Nursing Research & Scholarship



Faculty Administrative Position

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    Andres Azuero PhD, MBA, Program Director 2016 -

    Dr. Azuero's focus is on the design, management, and analysis of clinical trials and health interventions, and the use of statistical and machine learning techniques for modeling personalized treatment response and observational data. He specializes in a broad spectrum of classical statistical and machine learning techniques. He collaborates in several research projects within and outside UAB.

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    Frank Wiser MPA, CPE, Director 2017 -

    Mr. Wiser has been involed in grants and contracts administration in both university and nonprofit settings for 19 years. He is well respected within the School of Nursing and at the instiutional level for his research administration prowess. Mr. Wiser has helped develop a model grant and contract office within the school of nursing's office of research and scholarship to directly support faculty research, education and training, clinical practice, and scholarship endeavors.

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    Rita Jablonski PhD, CRNP, FGSA, FAAN, Director 2019 -

    Dr. Rita Jablonski’s internationally-renowned program of research is focused on improving the lives of older adults, especially those with dementia who reside in nursing homes. Her most recent studies have tested interventions that improve oral hygiene for persons with dementia who resist care. The strategies for reducing threat perception using dementia-centric communication strategies are congruent with the principles of person-centered care and nursing home culture change initiatives.

  • Non-academic Position

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    Lauren Antia, Program Manager II 1999 -

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    Lisa Knighting, Program Manager II 2007 -

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    Sheila Wallace, Program Manager II 2002 -

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