About Us

Office for Research and Scholarship

UF nurse researchers, supported by grants from federal and private foundations, are addressing the most pressing challenges facing today’s health care environment.  The Office for Research Support (ORS) exists to facilitate innovative research and scholarship conducted by CON Faculty, Students, and Staff through the provision of support services; these services include literature searches, assistance with grant applications, access to laboratory space and equipment, manuscript review and editing, and statistical consultation. The Office is a also repository for information on internal and external funding sources/resources, including funding opportunity announcements, guidelines, and forms, and works closely with the UF Division of Sponsored Programs to prepare grant application submissions (pre award) and administer grants post award.  Please feel free to contact the ORS with any questions related to Nursing Research and Scholarship.


Director: Dr. Michael Weaver, Associate Dean for Research
Office Manager: Laurie Rinfret, MA
Senior Grants Specialist: Patti Jamison, BS 
Grants Specialist: Patty Youngblood, AS
Editor: Debra McDonald, MA

Statistical Support is also available via this form

Contact the ORS

Physical Address

Room 2201 Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy Complex (HPNP)

Mailing Address

Office for Research and Scholarship, University of Florida , College of Nursing Box 100197, HSC Gainesville FL 32610-0197

Shipping Address

Office for Research and Scholarship, UF College of Nursing, 1225 Center Drive, HPNP Complex, Rm. 2207, Gainesville , FL 32610

Phone, Fax, and E-mail

Phone: (352) 273-6321

Fax: (352) 273-6573

Laurie Rinfret