School of Nursing

Clinical and Translational Science

Our research in clinical and translational science takes observations of interventions, treatments and takes that knowledge toward improving patient outcomes and improving quality of life for people living with the disease or a chronic condition. The newly acquired knowledge from our research is disseminated through our publications and evidence-based practice.

Our School of Nursing is a leader and innovator in the area of evidence-based practice with copyrighted resources, such as the STAR Model that impart methods for putting knowledge into practice. This model, among other evidence-based safety and quality rating systems, are resources that the School of Nursing has developed and shared with nursing education across the country, systems of care and health care providers.

Topics addressed in our research include:

  • Exercise training in cancer survivors
  • Effects of exercise on prostate cancer
  • Maternal feeding perceptions and symptoms in infants with prenatal opioid exposure
  • Social determinants of health in a rural area after a natural disaster
  • Expansion of implementation research in Texas
  • Adoption of Star Model of Knowledge Transformation
  • Evidence-Based Practice and Extension to Interprofessional Practice and Education