Office for Nursing Research

Student researcher in labThe Office for Nursing Research (ONR) supports the UW School of Nursing’s research mission to advance nursing science. UW is among the top ranked Schools of Nursing in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with six centers of excellence and more than 185 active and pending research projects.

Learn about the history of research at UW School of Nursing.

Consultation services

Our consultants assist faculty researchers with statistics, research design and data analysis. Learn more.

Grant services

ONR provides grant application support for School of Nursing faculty, including holding research training sessions, providing information about preparing grant applications as well as finding funding opportunities. Learn more.

Laboratory services

ONR offers the use of our labs, expertise and testing services to researchers at the UW and across the United States. Learn more.

Research for lunch

The Office for Nursing Research hosts Research for Lunch as a venue for researchers to share their expertise and disseminate their research findings. All members of the UW and surrounding community are invited to attend. Learn more about upcoming topics.

Our team

For general inquiries, please email

Administration and grant services

JoAnne D. Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research
Sarah Zangrillo
Manager, ONR

Consultation services

Robert L. Burr, MSEE, PhD
Bioengineer, Research Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
Kevin Cain, PhD
Research & Biostatistical Consultant
Adrian Dobra, PhD
Associate Professor, Statistics
Ken Pike, PhD
Research consultant

Laboratory services

Ernie Tolentino
Research Scientist, Lab Manager