Board Member Spotlight - Kelli Saucerman-Howard

Kelli Saucerman-Howard, DNP, RN
Vice-President of Patient Care Services/CNO

What advice would you give your younger self?

Be brave and challenge yourself, don't settle for status quo.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
One of my favorite vacation spots is Kauai because it has the most beautiful mountains and ocean scenery.


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Board Member Spotlight: Gideon Esuzor

LCDR Gideon Esuzor, MBA, MSN, RN
Defense Health Agency

 

What advice would you give your younger self?
Enjoy the journey and experience no matter the difficulties you encounter on your road to success. The difficult moments are character-building, so embrace them.


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NINR Releases 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

On May 6, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) announced the release of the new 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. To read more, visit: https://www.ninr.nih.gov/aboutninr/ninr-mission-and-strategic-plan.

Board Member Spotlight- Diane M Santa Maria

Diane M. Santa Maria, DRPH, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC,FSA-HM,FAAN
Associate Professor Department of Research



What advice would you give your younger self?

Hang on because it is going to be an unpredictable and exciting ride!

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Any alpine lake with great views and fresh air. I love the national parks.




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Congress Passes HR 2471, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022

Congress has passed H.R. 2471, which includes $180.862 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR); this number represents an increase of $5.905 million over the previous fiscal year.

To view the Nursing Community Coalition press release around H.R. 2471, please click here.

Board Member Spotlight: Dianne Morrison-Beedy

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

 


What advice would you give your younger self?
Early on in your career, create a balance between work and taking care of your health and your relationships. Make this your long-term habit. Realize that there are relatively few opportunities that are a "once in a lifetime" and even if you have to say "no" to something, it doesn't mean that another similar, or same, opportunity won't become available in your future. You do not have to say "YES" to everything right away and overwhelm your life. Lastly, remember the passion behind the start of your research and scholarship - it might be a patient, some challenge you or a loved one faced, or something that tugged at your heartstrings. Keep that front and center when times get tough and the work is dragging - remember WHY you chose this path and this focus!


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Current NINR Funding Opportunities

Current NINR Funding Opportunities

RFA-NR-22-002: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-22-002.html
RFA-NR-22-003: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-22-003.html
RFA-NR-22-001: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-22-001.html

These opportunities include "Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) of Care to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes Among Women Who Experience Persistent Disparities" and "Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)"

2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable March 3-4, 2022

Join the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) on March 3-4 for the 2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable (NNRR).

The virtual meeting, “From Context to Care: Understanding the Convergence of Social Factors and Emergency Department Care,” will bring together individuals representing nursing organizations — spanning science, education, and practice — to discuss and disseminate research findings relevant to nursing science and practice to improve client outcomes. For practice to benefit from research, findings must be disseminated to, and used by, practitioners and educators.

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Community Engagement Key to Fostering Robust Results

This is a sponsored blog post by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.

Above: Nurse researcher Siobhan McMahon practices a balance-challenging exercise (heel-toe walking) with participants in the Ready Steady study.

Behavior change doesn’t happen in the hospital or in the clinic. It happens in people’s lives, in their homes, neighborhoods and communities.



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NIH Matilda White Riley Honors Early-Stage Investigator Paper Competition Now Open

Submissions are open for the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) Early-Stage Investigator (ESI) Paper Competition awards. They recognize emerging scientists whose research reflects Dr. Matilda White Riley’s vision of research excellence in health-related behavioral and social sciences.

Submission deadline is January 31, 2022.

Learn more here

Board Member Spotlight: Cyrus Batheja

Cyrus Batheja, EdD, MBA, BSN, PHN, RN
United Healthcare

 


What advice would you give your younger self?
Be patient, all good things take time.


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Save the Date for the 2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable

Save the Date for the 2022 National Nursing Research Roundtable:

From Context to Care: Understanding the Convergence of Social Factors and Emergency Department Care
Thursday, March 3, 2022 – Keynote Address
Friday, March 4, 2022 – Roundtable Discussion

Learn more here.

NINR Will Host Climate Change and Health Webinar Series

On December 17, 2021 at 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (ET), NINR will host “Notes from the Field: Pivoting a Research Program to Climate Change,” part of the NIH Climate Change and Health Webinar Series.

Speakers 

  • Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, NINR Director
  • Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN, Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Read more and register here.

NIH-wide Climate Change and Health Concept - Special Open Session of National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council

On November 29, 2021, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences held a special National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting to consider an NIH-wide Climate Change and Health Concept. 

The proposals were as follows:

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NIH Listening Sessions to Inform Efforts on Achieving Racial Equity

NIH is holding a series of listening sessions from December 2021 - February 2022 to learn from external stakeholders about the full range of issues and challenges in advancing racial and ethnic equity in the biomedical research enterprise.

Learn more and register here

NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Virtual Event is This Week

Join the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research virtually on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET each day, for the annual NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival.

Register to attend and view the festival agenda and speaker biographies: https://www.scgcorp.com/obssrfest2021/Registration

NINR Releases Strategic Plan Framework and RFI

NINR Announcement: NINR is seeking feedback on the framework for its next strategic plan, which will guide NINR’s research efforts and priorities over the next five years. The new strategic plan will build on NINR’s past accomplishments and present a bold, new research agenda to advance nursing science.

To view the Strategic Plan Framework and submit comments, click here. NINR asks for all responses to be sent by Monday, December 13, 2021.

Columbia Nursing Launches Three New Centers Focused on Health Equity and Social Justice

Columbia Nursing Launches Three New Centers Focused on Health Equity and Social Justice

 Columbia Nursing has long been at the forefront of innovative, interdisciplinary research
 on the disparities in health faced by racial and sexual minorities and underrepresented groups,
and how to reduce these inequities.

 In 2021, the school launched three centers demonstrating its commitment to social justice and high-quality health care for all, as well as to prepare the next generation of nurse-scientists to continue this mission: the Center for Research on People of Color (CRPC), the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR), and the Center for Healthcare Delivery Research and Innovations (CHDRI)

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AACN Attends Virtual Hill Day

On September 23, AACN joined the 2021 Rally for Medical Research Virtual Hill Day where they emphasized the need for sustained and increased funding for NINR. Along with AACN, more than 400 organizations and individuals joined this year’s event to advocate for continued congressional funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You can find more information of the rally here.

FNINR's Roy Simpson Awarded AAN's President's Award

Congratulations to FNINR Board Member, Roy Simpson for being honored at the AAN 2021 Health Policy Conference as the winner of the President's Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary, lifelong contributions to improving the health of individuals, families, or communities. You can read the full press release here.