Our Faculty Make a Difference
Janet Carpenter, PhD, MSN
Improving quality of life for breast cancer survivors
Breast cancer patients suffer from hot flashes, profuse sweating, night sweats, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and mood disturbances. These side effects are debilitating, as the cancer and its' treatments significantly impact a patient's quality of life. Janet Carpenter is investigating ways to alleviate hot flashes by understanding their impact on patients, their physiological causes and the effects of behavior adaptation and meditation on their treatment. See profile for more information about Janet Carpenter.
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: