Emma Eccles Jones Research Center


Premier Support for Nursing Research

The research efforts of College of Nursing faculty are supported by a team of professionals who specialize in pre-award and post-award support of extramurally funded research.  Our team offers an array of services to faculty including project management of funding applications, budgeting support, assistance in managing forms and deadlines, funding searches, editing serviced, statistical consultations, and more.  We embed our pre-award staff members with our RITe groups, collaborative groups of faculty who are working to grow extramurally funded scholarship in specific focus areas of research.  In this way, they can provide support and expertise at the earliest stages, and function as integrated members of these teams.  A dedicated post-award administrator provides support for funded studies, providing guidance and support to faculty as they manage project start-up, hiring, and reporting.  Our staff actively engage in ongoing research administration professional development activities and organizations.

A Home for Scholars and Innovators

The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center functions as the center of research activity in the College of Nursing. We host regular programming to support faculty success and foster collaboration, ranging from research teas to seminars, workshops, and writing retreats. The Center supports six RITe (Research Innovation Team) groups that work collaboratively to advance health through extramurally funded scholarship:

Premier Space Dedicated to Nursing and Interdisciplianry Research

The Emma Eccles Jones Nursing Research Center was established in 2002 with a gift from the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, allowing a dedicated space in the college that serves as a hub of research activity. The center was created to “enhance the ability of the college to supply nursing faculty, nurse educators and advanced practice nurses to meet the growing demand in Utah.” The Research Center encompasses the entire fifth floor of the College of Nursing, providing ample and flexible work space for individual and group projects. The space is composed of private offices, open cubicles, and collision spaces, with ample natural lighting. The college’s faculty work in collaborative teams, known as RITes (Research Intensive Teams). The renovated space and the staff support teams provide a state of the art facility in which to conduct research.


Meet the Associate Dean for Research

Mollie Cummins

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