2019 FNINR AMBASSADORS PROGRAM


February 8, 2019, Washington, D.C. - The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research(FNINR), are pleased to announce the selection of their fourth cohort of Ambassadors. This unique advocacy program began in 2014 and has grown to include over 30 Ambassadors. The 2019 selection includes five nurse scientists to join the ranks of others currently filling this role.

Ambassadors are selected from a national pool of applicants based on their abilities to advance public, health professions, and policy-maker awareness of the critical research agenda linked to the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR).

These highly-qualified individuals, many of whom function in the scientific community, 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.

New Ambassadors include:

Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN
University of Kentucky College of Nursing

Laden Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, L.A.c, FAAN
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing

Hurdis M. Griffith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Emeritus Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing

Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Columbia University School of Nursing

FNINR President Connie White Delaney commented that all of our Ambassadors “Are exquisitely positioned to use science powered by highly-trained nurses to reduce symptoms and side-effects, support self-management of chronic conditions, and promote health and wellbeing aimed at individuals, families, and communities.”

We look forward to continuing our conversations with key Congressional leaders who are understanding and valuing how nurses’ function as scientists, individually and on integrated research teams.


 

The current 2019 Ambassadors are:

Kristin Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN
University of Kentucky College of Nursing

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
The Ohio State University

Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Rosina Cianelli, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC, FAAN
University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health

Mollie Cummins, MSN, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
University of Utah College of Nursing

Jean Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College

Patricia M Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Laden Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, L.A.c, FAAN
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, FAAN
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing

Hurdis M. Griffith, PhD, RN, FAAN
Emeritus Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing

Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Kentucky College of Nursing

Phyllis Hansell, EdD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Seton Hall University

Tracie Culp Harrison, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSLA
The University of Texas at Austin

Kathleen T. Hickey, EdD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, CCRN, APNG, FAHA, FAAN
Columbia University

Deborah J. Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Usha Menon, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of South Florida College of Nursing

Victoria Menzies, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing

Pamela H. Mitchell, PhD, RN
University of Washington School of Nursing

Jennifer E Moore, PhD, RN, Executive Director
Institute for Medicaid Innovation

Cindy Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FAAAS
University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD, RN, FAAN
Florida Atlantic University

Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN
Columbia University School of Nursing

Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Yale University School of Nursing

Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of South Florida School of Nursing, Tampa

Susan Carol Saladino PhD, RN
SUNY Downstate College of Nursing

Laureen Smith, PhD, RN, FAAN
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FAAN
University of Connecticut

Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, MN, FAAN
Southern University and A&M College

Diane M Twedell, MCHS, DNP, RN, CENP, CNML
Mayo Clinic Health System

Linda S. Weglicki, PhD, RN
Medical University of South Carolina

 

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