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Board Member Spotlight: Teri Murray

Teri Murray, Ph.D., PHNA-BC, RN, FAAN
Saint Louis University, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing

 


What advice would you give your younger self?
Find an area of clinical interest in nursing that you are both passionate and curious about, further your education and experiential learning in the area. Become curious. Explore unanswered questions that you have or develop in that clinical area, join professional specialty organizations related to that area of focus, and pursue professional networks –all to enable you to become a subject matter expert.


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National Advisory Council for Nursing Research Video Now Available

The video of the May 2021 public session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research is now available to view. You can view the video here.

President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Released

During the last week of May, President Biden released the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget, which includes a $199,755,000 budget for NINR. This is a 12.41% increase from the FY2021 budget. Read more here.

New Directors Message from NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk

NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk, posted a Director’s Message about the development of NINR's Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. She also addresses the list of recommendations for potential NINR research areas that developed from the NACNR working group. 

Dr. Zenk also discusses the report from the National Academy of Medicine: The Future of Nursing 2020–2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity

"This report makes a compelling case for nurses assuming a leading role in overcoming and eliminating the persistent health inequities in our society, and I encourage you to review the report’s recommendations. It is clear from the report that nursing science is an important part of this effort, and as a leader in the field of nursing science, NINR is integral to funding research that will contribute to the evidence base needed to achieve The Future of Nursing’s goals relating to health equity."

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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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Board Member Spotlight: Colleen Leners

Colleen Leners, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
American Association of Colleges of Nursing

 

 


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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