Our Faculty Make a Difference
Anna M. McDaniel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Developing and testing interactive technology solutions for health behavior change.
Dr. McDaniel’s research has been characterized by the innovative use of information technology to enhance decision-making by clinicians and to promote positive health care behaviors. Her research focuses on cancer control, from prevention (tobacco prevention and cessation) through survivorship (symptom management). She is nationally recognized for pioneering the use of video gaming technologies for health promotion among youth. Her current research tests the use of an automated telephone system to support people attempting to quit smoking.
Victoria Champion, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named associate director of population science at the IU Simon Cancer Center. The goals of a population science program are to reduce the morbidity (rate of incidence) and mortality (death rate) of cancer.
At the Center for Research and Scholarship, our mission is to support faculty in the development and conduct of research and scholarly activities that advance nursing science through expansion of external funding. The center staff is dedicated to the delivery of services to increase the development of faculty and scholarship.
We offer many activities to support this mission:
- Pre-award support services including research grant planning and development, budget preparation, statistical consultation, and grant submission;
- Post-award support services including facilitation of project start-up, and budget management assistance;
- Management of internal research funding process;
- Dissemination of faculty and student research accomplishments;
- Support of predoctoral and postdoctoral external grant submissions; and
- Collaboration with other School of Nursing centers and programs such as the Mary Margaret Walther Program and the Center for Enhancing the Quality of Life.
Additionally, scholarly seminars and workshops are held throughout the year. Consultation from senior nurse researchers, statisticians, editor, and staff is available during all phases of grant development from inception through funding as well as for implementation and grants management.
The Indiana University School of Nursing has a major research focus in the areas of behavioral oncology and quality of life in chronic illness. We have two centers directed toward supporting this effort: