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2020 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration

Registration is now open for the 2020 NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration. The seminar will be held April 20-22, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please click here.

January 14, 2020: 100th Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Join NINR for the next open session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), which will be held on January 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Natcher (building 45), room D on the NIH campus. Please note new start time of 10:00 a.m. ET. Visitors are welcome to attend, and registration is not required. This meeting will also be broadcast live and archived:

The session will include presentations on: 
•    NINR Budget and Legislative Updates
•    Training the Next Generation of Nurse Scientists
•    NINR’s Training Portfolio

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New NIH Video: NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Patricia Stone

On November 19, Dr. Patricia W. Stone, winner of the 2019 FNINR Ada Sue Hinshaw Nurse Scholar Award, presented “Informing Health Policy Through Science to Improve Healthcare for Older Adults.”

To view the video on NINR's website, click here.

A Message from the NINR Acting Director, Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for your continued support of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) during this period of leadership transition. Since I became the acting director of NINR in October, I have had the privilege of getting to know many of the outstanding scientists from the NINR research community. Your work to improve the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities, and your dedication to your science is truly inspiring.   

I want to share with you some important news about leadership changes at NINR. Beginning on January 1, 2020, NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, has asked me to serve as the acting director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) upon the retirement of NIDCR’s current director, Martha J. Somerman, DDS, PhD. At that time, Tara A. Schwetz, PhD, will become the acting director of NINR. Dr. Schwetz has done an outstanding job serving as NINR’s acting deputy director, and I know that under her leadership NINR will be well-served until a permanent NINR director is appointed. As you know, Dr. Schwetz also serves as the associate deputy director of NIH and brings a wealth of leadership experience to NINR.

In addition, Dr. Schwetz has asked Jessica M. Gill, PhD, RN, FAAN, to serve as the NINR acting deputy director. Many of you know Dr. Gill as an outstanding scientist and dedicated leader in NINR’s Division of Intramural Research. We are grateful to her for serving recently as the acting scientific director of NINR, and we thank Dr. Gill for her willingness to take on even greater responsibility. 

Thank you again for your support during my time as acting director and thank you for being a vital part of the NIH research community. I know that NINR has a bright future ahead, and I look forward to the continued success and outstanding achievements of NINR-supported scientists. 

Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD
Principal Deputy Director, NIH


NightinGala 2019: Dr. Francis Collins video

FNINR was pleased to have Dr. Lawrence Tabak, Acting Director of NINR, speak at the 2019 NightinGala and introduce a video from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. You may view the video below.


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FNINR Board and Ambassadors visit NINR

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, several members of the FNINR Board and Ambassdor program toured the facilities of the NINR and participated in a poster session covering current NINR research projects.