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Saint Louis University's nursing faculty is nationally recognized for its scholarly research. SLU has played a pivotal role in advancing the growing field of nursing research and in mentoring doctoral student researchers.

We participate in collaborative research with faculty in SLU’s School of Medicine, Doisy College of Health Sciences, College for Public Health and Social Justice, and Center for Health Care Ethics. We also work with researchers at other universities, health care institutions, government and community agencies, and professional organizations. 

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Center for Risk Reduction

The Center for Risk Reduction focuses on research that limits complications from medical procedures and improve quality of life. Areas of current research include:
  • Tube Feedings
  • Injury Prevention
  • Exercise Behavior

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Office of Nursing Research

The Office of Nursing Research supports SLU School of Nursing faculty and student researchers. The office can assist in identifying funding sources and developing proposals, designing and analyzing studies, and preparing study budgets.

The Office of Nursing Research also manages the administration of grants awarded to Saint Louis University School of Nursing faculty and students; external requests for research access to SLU School of Nursing students, faculty and staff; and the annual research conference and monthly research development programs offered by the school.

To discuss research access to the School of Nursing faculty, students or staff or possible collaborative research ventures, contact Norma Metheny, associate dean of research at 314-977-8941 or For assistance with other research issues, contact Yvonne McCool, grants development specialist for the Office of Nursing Research, at 314-977-8957.