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College of Nursing

Center for Research and Nursing Scholarship Personnel

Meet and Greet Your CRNS Personnel

Contact a CRNS consultant or RA via e-mail by clicking on one of the names below.

CRNS Consultants

Oliwier DziadkowiecOliwier Dziadkowiec, PhD, Director of the Center for Research and Nursing Scholarship, oversees the functions of the CRNS, supervising the research assistants and coordinating the activities of the computer laboratory. Dr. Dziadkowiec assists with data analysis/interpretation and provides guidance to students and faculty in statistical/research design.
Sarah SchmiegeSarah Schmiege, PhD, College of Nursing Statistician, provides individual consultation on faculty research projects and grants. Dr. Schmiege has extensive experience evaluating data from randomized controlled trials, including the data complexities that frequently arise in such trials (e.g., missing data, fidelity/adherence problems, and longitudinal data collection/analysis). She excels in multilevel-model analysis, psychometric analysis, mediational analysis, and structural equation modeling.

CRNS Research Assistants, Fall 2014

Tiffany CallahanTiffany Callahan--Tiffany is from Park City, Utah. She completed her undergrad study at the University of New Mexico, where she skied at the NCAA level; skiing and rock-climbing continue to be among her primary hobbies, and she enjoys brewing beer, as well. At present, Tiffany is a first-year MPH student, focusing on Applied Biostatistics. Subsequently, her appreciation of stats/methodology will propel her to a PhD in Health Informatics, and ultimately, that degree will usher in a long life in academics/public health, where she will implement and adapt empirically supported treatments in community-based settings.



maria_crns ra.pngMaria Butler--Maria is from the East Side of Detroit, Michigan. (A quick note: even though the protagonist of the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" claims to have been "born and raised in South Detroit," Detroit is and always has been an east/west-oriented city, with the de facto boundary line being 8 Mile Road.) Majoring in Biology as an undergraduate showed Maria that she liked doing research; her internship abroad in Turkey (Uludag University) heightened her cultural sensitivity and opened up new possibilities; her mother's career as a social worker inclined her toward community-mindedness. Now, Maria has elegantly integrated all of those formative elements--she's at the CU School of Public Health, focusing on Epidemiology. Extracurricular interest-wise, Maria played soccer at Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI, and she enjoys snowboarding. How did Maria come to be at AMC? Her sister attended CSU--she has family in Boulder--and frequent visits to the area made her want to stay. We are glad she did.