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College of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at ArlingtonCollege of Nursing and Health Innovation | The University of Texas at Arlington


Touching Lives. Transforming Health Care.

About the Center for Research and Scholarship

In this section:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Research and Scholarship is to create a fertile environment for faculty to pursue research and scholarship and to provide research support to all faculty and students in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Contact Us

The Center is located in Room 506, Pickard Hall. Reach us by phone at 817-272-6734. Email us at

Leadership and Staff


Dr. P. FadelDr. Paul J. Fadel, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Dr. Fadel’s recent studies have focused on issues such as blood flow control in diabetic patients, the impact of physical inactivity on cardio-vascular health and mechanisms triggering sympathetic nervous system overactivity and hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease.  His work is supported by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health, among other agencies.

T. BriggsTwanda O. Briggs, M.A.
Director of Sponsored Programs

Ms. Briggs provides administrative and management oversight for the Center and pre-award and post-award activities for sponsored research projects.


M. AyimMisty L. Ayim, M.T.S.C., C.R.A.
Grants and Contracts Specialist III

Funding Opportunities, Proposal Development and Submission, New Awards/Programmatic Reporting, Prior Approval Requests

K. DoubravaKimberly Hodges Doubrava, A.S.
Administrative Assistant

Provides administrative and operational support for the Center staff and college research faculty related to research projects and scholarly activities.

Graduate Research Assistants

Ce Bian, Doctoral Student
Brandi Stephens, Master’s Student

To request research assistance from a GRA, please complete online form here.