. Reive

M. Rodriguez

H. Alfahd

N. Bermudez

C. Birmingham

L. Cassidy

W. Fuller

C. Hickman

A. Hernandez

S. Reid

J. Sessa

A. Suriaga

2017-2018 Christine E. Lynn CON Office of Research and Scholarship Research Brown Bag Sessions






SPRING 2018: Alternating Days (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

January  17th



Tips: Writing and Submitting to Journals for Publication

Dr. Rose Sherman

February 13th



Understanding and Applying Advanced Statistical Procedures to Research Proposals

Dr. David Newman

March 14th



The Nuances of Submission Details for NIH Mechanisms

Dr. Linda Weglicki and Ms. Joanna Kentolall

April 11th



Assisting Doctoral Students in Finding Funding and Writing Proposals

Dr. Linda Weglicki

 *Sessions held in Rooms 205 and 209, see monthly flyers; All sessions meet from 12-1:30pm