The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Research Laboratory is located on the lower level in the School of Nursing Building. It has approximately 3,000 square feet of space dedicated to research projects in nursing that incorporate basic biologic science methods. The Nursing Research Laboratory consists of a darkroom, microscopy facilities (stereo, confocal, and fluorescent), tissue culture facilities, core equipment area, electrophysiologic lab, vivarium, cold room, utility area (autoclave and water purification facility), and bench space for funded faculty researchers and their students. The Research Laboratory currently supports faculty research in a variety of areas ranging from the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle atrophy to pain and immune responses.
Research Centers at the School of Nursing
The Office of Nursing Research and Sponsored Projects (ONR) opened in 1990 and is currently located on the fifth floor of the Pinkard Building in the School of Nursing and in the Cuthbert-Farr House at 509–511 North Washington Street. The ONR provides School of Nursing faculty and students with support services such as consultation on research design and conduct, including data management and analysis, information on funding sources and grant submission processes, protection of human subjects, and advice on career development and continuing education about research. The ONR also coordinates research resources and consultation services within the School of Nursing and encourages leadership for nursing research within the School, University, and community.
The Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Health is a National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Center of Excellence to build science addressing disparities in cardiovascular health.
The aim of the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research is to push the cutting edge of knowledge related to discovery and application of saliva as a research and diagnostic specimen.