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Columbia University President's Global Innovation Fund

In May 2014, Columbia Nursing received its first President's Global Innovation Fund titled "Global Nursing Research Development Initiative."  The principal investigators, Drs. Jennifer Dohrn and Elaine Larson, received funding for three years to conduct this project in collaboration with the Columbia Global Centers in Nairobi and Amman and nurse and midwifery leaders in both the Southern and Eastern African and Eastern Mediterranean regions.  The goals of the project were to: (1) Establish cross-regional core working groups and a database of nurse and midwifery leaders involved in research and program evaluation; (2) Plan and convene a Research Summit to: a) identify regional gaps in knowledge and priorities for nursing research and mentorship; b) recommend strategies that address these gaps; c) develop a mentorship plan with access to a pool of regional and global nurse research experts; and d) disseminate recommended strategies with a mentorship approach to pave the way for sustainability and replication.  See the summary reports from the Research Summits in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2015 and in Amman, Jordan, in 2016 on the right-hand side under Documents.


Selected Publications Resulting from Columbia Nursing's Global Collaborations:


Sun, C., & Larson, E. (2015). Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in African countries: A Scoping Review.

International Journal of Nursing Studies. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.01.012


Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Klopper, H. C., Malata, G., Omoni, G., & Larson, E. (2015). Clinical Nursing and

Midwifery Research Priorities in Eastern and Southern African Countries: Results from a

Delphi Survey. Nursing Research. Nov-Dec; 64(6): 466-75. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000126


Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Omoni, G., Malata, G., Klopper, H. C., & Larson, E. (2016). Clinical Nursing and

Midwifery Research in Southern and Eastern African Countries: A Grey Literature Review. Nursing Review.

Mar; 63(1): 104-10. doi: 10.1111/inr.12231


Sun, C., Jia, H. & Larson, E. (2016). Predictors of Southern and Eastern African Clinical Nursing and

Midwifery Research. Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health.  2: e1270. doi:



Alhusaini, M., Sun, C., Larson E. (2016). Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research in Middle

Eastern and North African Countries: A Scoping Review. Journal of Health Specialties.



Sun, C., Yu-hui Ferng, Gombachika, B., Wakasiaka, S., Misore, J., Cato, K., Omoni, G., Klopper,

H., Malata, A., Dohrn, J., Larson, E. (2017). Increasing Human Resource Capacity in African Countries:

A Nursing and Midwifery Research Summit. International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences. 6:8 -13


Sun, C., Dohrn, J., Oweis, A. Huijer Abu-Saad, H., Abu-Moghli, F., Dawani, H., Ghazi, C.,

Larson, E. (2017).  Delphi Survey of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities in the Eastern

Mediterranean Region. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 49(2): 223-235. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12280


Al Touby, S., Larson E., Noureddine, S., Alaweli, R., Al Nagshabandi, E., Abdel Aziz El Seesy, N.,

Fathy, N., Abubakar, F., Hussein Ibrahim, R. (2017). Building Evidence-Based Practice in Resource

Limited Settings: Exemplars of Success. Global Journal for Research Analysis.  Apr; 6(4): 715-719


Sun C., Dlamini P., Maimbolwa M., Changala Lukwesa Mukonka, C., Nyamakura, R., Omoni, G.,

Seboni N., Larson, E. (2017). Success Stories: Overcoming Barriers to Research in Southern and Eastern African

Countries. Clinical Nursing Research. 26(4): 399-418. doi: 10.1177/1054773817718935


Iribarren S, Stonbraker S, Larsen B, Santos I, Faria R4 Góes FSN, Binfa L, Larson E. (2018). Clinical Nursing       

and Midwifery Research in Latin American and Caribbean Countries: A Scoping Review. Int J Nurs Pract. 2018

Apr; 24(2):e12623. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12623.