Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice Institute for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice The Institute for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to improving the health of children through nursing research and evidence-based practice. It embraces innovation, exploration, interdisciplinary collaboration, and translation into practice. The institute is led by Deborah Martin, MSN, RN, CNML, Director of Performance, Practice and Innovation. Ms. Martin is supported by Nurse Scientist, Katherine Hinderer, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE, and Evidence-Based Practice Clinical Specialist, Beth A. Wentland, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN. The Institute for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice has sponsored various nursing research grand rounds, infused evidence base practice into daily practice, encouraged an environment of inquiry and has created opportunities for nurses to participate in research and performance improvement projects. Through the Institute for Nursing Research, Nurses at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center may participate in a Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fellowship Program. This program promotes use of research findings and other evidence to guide nursing practice to improve patient quality and safety. As a result of this program, Nurses at Connecticut Children’s are actively participating in both regional and national conferences, have received prestigious grants for project implementation and have published manuscripts in many highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals. If you are interested in learning more about the Institute for Nursing Research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, please contact us at AskNursingResearch@connecticutchildrens.org.