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Board Member Spotlight: Pam Johnson

Pamela Johnson, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Mayo Clinic

What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't be so quick to have your life figured out. Opportunities & experiences happen when you least expect it. Have the courage to embrace them. 

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Big Sky, Montana - My family has vacationed there since I was young. A tradition that continues with my 5 brothers and our families. 



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102nd Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

102nd Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research
September 15, 2020
11:30 am - 1:30 pm ET

The next NACNR will be broadcast live to provide recommendations on the direction and support of the nursing, biomedical, social, and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice. View the full agenda here.

Dr. Zenk to Speak at the State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research

Join NINR Director Designee, Dr. Zenk, among other nurse scientists that will be speaking at the 2020 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research on September 17-18.
NINR Opportunities
A Dialogue with Director Designee Dr. Shannon N. Zenk 
Opening Keynote
From Florence to Fossil Fuels: Nursing Has Always Been About Environmental Health
Linda A. McCauley

Closing Keynote
Healing the Acute Care Environment; Remedy 2020 
Martha A. Q. Curley

Register here

Register for the 2020 Virtual National Health Research Forum

Research!America 2020 Virtual National Health Research Forum
Straight Talk: Securing A Science-Strong Future
When: September 8-10

Topics include leading experts on the COVID-19 response, as well as special sessions looking at crucial topics such as COVID-19 vaccine development and vaccine confidence challenges, patient-centered research, health equity, clinical trials diversity, and the path to progress for diseases other than COVID-19. You can view the full agenda here.

Register here

NINR Virtual Workshop Tuesday, September 29

Innovative Models of Care for Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9:00 am  - 3:45 pm ET 

The workshop will explore how nurses, midwives, and birth companions can improve maternal and infant health, specifically for women in U.S. communities affected by structural and health inequalities. Registration not required. Learn more about this workshop here.

Source: https://www.ninr.nih.gov/newsandinformation/events/maternalhealth2020?utm_campaign=maternalhealth2020&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

FNINR Ambassador Applications are Now Open!

FNINR Ambassador Applications are Now Open!

The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research is soliciting Ambassador applications for the 2021 cohort. This unique advocacy program began in 2014 and has grown to include over 30 Ambassadors.

FNINR Ambassadors will focus specifically on educating Congressional leaders as to the high-impact and cost-effective treatments and quality-of-life enhancements that emanate from nursing science. Ultimately, the goal is to increase research funding to ensure the training of scientists at a time of major scientific breakthroughs and to promote the NINR mission and strategy. 

NINR goals include improving the health of individuals, families, and communities through developing nurse scientists of the 21st century, and conducting research on health and illness, symptom management, wellness, chronic conditions, end-of life and palliative care, and innovation.

You can find more information about the organization and the commitments of the FNINR Ambassadors here.


Applications can be found here and are due on October 25, 2020.

Board Member Spotlight: Linda Norman

Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN
Vanderbilt School of Nursing

What advice would you give your younger self?
Start the research doctorate as soon as you complete the masters degree and start your research as early as possible.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Tortola, British Virgin Islands.




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Symptom Science Across the Lifespan: Metabolites, Microbes, and Maternal Health

NINR Director's Lecture Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Corwin
Symptom Science Across the Lifespan: Metabolites, Microbes, and Maternal Health
September 15 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

Dr. Corwin will discuss symptom science and the biological mechanisms contributing to symptom development and health outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women. Read more about this lecture and register here

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symptom-science-across-the-lifespan-metabolites-microbes-maternal-health-tickets-112855397532?aff=NINRstaff&utm_campaign=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

2020 NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Elizabeth J. Corwin Presents: “Symptom Science Across the Lifespan: Metabolites, Microbes, and Maternal Health”

September 15, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Clinical Center (Building 10) - Lipsett Amphitheater

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Watch the Panel Discussion Recording: NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

On July 10, 2020, the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) held a panel on careers in nursing research featuring

  • Dr. Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD, Director, National Library of Medicine and Adjunct Investigator, NINR Advanced Visualization Branch
  • Dr. Leorey Saligan, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Acting Chief, Symptom Science Center
  • Dr. Paule V. Joseph, PhD, MS, FNP-BC, RN, CTN-B, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar
Check out the panel discussion recording here


Source: ninr.nih.gov/newsandinformation/newsandnotes/oite-panel

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FNINR Announces 2020 Virtual NightinGala Keynote Speaker - Dr. Shannon Zenk

 

 

FNINR is proud to announce the 2020 Virtual NightinGala Keynote Speaker:

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Board Member Spotlight: Connie Delaney

Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP
University of Minnesota School of Nursing

What advice would you give your younger self?
Celebrate and trust the unique gift you are and meant to share in this life.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Nature in all forms and places.



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NINR Staff Updates

On July 27, Dr. Kay L. Wanke joined NINR as Acting DESP Director, along side recently appointed Deputy Director, Dr. Martha Matocha. The position was previously held by Dr. Kathleen Anderson, who will be leaving in August to assume a leadership position at another NIH Institute. Dr. Wanke is responsible for scientific leadership and overseeing policy and management for grants and contracts to support NINR research and training.

Other staff updates include current NINR Acting Deputy Director, Dr. Jessica Gill, who will return to the role of Acting Scientific Director. Check out other NINR staff updates here.

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NIH Building Platform to Study COVID-19 Medical Records

The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of medical record data from people diagnosed with coronavirus disease across the country. It is part of an effort, called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C), to help scientists analyze these data to understand the disease and develop treatments.

There currently are 35 collaborating sites across the country, and data access will be open to all users under a forthcoming NCATS Data Use Agreement (DUA), regardless of whether they contribute data.

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NINR Campaign: What Nursing Research Means to You

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. 

In honor of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, NINR would like your help in capturing what nursing research means to those who live it. This information will help NINR learn more from the community and collectively begin describing the next frontiers in nursing science. 

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NINR Acting Deputy Director Featured on American Academy of Neurology's podcast

NINR Acting Deputy Director, Dr. Jessica Gill and Dr. Kimbra Kenney of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, joined the American Academy of Neurology's podcast to discuss their research on neurofilament light chain as a biomarker following traumatic brain injury

Click here to listen.

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Board Member Spotlight: Janie Heath

Janie Heath PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP
University of Kentucky College of Nursing

What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t take your academic nursing leadership career for advancing education, research and practice so serious – lighten up – breathe more- reflect more- laugh more- ENJOY a healthy balanced work-life MORE.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Daufuskie Island – a wonderful get away that FEW people know about – it is a beautiful historic 7 mile island that is a 45 minute ferry ride from Hilton Head, SC.  After the Civil War it became inhabited primarily by freed slaves – the book “The Ocean is Wide” by Pat Conroy tells a wonderful story about his work to integrate the Gullah children in the SC public school system. 





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Register for NINR’s Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

NINR's Artifical Intelligence Bootcamp
August 3 -6, 2020
Register here

Registration is now open for NINR's Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be held virtually. 

Course Objectives



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NIH Announces Dr. Shannon Zenk as Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research

On July 1, NIH announced that Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, has selected Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN as Director of NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Zenk is expected to join NIH in early fall.

Read the full press release here.

Source: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-taps-dr-shannon-zenk-director-national-institute-nursing-research

Learn About Careers in Nursing Research – Panel Discussion

Careers in Nursing Research Panel
Date: July 10, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm ET

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) will hold a panel on careers in nursing research featuring NINR speakers:

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