One of the priorities in the field of Nursing is enhancing public health. The School of Nursing at the University of Texas in Austin is one of two institutions in the country to receive a multimillion grant to build a new research center dedicated to advancing healthcare for individuals, families, and whole communities.
Thanks to a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Center for Trans-Disciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) is a giant step closer to completion. This new collaborative research center is designed to cater to 14 other specializations such as law, engineering, business, pharmacy, social work, medicine, education, and technology. The main goal of establishing this facility is to foster interdisciplinary research initiatives between Nursing and other professions and fields.
According to Miyong Kim, the director of the new research center and associate vice president for community health engagement at the university, Nursing plays an indispensable role in every facet of advancing healthcare. Nurses are the frontliners in patient care, so it is essential that collaborative research efforts in biomedicine have them at its core, as they interact with patients on a regular basis and are important in fostering self-management and rehabilitation during and after disease.
The center will succeed in bridging highly scientific and technical research from other specialized fields with the comprehensive nature of Nursing care, in that science will meld with well-being. The Dean of the School of Nursing, Alexa Stuifbergen, said that this generous 5-year grant will help bring scientific updates closer to clinical application through Nurse involvement.