The SMART Center is a National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health-funded Center of Excellence to build the Science of Self-Management.
The SMART center engages in interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships to develop and support programs of research regarding self-management of health and illnesses.
A recent focus of the SMART Center is to expand knowledge related to the brain-behavior connections associated with self-management (P30 NR015326, 2014-2019). View the Abstract.
Aims of the SMART Center
- Expand knowledge related to self-management through interdisciplinary investigations of self-management
- Expand the number of research projects aimed at improving our scientific understanding of the brain-behavior connections specific to self-management of health and illness
- Increase the number of investigators conducting research targeted at the brain-behavior connections specific to self-management of health and illness
- Serve as a national leader in research and dissemination of research findings to the scientific communities
The above cores provide resources for researchers in the self-management field and coordinate their efforts to advance the science of self-management. In addition, a series of Pilot Studies are funded by the SMART Center.