Office of Scholarship and Research Development (OSR)
Faculty and Staff

The mission of the Columbia University School of Nursing Office of Scholarship & Research Development (OSR) is to support, promote, and expand the scholarly and research capacity of the School’s faculty members and pre- and post-doctoral students. The goals are to facilitate research activities, maximize the success of applications for external funding, and promote scholarly productivity in research, publications, and other means of disseminating scholarly work. This includes:

  • Support for professional development
  • Support for sponsored projects, grants, and research preparation
  • Writing assistance
  • Statistical assistance
  • Database management and analysis
  • Support for dissemination of scholarly work including manuscripts, abstracts, and posters
  • Tracking of research progress and scholarly work

To submit a request for OSR Services, please complete the OSR Service Request Form and e-mail it to

Office of Scholarship & Research Development Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean for Research

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
617 West 168th Street, Room 330
Dr. Larson provides input regarding study conceptualization and design, assists faculty in identifying researchable and potentially fundable topics, critically reviews and provides input regarding study prospectus and proposal drafts, and assists with identifying resource needs for inclusion in the school’s budget. Dr. Larson is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections (CIRI).


Director, Office of Scholarship & Research Development

Kristine M. Kulage, MA
Centralized E-mail:
617 West 168th Street, Room 333
(212) 305-5495
Ms. Kulage oversees the daily operations of the Office, providing assistance to faculty and pre- and post-doctoral students in a wide range of activities related to their scholarly and research endeavors. Some of the OSR services include arranging mock reviews; grant, manuscript, and abstract formatting and editing; poster creation; graphics, charts, and graphs; literature reviews, Endnote support, and IRB assistance. The scope of the OSR services is reflected in the OSR Service Request Form. The OSR also offers writing workshops and coordinates monthly Reach for Research Excellence (REX) Group Seminars. Ms. Kulage also serves as Co-Editor of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Magazine.


Haomiao Jia, PhD
617 West 168th Street, Room 354
Dr. Jia provides statistical assistance to faculty and doctoral students to assist with research projects and grant applications. Dr. Jia can be contacted directly via e-mail for an appointment to engage him in consultation or collaboration for research. Doctoral students must secure permission of their advisor prior to meeting with Dr. Jia.

Christie Jeon, ScD

Data Analyst

Jianfang Liu, Ph.D.
617 West 168th Street, Room 355
(212) 305-9784
Dr. Liu’s affiliation with the OSR includes assisting faculty, fellows, and graduate students with database management and analysis. This includes ensuring data safety and integrity, validating and modeling data, smooth running of research project databases, and analysis of information using statistical methods to recognize patterns in data.


617 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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