We develop and advance scholarship, research and initiatives to promote health, prevent disease and eradicate health disparities.

Our students and faculty research on an extraordinarily diverse set of topics, including patient safety, chronic illness, integrative health and self-management, interprofessional education, and biomarker discovery. They lead community-based health research initiatives, direct transdisciplinary research collaborations and spearhead nationwide multi-partner projects.

Their findings influence the future of health care delivery, patient care and nursing practices.

Office of Research, Scholarship and Innovation

The Office of Research, Scholarship and Innovation is dedicated to provide resources, opportunities and community for nurse scientists through:

  • Creating a collaborative, productive research and scholarship environment that fosters rapid discovery, dissemination and implementation
  • Providing innovative solutions that promote health, prevent disease and eradicate health disparities
  • Integrating research into the fabric of nursing education to stimulate curiosity, problem solving and discovery earlier in the nursing education process
  • Creating a culture of collaboration across specialties and priorities within the School of Nursing to prepare for a rapidly changing research environment

In addition to supporting nurse scientists with administrative resources, hosting workshops and facilitating mentoring opportunities for researchers, the office is home to the Biobehavioral Research Laboratory and the Langston Center for Innovation in Quality and Safety.

Research News

a young girl uses an inhaler

June 18, 2024

Asthma clinic innovates with video-based education to improve patient outcomes

A team of interdisciplinary researchers at the VCU Health Asthma Clinic tackles high asthma rates in Richmond with a new patient education tool.

a DECK study participants talks with a nurse practitioner to review forms and educational materials

May 23, 2024

New study tackles chronic kidney disease in the East End community

Affiliate nurse researcher is conducting a community-based kidney disease study

a young woman stands alone while passersby move around her in a blur

May 21, 2024

Nursing researchers identify ways to help yourself and others feeling alone

A 2023 advisory from the U.S. Surgeon General reveals how loneliness can be connected to several serious medical conditions