Areas of Expertise
The School’s programs of research are concentrated in five areas:
Carolina Nursing faculty are known for their strong programs of research on the prevention and management of chronic illness. In 1994, the School established the Center for Research on Chronic Illness to promote and support faculty research on preventing and managing chronic illness. SON research focuses on a range of chronic conditions and includes people at all stages of life. Faculty are developing and testing interventions with infants, school age children, pregnant women, parents of toddlers, parents and their middle school age children, adults, and older adults. Studies address diabetes, cancer, cancer survivorship, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depressive symptoms, HIV/AIDS, and urinary incontinence among other conditions. The School has an Institutional National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research to support doctoral and post-doctoral fellows in the study of Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness.