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Research - Scholarly Interest Groups

The College of Nursing Scholarly Interest Groups (SIGs) are comprised of faculty, students and staff who meet monthly and share an interest in a specific area of research. Group meetings are facilitated by the Office for Nursing Research. Formats vary and include journal discussions, writing critique, and proposal development. All are welcome to attend. Descriptions of the SIGs and meeting times are included below along with the current month's schedule.

  • Pain Journal Club

Facilitated by Barbara Rakel, this group will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month (beginning September 12, 2016) from 11:00 to 12:00 PM in 437 CNB to discuss current research and/or best practice articles on pain and its associated symptoms. For more information, please contact

  •   Writing Group

Facilitated by Janet Williams, this group meets from 3:00 - 4:00 PM on the 4th Monday of each month.  Please contact for more information.

  • Behavioral Oncology Research Group (BORG)

The Behavioral Oncology Research Group (BORG) is a group of researchers and clinicians from across colleges at The University of Iowa with interests  in behavioral interventions or outcomes in people with cancer.  Our interests include cancer prevention, symptom management, decision-making, psychological factors, social support, stress response, and more. We are a group of individuals looking to connect with other researchers and clinicians across campus for the purpose of collaboration, sharing drafts of our scholarly works, and refining ideas for future projects. Students and faculty from all areas are welcome.

Upcoming SIG meetings






Pain Journal Club

Barbara Rakel

Oct 10, 2016

11:00-12:00 PM

437 CNB

Pediatrics SIG

Susan Van Cleve

Oct 20, 2016

11:30-12:30 PM

437 CNB

Writing Group

Janet Williams

Sept 26, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

Nov 28, 2016

3:00-4:00 PM

437 CNB


Lindell Joseph

Oct 25, 2016

9:00 - 10:00 AM

437 CNB

Gero Interest Group

Kristine Williams

Sept 14, 2016

Oct 26, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

1:00-2:00 PM

435 CNB

Behavioral Oncology

Stephanie Gilbertson-White



 437 CNB

Other scholarly groups at the University of Iowa:

  • Pain Interest Group

    Organized through the Pain T32 through the College of Medicine, this group discusses topic that are more heavily focused on basic science, but also include research on humans as well. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00 AM in 2117 MERF on November 11, 2015, December 2, 2015, February 10, 2016, March 2, 2016, and March 9, 2016.

  • Work-in-Progress Group  This group meets on Fridays at 3:30 PM in Bowen Science Building, Gross Reading Room (2-322 BSB). Laboratories take turns presenting their work in progress. Presentations are scheduled for September 18, 2015, October 2, 2015, October 16, 2015, October 30, 2015, November 6, 2015, November 13, 2015, November 20, 2015, December 4, 2015, and December 18, 2015.