“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” — Albert Einstein
Research is critical to the economic and social development of a society. It is the very core of a university. It is translating what we learn from research into the educational curriculum for students that fosters and promotes the growth of new discoveries and new knowledge development. Good research, and there are many types of research, is a blending of science, technology, and innovation. It is the ability to ask and question the unthinkable and then seeing that query turn into reality with impactful outcomes. Research is the foundation for knowledge that makes possible so much of the innovation and application of it. This process of research and application has benefited the world for centuries especially in the health and biomedical science arenas. Even if research does not completely satisfy the original question being posed by the researcher, the effort and processes of that research add to the global knowledge and provide the source for new ideas, modified techniques, and new disciplinary or multidisciplinary research initiatives.
As one of the newest universities in the state of Florida, the faculty and administrators at Larkin University are committed to engaging and supporting high-quality research for our faculty and students. We are dedicated to a research agenda that includes both qualitative and quantitative research within the context of the needs of a global society. Our faculty have developed, and are continuing to expand, their partnerships with academic institutions and research centers throughout the world. In addition to these partnerships and affiliations, Larkin University has a strong research environment with its affiliated hospitals, clinical training sites, and community partners. Interprofessional research opportunities for students are integrated throughout our graduate programs of study. I invite you to review the vast experience in research of our faculty and administrators.
“A scientist can be productive in various ways. One is having the ability to plan and carry out experiments, but the other is having the ability to formulate new ideas, which can be about what experiments can be carried out….by making the proper calculations. Individual scientists who are successful in their work are successful for different reasons.” Linus Pauling
Dr. Cecilia Rokusek
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs