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Office for Research Support

The UF College of Nursing’s Office for Research Support (ORS) provides services and resources to facilitate faculty and doctoral student research. Services include literature retrieval, assistance with grant applications, access to laboratory space and equipment, manuscript review and editing, and statistical consultation.


Director: Jennifer Elder, PhD, RN, FAAN , Associate Dean for Research
Office Manager: Laurie Rinfret, MA
Grants Specialist: Patti Jamison, BS 
Editor: Debra McDonald, MA
Statistician: Cynthia Garvan
Research Assistant: Madison Smith

Contact the ORS

Physical Address

Room 2201
Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy Complex (HPNP)

Mailing Address

Office for Research Support
University of Florida , College of Nursing
Box 100197 , HSC
Gainesville FL 32610-0197

Shipping Address

Office for Research Support
UF College of Nursing
1225 Center Drive
HPNP Complex, Rm. 2207
Gainesville , FL 32610

Phone, Fax, and E-mail

Phone: (352) 273-6321
Fax: (352) 273-6573
Laurie Rinfret