Cain Center Services
The Cain Center for Nursing Research was opened in September 1995 for the purpose of strengthening the support services available to faculty for developing their research programs. Located on the 3rd floor of the Nursing building, the Cain Center provides below services to our faculty.
- Group grantwriting sessions, individual grantwriting consultation, mock study sections, and “think tanks” for faculty submitting research proposals for extramural funding.
- Support in preparation and submission of extramural faculty research and graduate student research training grant applications.
- Editing of faculty manuscripts and research proposals.
- Post-award fiscal management.
- Individual consultation in research methods and statistics.
- Individual consultation and group discussion to review summary statements from reviewers of previously submitted proposals.
- Assistance for faculty and students with obtaining Departmental Review Committee (DRC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for projects involving human subjects.
- Workshops on grant-related topics of interest for faculty.
- Notification of research funding opportunities.
Cain Center Lab
The Cain Center Lab has supported the research efforts of faculty and graduate students at the School of Nursing as well as the wider community for several decades. Our hardware includes PCs loaded with statistical software, a qualitative software program, a printer, and a scanner. Our friendly and experienced lab assistants are on hand to help you in many ways. Please refer to the Cain Center for Nursing Research Lab Policies and Procedures for detailed information.
Watch the recording of Dr. Shelli Kesler’s, Associate Professor and Director of Statistical Services, January 12, 2022, presentation on Preparing Data for Statistical Analysis.
School of Nursing Research Committee
- Is available to provide feedback on Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposals from School of Nursing constituents (e.g., faculty, research scientists, enrolled students) during the planning phase prior to submission to the Institutional Review Board.
- Can advise early-stage professional-track and tenure-track faculty on human subjects’ research design and quality improvement.
- Advises the faculty and administrators concerning research-related policies and guidelines for the School of Nursing.
- Provides general information to students and faculty relative to the University’s human subjects’ protection review and approval process.
Below are important links to IRB resources:
- The UT Research Management Suite is the online system for managing IRB processes, including investigator submissions.
- For a helpful guide, please view the UT Research Management Suite - IRB Module Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
- You can sign up to receive an IRB newsletter with IRB updates. Click here to sign up for the UT Research Management Suite Project newsletter.
- The IRB office holds open office hours, times and days may vary – please refer to the IRB website for more information.
Cain Center: Staff
Sharon Horner, PhD
Office: NUR 3.102H
Heather Becker, PhD
Office: NUR 3.102N
John Bellquist, PhD
Kimberly Dukes, BA
Administrative Assistant, Budget Analyst
Office: NUR 3.102
Shelli Kesler, PhD
Director of Statistical Services
Karen Michlik, BSocSc
Administrative Asst, Procurement & Purchasing Services
Cindy Taylor, MSIS
Sr. Grants & Contracts Specialist
Elizabeth Vanderwater, PhD
Research Development Officer