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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.

Recording Available of Dr. Ryan Shaw's NINR Presentation

The recording of Dr. Ryan Shaw's presentation “Digital Health: Towards the Next Era of Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Disease Management” is now available. You can view the recording here.

Open Session for National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

104th Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research
May 18, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

The session will include the following presentations:



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NINR is Hiring: Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs

NINR is accepting applications from nurse scientists for the position of Director of the Division of Extramural Science Programs. Applications received by May 21 will be prioritized for consideration. You may contact Dr. Gwen Collman with questions and for more information about this vacancy at [email protected].

For more information about this job posting, please visit the NINR website.

Board Member Spotlight: Shela Kaneshiro

Shela Kaneshiro, MBA, RN, BSN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center



What advice would you give your younger self?

Don't sweat the small stuff.


Where is your favorite vacation spot?

Maui, HI. 

What made you want to pursue a career in nursing?
My aunt is a retired ICU nurse. Early on, she inspired me to pursue nursing. She served as the matriarch and the eternal caregiver of our immediate and extended families.









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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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NINR Director's Lecture: April 20, 2021

“Digital Health: Towards the Next Era of Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Disease Management”
April 20, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

In the upcoming Director's Lecture, Dr. Shaw will discuss the role that digital health is playing in transforming healthcare delivery and in creating new opportunities for chronic disease management across the lifespan.

Register Here

NIH Asks for Input on Effort to End Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

NIH has launched an effort to end structural racism in biomedical research through a new initiative called UNITE. You can find NIH Director, Francis Collins' statement here. NIH asks that you share your perspective and recommendations as we thoughtfully consider NIH’s proactive approach to address racial and health inequities in biomedical research. Comments can be submitted through the submission website and must be received by April 9, 2021.

More Information Here

Source: https://www.nih.gov/ending-structural-racism

Board Member Spotlight: Christina Dempsey

Christina Dempsey, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, CENP, FAAN
Press Ganey Associates, LLC.  

 


What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't be afraid to take calculated risks


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NIH Launches FIRST Program to Build Diverse Teams

The NIH Common Fund has launched the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program. NIH FIRST seeks to build diverse teams of early-career scientists and set them up for long-term success by fostering a culture of inclusive excellence. 

Read more about NIH FIRST here

NINR Welcomes New Members to Advisory Council

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) announced the appointment of five new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR). 

  • Grayson Holmbeck, PhD
  • Mallory Johnson, PhD 
  • Christopher Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, FHFSA
  • Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS
  • Elias Provencio-Vasquez, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP 

Read more about the new Advisory Council members here.

NIH Announces Two Research Opportunities

NIH has published two Research Opportunity Announcements for research concerning individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and suffer from post-acute manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

  • COVID19 Recovery Cohort ROA soliciting proposals for studies involving (a) clinical recovery cohorts, (b) EHR and other real-world data, and (c) autopsy cohorts; proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 23, 2021.
  • Clinical Science Core ROA soliciting proposals for (a) a Data Resource Core, (b) a Clinical Studies Core, and (c) a Biospecimen Core; proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 16, 2021.

Learn more here.

Director's Message from Dr. Shannon Zenk

NINR Director, Shannon Zenk, posted a message on structural inequalities in the United States and NINR's commitment to supporting nursing research that will identify interventions and policies to remove barriers to health equity.

Read her full announcement here

 

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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 

NINR Hiring for Communications Director

NINR is accepting applications for Communications Director/Chief of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison to lead the Institute’s communications efforts to NINR stakeholders.

The candidate will be responsible for:

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Board Member Spotlight: Sandra Weiss

Sandra Weiss, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of California San Francisco, School of Nursing

What advice would you give your younger self?
Identify what brings you the most joy and meaning in your work. It can be tempting to be drawn into projects or positions where others tell you you're needed or they say you have particular talents. But this can distract you from a career trajectory that may ultimately be your greatest source of contribution and satisfaction in life. It's important to make clear decisions about your priorities and stay in charge of your career.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? 
My favorite spot is anywhere in nature where I'm surrounded by wildlife, large powerful trees, vocal birds, and foliage of all kinds. The beauty and peacefulness of nature always help me 'vacate' and revive my soul!



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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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Director’s Lecture: Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research

Dr. Sarah Szanton will virtually present “Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research” on March 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). She will discuss the role of the environment and stressors on health disparities in older adults. 

Register here

 

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NIH Launched A New Website on COVID-19 Research

NIH has launched a new website that will provide up-to-date information about COVID-19 research at NIH. The website will serve as a central location for all NIH COVID-related content including funding and information on vaccines, treatments, and testing.

The website's content includes information on funding opportunities, funded projects by state and congressional district, how to join clinical trials or donate plasma, and resources from NIH’s Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other federal agencies. 

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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