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Joanna Briggs Collaboration

Joanna Briggs Institute Collaboration

CSR Train the Trainer - July 16-19, 2018 - School of Nursing
at the University of Mississippi Medical Center


UMMC SON Evidence-Based Practice and Research Team: A Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliate Group


The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) School of Nursing Evidence-Based Practice and Research Team, an Affiliated Group of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia, is located within the UMMC School of Nursing. The Affiliated Group promotes the mission of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and engages both academic and practice associates in evidence generation, synthesis, transfer, and utilization.


The UMMC Affiliated Group began these national and international partnerships in 2015 to provide access to robust, evidence-based practice and research tools for faculty, students, and community partners. The UMMC Affiliated Group provides an opportunity for vibrant, collaborative learning and research by faculty and students through interaction with real world, health-care practice problems.

The School of Nursing is affiliated with more than 200 hospitals, community-health centers, health departments, mental-health facilities, private-practice clinics, community clinics, and schools, offering students extensive opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration in clinical practice and research. All educational programs offered at the UMMC School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


The UMMC Affiliated Group contributes to the production of valid Systematic Reviews through its faculty scholars and DNP students, as well as scholars in the practice community. The existing relationships with our practice partners build awareness of the Joanna Briggs products and services within the UMMC Affiliated Group community of interest. An established history of online graduate program offerings expands the potential reach of the UMMC Affiliate Group beyond geographic boundaries. 

The UMMC Affiliated Group also collaborates with our clinical partners through an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fellowship that brings together nurses from various practice sites to learn technique to infuse evidence-based practice into their own settings. During the Fellowship, each EBP Fellow selects a project designed to solve a clinical problem or question in his or her institution. This Fellowship furthers the work of the UMMC Affiliated Group by facilitating evidence-based practice and research in the practice setting.

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

Joanna Briggs Institute website

JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

Convener and deputy directors

  • Robin Christian, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
    Associate Professor
    UMMC School of Nursing
    (601) 984-6253
  • Kim W. Hoover, PhD, RN
    Dean and Professor
    UMMC School of Nursing
    (601) 984-6220
  • Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN-CPN
    Assistant Professor
    Director, DNP Program
    UMMC School of Nursing
    (601) 815-4161