Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute

Dedicated to Evidence-Based Practice

The Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Evidence Based Practice is an endowed research and training institute to promote implementation of evidence into clinical practice. Established in 1998 with the generous endowment by Sarah Cole Hirsh, the center focuses on annul training and research in EBP for graduate students, leaders, and current clinicians. In close collaboration with the Quality Safety Education for Nurses Institute, the center’s key objective is to increase implementation of EBP guidelines and promote quality, safety and reduce cost in care.

EBP Information
The ACA and People with HIV: Video Profiles from the Field
Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act: Promises, Provisions, and Making Reform a Reality for Diverse Patients

EBP Publications
Estrada, N. (2009). Exploring perceptions of a learning organization by RNs and relationship to EBP beliefs and implementation in the acute care setting.Worldviews on Evidenceā€Based Nursing, 6(4), 200-209.

Melnyk, B. M. (2014). New Evidence-Based Practice Competencies for Practicing Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses: From Development to Real World Implementation.

Slomka, J. (2015). How do persons living with HIV and other chronic conditions perceive palliative care? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 47(2), 463.

Webel, A. R., Sattar, A., Longnecker, C., Schreiner, N., Josephson, R. (2015). The relationship between lifestyle factors and cardiovascular disease risk in HIV+ adults. Circulation, 131, AP232-AP232.

Doctors and nurses learn together in order to provide better patient care. Thoughts from University of Virginia nursing student Tomaris Smith (BSN '13) about interprofessional education at the UVA School of Nursing (above)

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Joachim Voss.


Joachim G. Voss

Rachel Grdina.

Administrative Assistant:

Rachel Grdina

Scott Emory Moore

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Scott Emory Moore, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

PhD Students:

Karen Guza

Deniece Jukiewicz

Julie Schexnayder

Maria Visuja