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Interprofessional Research Resources

  • Professional Resources Team Members
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council
  • Health Sciences Center Library
  • Center for Nursing Research
  • Educational Offerings
  • Journal Clubs
  • The Colorado Model
  • Research & EBP Newsletters
  • Practice Outcomes Research Manual
  • Nursing Research Secrets

Professional Resources Department Team Members

The Professional Resources Department, within the Patient Services Division, supports nurses and other health care professionals in research and evidence-based activities.

There is now a nationwide focus on inter-professional team projects that involve evidence-based practices and benchmarking. Professional Resources not only mentors staff to improve research and evidence-based practice, but also participates in multi-site projects with other institutions and professional organizations. Clinical staff are encouraged to become familiar with national initiatives published by specialty groups and institutes.

Who are the interprofessional research resources in Professional Resources?

  • Director of Professional Resources. The director provides oversight for research activity conducted in conjunction with the Patient Services Division and the Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council. The director serves on committees external to the department, acting as liaison to the larger health sciences research enterprise of the University of Colorado Denver.
    JoAnn DelMonte, RN-BC, MSN
  • Research Nurse Scientists. The research nurse scientists are doctorally prepared clinical nurse experts who help staff to define and develop projects and negotiate institutional requirements for conducting research. The research nurse scientists coordinate support services needed for individual project completion.
    Bonnie Adrian, PhD, RN
    Kathleen Flarity, DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN
    Melanie Sandoval, PhD, RN
    Cara Spencer, PhD, FNP-BC, RN
  • Professional Research Assistant. Professional Research Assistant provides specific data collection and management services on request. To access the services of the assistant, you must contact the research nurse scientists or director with an outline of your needs.
    Mary Mancuso, MA
  • Advanced Statistical Support Personnel. The Department of Patient Services consults with experienced statisticians at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center who are available to support data analysis. These experts can be accessed through consultation with the research nurse scientists or director.

Research Nurse Scientists

Bonnie Adrian
Kathleen Flarity

Bonnie Adrian, PhD, RN     

Kathleen Flarity, DNP, PhD, CEN, CFRN, FAEN

Melanie Sandoval Cara Spencer

Melanie Sandoval, PhD, RN, ACNP

Cara Spencer, PhD, FNP-BC, RN


Empirical Outcomes

Additional Resources

Health Sciences Library on the Anschutz Medical Campus

Health Sciences Library offers a full complement of classes on use of the Internet, online searches for literature, as well as a fully stocked media center.

Center for Nursing Research

The Center for Nursing Research, located in the University of Colorado School of Nursing, has formal research facilities, space and support. Staff members of the Center are available for consultation through the research nurse scientist or director.


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