Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Lower Level | 1700 SW College Ave. | Topeka, KS 66621-0001 | FAX: 785.670.1048
Mari Tucker, Director | 785.670.1224Email Mari Tucker
Stacey Harden, Accountant | 785.670.2348Email Stacey Harden
Tara Gregg, Sponsored Projects Specialist| 785.670.2040Email Tara Gregg
The Office of Sponsored Projects promotes and facilitates the acquisition of external funding to support Washburn University programs, projects and related activities. The Office of Sponsored Projects provides resources and assistance to faculty, staff and administrators to foster project ideas, locate funding opportunities, strengthen grant writing and research skills, develop grant proposals, and to comply with applicable approval and compliance requirements.
To achieve this mission, the Office of Sponsored Projects is committed to the following responsibilities:
Washburn School of Nursing was recently awarded a grant from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Washburn was one of 16 institutions selected, via a competitive grant process, for an award. The Classroom to Community: Implementing Patient-Centered Care in Public Housing (CCIPCPH) project will transform nurse practitioner (NP) education, using an interprofessional curricular model, to create a cutting-edge, health care initiative for medically underserved members of Topeka, KS. The Washburn University School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program will serve as the lead professional program on this project. In Phase 1 of the project, an interprofessional curriculum will be developed in conjunction with Washburn's School of Business and the Department of Communication. This curriculum will emphasize key concepts such as entrepreneurship, leadership, sustainability, community partnerships, and population health. During Phase 2 of the project, select students will apply classroom learning to a real world setting by participating in the development, implementation and assessment of a patient-centered medical clinic located at the Topeka Housing Authority (THA) - Pine Ridge Manor family housing. Pine Ridge is THA’s largest and oldest public housing community. The CCIPCPH project will create a dynamic partnership to apply an innovative education model, comprised of classroom and clinical learning, to improve the health and welfare of families and individuals who reside at Pine Ridge. The THA currently hosts a holistic, community-based clinic at Pine Ridge, which is operated by contracted, community-based care providers. The innovative CCIPCPH project will bring primary care services to the Pine Ridge clinic, which will serve as a dedicated training site for WU DNP students.