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Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Discovery is at the heart of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Faculty and students are engaged in discovering new knowledge, inventing new technologies and applying knowledge to solve problems throughout the community and around the world.

Ranked 1st in National Institute of Health funding, the School receives more than $8.5 million in total research funding per year and is a national leader in the research enterprise.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

Research Honors Program

Students aspiring to learn more about nursing research have the opportunity to engage in research with experienced scientists on an ongoing research project. No previous experience in research in required.

Program participants:

  • Take a one-credit research elective for two semesters, consisting of topical seminars on nursing research 
  • Work with a faculty mentor contributing to their research project 
  • Complete a mini research project within the faculty mentor's ongoing research
ItemStudent Deadlines
Applications DueJuly 20 (Summer Accel), October 15 (Fall Accel)
InterviewsWeek after applications are due

Apply for the Research Honors Program

For more information or to submit your application email Dr. Jerilyn Allen.

Minority Global Health Disparities Research Program

The Minority Global Health Disparities Research Training (MHIRT) Program provides students with international health disparity research training opportunities. The MHIRT Program offers full time research experiences abroad for ten weeks during the summer. The MHIRT Program's goal is to contribute to the pool of highly motivated and competitive students from health disparities populations who enter graduate degree programs in the biomedical, biobehavioral and/or clinical sciences and ultimately pursue research careers.

Requirements
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • From populations underrepresented in biomedical and biobehavioral research professions, or able to demonstrate a dedication to addressing health disparities
  • Good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Demonstrated interest and potential to pursue graduate study (e.g. prior research courses & experience)
Field Placements for Summer 2011:
AustraliaThe Biology of Stress
South KoreaCardiovascular Health Outcomes
SwedenPain, Health Status, and Quality of Life
South Africa

(a) HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Health; or
(b) Violence against women/Women's Health

ChinaChronic Disease Management

Apply by emailingDr. Gaston-Johansson for more information.

Doctoral Opportunities

Doctoral Opportunities

Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Health Research

Research education program prepares nurse scientists to build investigative careers directed at improving our understanding of behavioral and biologic associated with cardiovascular health, illness, and risk. It supports the investigation of interventions designed to prevent or control cardiovascular disease  risk factors and promote cardiovascular health.

Apply to the Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Fellowship

Detailed information can be found on the Interdisciplinary Training Overview

For more information contact Dr. Jerilyn Allen.

Interdisciplinary Research Training On Violence in the Family

Offering an exceptional opportunity for students interested in the causes, effects and prevention of violence, this fellowship is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) this is a five year continuation of an original ten year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The goal of the program is to train nursing, public health and medical scholars to address the prevention and identification of family violence and its physical and mental health effects.

Apply to the Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Violence Research

For more information, contact Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell.

Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research

The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health offer a postdoctoral training program for fellows interested developing an interdisciplinary program of pain research

The goal of this 2-year postdoctoral program is to prepare fellows to work within an interdisciplinary research team to address the complex challenge of pain. This is achieved by integrating training in two or more areas of expertise behavioral/social science, biomedical science or clinical research.

The program incorporates coursework, mentored research experiences in at least two core areas, an individual research project, preparation of an extramural grant application, and experience in writing and publishing papers. Each fellow is collaboratively mentored by two faculty, each representing a different area of expertise in behavioral/social science, biomedical or clinical research.

Apply to the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Biobehavioral Pain Research

Blaustein Fellowship in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Research

A two-year research fellowship, endowed by a $1 million gift from the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, provides a post-doctoral opportunity for nurse researchers with an interest in psychiatric and mental health nursing. The Blaustein Fellowship allows promising scholars to conduct multidisciplinary and collaborative research to advance the mental health and well being of individuals in both hospital and community settings. The 24-month fellowship is accompanied by an annual stipend of up to $51,000, depending on experience.

It also includes tuition remission up to $1,000 and support for research-related experiences. Nurses with research doctorates or nearing completion of their doctoral degree who demonstrate strong commitment to scholarship, multidisciplinary collaboration, and psychiatric or mental health nursing research are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Gross.

Apply to the Blaustein Fellowship in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Research

Fellowship in Global Health and Gender-Based Violence

This two-year fellowship in global health and gender-based violence fosters multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to scholarship, investigation, and gender-based violence prevention and intervention programs in low-resource settings. The fellow will work with and be mentored by a research team to conduct a 5-year community-based trial: Microfinance intervention to improve health of rape survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Applications are welcomed from nurses or public health professionals with research doctorates or those nearing the completion of a doctoral degree. Priority is given to candidates that demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and multidisciplinary research with a strong interest and experience in gender-based violence and work in low-resource settings.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Glass.

Interdisciplinary Research Training on Violence in the Family

Offering an exceptional opportunity for students interested in the causes, effects and prevention of violence, this fellowship is funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) National Institutes of Child Health and Development. (T32-HDO64428) and is a five year continuation of an original ten year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). The goal of the program is to train nursing, public health and medical scholars to address the prevention and identification of family violence and its physical and mental health effects.

Fellows will be educated in:

  • family and community violence
  • social, ethnic and cultural influences on acts of violence and outcomes
  • ethical issues in the conduct of violence related research
  • multiple approaches to violence related research
  • the research base for policy and advocacy initiatives
  • securing external funding for violence related research
  • physical and mental health effects of violence

The fellowships include clinical and research experiences in violence, including optional foci:

  • HIV/ Violence Interface
  • Substance Abuse / Violence Interface
  • International Violence

The grant supports two predoctoral fellowships in Nursing and three in Public Health each year as well as two postdoctoral fellowships in the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, or the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The predoctoral fellowships include full tuition plus the NIH standard pre or postdoctoral stipend.

The fellowships are for full time study during the academic year and include working as a research assistant approximately 20 hours per week on a violence related research project.

A violence research seminar is jointly taught by the entire interdisciplinary faculty (Schools of Medicine, Nursing and the Bloomberg School of Public Health).

Application for predoctoral students (PhD) is through the School of Nursing for Nursing students, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health for Public Health students in the departments of Health Policy and Management, Population, Family and Reproductive Health, and Health, Behavior and Society (with a cover letter indicating you are interested in the Violence Research predoctoral fellowship). The goal statement for the application should include the student's focus area of violence related research. Post Doctoral Applicants should submit a goal statement, CV, doctoral program transcript and two letters of recommendation.

For more information, contact Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell.


 
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