Centers & Initiatives

Dr. Nicole Osier with her team at the BioBehavioral Lab

BioBehavioral Laboratory

The BioBehavioral Laboratory provides state-of-the art laboratory services for researchers. These services are available to faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. The laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment to do many kinds of testing: immunological, endocrine, as well as genetics.

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Cain Center for Nursing Research

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. It provide consultation services and administrative assistance for faculty and graduate students on research methods, statistical analysis, funding sources, grant submissions, and post-award budget management.

Elderly woman with a boy

Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care

The Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Long Term Care provides education and training to providers who work in long term care settings and lay learners interested in long term service and supports (LTSS). The partnership between the School of Nursing and the Health and Human Services Commission aims to share research based geriatric and disability best practices to improve the quality of care for all Texans in long term care.

IPE team

Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE)

The Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) leads The University of Texas at Austin’s efforts to transform health professions education by promoting innovative learning experiences, disseminating best practices, convening key health and education stakeholders, and championing impact-driven scholarship.

TCRSS Team

Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS)

The Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) was established through a National Institutes of Health grant in 2014. Its mission is to develop, test, and disseminate innovative self-management solutions to improve the health outcomes of people with chronic conditions.

Community Health Worker Institute

Community Health Worker (CHW) Institute

The mission of the CHW Institute is to engage, educate, employ, and empower Community Health Workers to meet the wellness needs for our communities. Our vision is that all communities within Central Texas have access to safe, affordable, culturally relevant health care and resources to live full, productive lives.

Critical Care Research

Critical Care Research

Critical Care Research (Danesh Lab) is an interdisciplinary research group focusing on clinical and health services research in critical illness. Our interdisciplinary research teams are collaborating on federally-funded and extramurally sponsored research projects. Our research group is contributing to innovation with ongoing work in clinical research, implementation science, and health care delivery.

Digital Heart Health

Digital Heart Health

At the Digital Heart Health, we explore a combination of digital tools to provide support for knowledge and behavior for heart failure self-care by older adults over 55 years living in the community. We study how digital tools can provide information and support behaviors for taking better care of your heart condition.

NightRest Study Research Team

NightRest Study

Nighttime agitation causes suffering for people with dementia, distresses caregivers, and often results in prescriptions for harmful antipsychotic medications. A sleep disorder, restless legs syndrome (RLS), may be causing nighttime agitation. The study will investigate if treatment of RLS with the FDA-approved medication, gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant®), improves sleep and reduces nighttime agitation, restless legs syndrome symptoms, and the use of antipsychotic medications.

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Nursing Facility Quality Review

Nursing Facility Quality Review will conduct a statewide measurement of the quality of care, quality of life, consumer satisfaction, and medication use in Texas Medicaid-certified nursing facilities. Nursing Facility Quality Review study funded by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

CHPR Conference

St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations

The Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations was established in 1999. In August of 2011, the St. David’s Foundation made a gift to the School of Nursing to create a permanent endowment to support the Center. In recognition of this gift, the Center was renamed the St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations. The mission of the center is to improve the health of underserved people through applied research.