Research Services Staff

Research Services Staff

Vickie TencerVickie Tencer

Research Manager

Contact: (502)852-3660 • vickie.tencer@louisville.edu

Vickie Tencer oversees the operations of the Research Office for the School of Nursing. She assists faculty in all phases of proposal preparation and submission as well as award establishment. She maintains the research office database, reviews the Research Office monthly financials, and provides faculty with monthly reports on their respective financial awards. Ms. Tencer also trains, supervises, directs and evaluates the activities of the Graduate Research Assistants. She oversees the preparation and production of the school’s Research Newsletter.

Tariq Al-DwaikatTariq Al-Dwaikat

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: tnaldw01@louisville.edu

Tariq Al-Dwaikat is a nursing PhD candidate expecting to graduate in Fall 2017. His research interests are studying the social determinants of the outcomes of diabetes. Tariq creates posters for presentations, performs literature searchs, assists faculty with data collection and interviewing, enters data using SPSS and Excel, analyzes statistical data, and assists in IRB submissions.

Taghreed SalamehTaghreed Salameh

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: tnsala02@louisville.edu

Taghreed Salameh is a nursing PhD student and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Louisville who expects to graduate June 2018. Her research interest include family-centered care, maternal involvement in the NICU, maternal psychological adaptations, and newborns outcomes. Taghreed assists with literature review, poster preparation, and manuscript editing, as well as data entry, management, and analysis using SPSS. Taghreed also helps maintain and update display cases for faculty publications and awards.

Joshua Capps

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: jicapp01@louisville.edu

I am a third year student in the BSN-PhD Program, currently studying health literacy, acculturation, and childhood obesity in Latino immigrant populations, with an expected graduation date of Spring 2018. I am fluent in Spanish and have extensive experience with data collection, research participant interviews, IRB submission, data entry, and poster design.

Adam BoothAdam Booth

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: atboot01@louisville.edu

Adam Booth is a PhD candidate in the BSN - PhD program, expecting to graduate Spring 2018. His research interests are moral distress among ICU nurses and families of dying patients. Adam assists with literature reviews, data entry, manuscript formatting, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Newsletter.

Jade MontanezJade Montanez

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact:

My expected graduation date is Fall 2019. Research interests: social determinants of health and nursing education. GRA experience: literature reviews and poster design.

Elizabeth SmigielskiElizabeth Smigielski

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: emsmig01@louisville.edu

Elizabeth Smigielski left a career in medical librarianship to pursue nursing. She is enrolled in the Master’s Entry to Professional Nursing program (MEPN). She is well acquainted with literature searching, EndNote, and teaching evidence based practice. Her nursing interests are intentionally undecided, but she is interested in pediatrics and infectious diseases.

C. Jonathan Luttrell

C. Jonathan Luttrell

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: cjlutt01@louisville.edu

John Luttrell is a student in the BSN-PhD program expecting to graduate in spring 2019. His research areas of interest are currently undecided, but he is interested in patient education, traumatic brain injury, and end of life decision-making. John currently assists with data entry and literature searches, but is interested in assisting with and gaining experience with applied statistics.

Melissa Amroatkar

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact: mfgorh01@louisville.edu

My expected graduation date is Spring 2019. Areas of interest are: cardiac rehabilitation, self-efficacy, secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, and affordable healthcare. GRA experience is: data entry and poster design.