Research Services Staff

Vickie TencerVickie Tencer

Research and Grants Manager

Contact: (502)852-3660 •

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 Office of Nursing Research (ONR) 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.

Majduleen Abu FashehMajduleen Abu Fasheh

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact:

Majduleen Abu Fasheh is an international student from Jordan in her first year of the MSN to Ph.D. program. Majduleen has a master’s degree in nursing with a concentration on cancer. She has two years of clinical experience in medical, surgical, and COVID patients. She is a certified registered nurse in the United States. She is presently working as a graduate research assistant and focusing on cancer pain management.

Ahmad AlshurmanAhmad Alshurman

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact:

Ahmad Alshurman is an international student from Jordan. He is a Ph.D. student at the University of Louisville, from BSN to Ph.D. He received his undergraduate in nursing from Jordan University of Science and Technology and a master's degree in health services management (MBA) from Yarmouk University. He has been working as a nurse in the burn ICU and a nursing manager in a rehabilitation facility for severely disabled people. He is a member of the American Nurses Association. His research interest is in patient safety and health policy. Currently, Ahmad works as a graduate research assistant at the University of Louisville.

  Tolu OlajuyigbeTolu Olajuyigbe

Graduate Research Assistant | Contact:

Tolu is in her second year of the BSN to PhD program. Her research focus is on global health disparities and improving the quality of life of individuals with chronic diseases. More specifically, she is interested in assessing the factors that impact the well-being of children and adolescents living with sickle-cell disease. In addition to being a Graduate Research Assistant, Tolu works as a Volunteer Nurse at the Family Community Clinic. And she is a member of KYANNA, the local chapter of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS).