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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.

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

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

Free NIH Online Training Workshop

NIH is providing a three-day virtual workshop called Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and Nutrition Health Disparities: State of the Science. It will review the state of the science related to food insecurity and the neighborhood food environment, then identify research gaps and opportunities.

This event will include panel discussions, networking opportunities, and poster sessions. Registration closes on September 7, 2021. You can read more information on this workshop here.

Call for NINR Funded Studies to Present at FNINR's 2021 NightinGala

In the last year, the public has focused on scientific research more than ever, and at the 2020 NightinGala, we heard stories directly from nurse scientists on the frontlines of COVID-19 research. FNINR wants to continue honoring nurse scientists fighting for better health outcomes by presenting stories of NINR-funded research during the 2021 NightinGala.

If you are a nurse scientist working on an NINR-funded project and would like to share the story of your research, please fill out this brief form. Several of the submissions will be showcased during the 2021 NightinGala.

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Participate in the NIH HEAL Initiative Idea Exchange

The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative has opened an idea exchange to hear from the public. The goal is to crowdsource solutions to improve pain management and the prevention and treatment of opioid misuse and addiction. The comment period will close on June 1. Read more about this initiative here.

Registration for Research!America's Reaching the Peak: A Science & Technology Career Summit is Open

Registration is now open for Research!America's Reaching the Peak: A Science & Technology Career Summit. The Summit will be held on June 30 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ET. 

Sample topics include:

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Scholarship Opportunity for NCC Member to Attend NIWI

The Lois Capps Scholarship Fund provided by the Nursing Community Coalition recognizes the work of the Honorable Lois Capps by offering the opportunity for nurses to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) conference offered by the Nursing Organizations Alliance.

Applicants must be a nurse or nursing student AND a member of one of the NCC's organizations. 

Learn more and apply here 

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable

National Nursing Research Roundtable
Nursing Research of the Future: Using Clinical Big Data to Explore Health Inequities and Social Determinants of Health
When: March 4-5 

Topics include:

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Dr. Shannon Zenk's Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture is Now Available

A recording is now available for Dr. Zenk's lecture titled All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters. Her lecture social determinants of health and how vital integrative or multilevel approaches are when addressing health inequities. You can access the video here: ninr.nih.gov/newsandinformation/newsandnotes/strauslecture-2020-video

Summary of NINR Workshop: "Workshop on Innovative Models of Care for Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health" Now Available

In fall 2020, NINR held a virtual workshop on innovative models of care for reducing inequities in maternal health.

The workshop explored how healthcare providers can improve maternal and infant health for women in U.S. communities affected by racial discrimination, socioeconomic inequities and other system level factors that contribute to maternal health inequities.

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NIH Awards over $107 Million to Support Innovative Approaches to COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance

NIH awarded over $107 million to support innovative approaches to COVID-19 testing and surveillance. This will support over 40 research projects and grant supplements at 43 institutions. 

NINR is supporting the following awards through the RADx initiative:

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NIH Launches Funding Opportunities to Recruit Diverse Research Faculty

NIH is providing funding opportunities to recruit diverse research faculty. Applications for the Funding Opportunity Announcements are due March 1, 2021, with awards to be announced in 2021. 

You can read the NIH press release on these funding announcements here: NIH to fund cohort recruitment and development program to enhance diversity and inclusion among biomedical faculty.

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Congress Passes Bipartisan Year-End Spending and COVID-19 Relief Bill

On December 22, 2020, AACN announced that Congress passed H.R. 133 the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This will provide COVID-19 relief and funds the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. You can read the full AACN press release below. 

AACN Press Release

 

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Board Member Spotlight: Cindy Munro

Cindy Munro, RN, ANP-BC, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS
University of Miami School Of Nursing And Health Studies

What advice would you give your younger self?
Savor every experience along the way! And remember that relationships are the most important aspect of your professional and personal life; your relationships are the key to success.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere on or near the water- particularly anywhere we can stay on our boat, Tonic. 





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Deadline for Excellence in Achievement in Public Health Awards is December 2!

Nominations are open for Research!America's four Excellence in Achievement in Public Health awards.

The awards will be presented during the virtual event on April 14, 2021. The deadline for nominations is December 2, 2020. Click here for more information. 

Nominate Here

Research!America Shares Survey Concerning Public Support for Nursing Research

Almost one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are showing their support for placing a high priority on improving our nation’s public health system. 73% of Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that major changes are needed in our public health system, including more funding. You can view the results of the survey here.

Source: https://www.researchamerica.org/public-health-2020

NINR's GPP 2021 Applications Now Open

NINR is now accepting applications for its 2021 Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). The GPP is an Institutional Partnership that combines the academic environment of a university with the comprehensive research resources available at NIH. 

Those selected conduct doctoral coursework at the partnership university. After all coursework is completed, the fellow then comes to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to begin research toward a doctoral dissertation. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Three letters of reference are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Click here for more information.

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