Center for

Nursing Research


January 2024

  • Happy New Year!
  • Research Highlights
  • Did you know?
  • myResearch Portal
  • CNR Resources

Happy New Year!

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” —Göran Persson

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —William Shakespeare

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”—Walt Disney

Research Highlights

Sydney A. Axson, PhD, MPH, RN

Assistant Professor

As an SSRI faculty fellow, Dr. Axson will work with mentors Dr. Nikki Hill (College of Nursing) and Dr. Ling Rothrock (College of Engineering) to create an interdisciplinary environment in which to expand her research program. The goals of this fellowship are to 1) gain expertise in implementing eye-tracking methodology into clinical research settings with older adult participants and 2) leverage newly gained expertise to plan and launch a pilot study exploring the feasibility of utilizing mobile eye-tracking equipment to study informed consent with older adults. The penultimate goal of this line of inquiry is to increase informed consent's patient-centeredness, accessibility, and portability for specific populations of older adults, including those at risk for experiencing cognitive impairment.

Did You Know?

Activity Insight

You can easily "deposit" your publications into your Activity Insight. Follow the guidelines HERE. For more information about Activity Insight, please download the latest guidelines HERE

Proposal Preparation Support

NIH has podcasts about proposals: how to prepare, advice, and peer reviews. These topics and more can be found HERE


If you book your flight with Penn State's Travel OnLion you do not need to get comparison flights. However, you are permitted to purchase airfare using external sources but you will need to obtain a comparison fight if your funding source is Federally Funded, or Non-Federally Funded source and the cost is $1,000 or less. More information can be found HERE

myResearch Portal

To help manage your external award finances, please look into the myResearch Portal. For those of you with internal funding, you may need to coordinate with the finance office in the college that has that funding account. Feel free to reach out to the CNR with additional questions you may have.


Center for Nursing Research Office provides an organized infrastructure designed to support graduate research faculty and their interdisciplinary teams throughout the various stages of their projects, from preparing proposals and obtaining funding to disseminating results in peer-reviewed journals and at national and international conferences. If you have any questions use the resource list below.

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