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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

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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NINR Hosts 103rd Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

NINR will be hosting the 103rd open session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research.

Date: January 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm ET
How to Join: NIH Videocast





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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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FNINR Welcomes New President and Board Members For The 2021-2022 Term

On January 1, 2021, FNINR welcomed Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP as the new President of FNINR. Cathleen is the President of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and has also served as Wake Forest Baptist Health’s System Chief Nurse Executive. Cathleen began serving on the Board of Directors in 2018 and will serve as FNINR President from 2021-2022.




FNINR also welcomed 8 new Board of Directors to serve their first term from 2021-2022, increasing the Board to 19 members. 

  • Christina Dempsey - Chief Nursing Officer Emerita, Press Ganey
  • Ronald Hickman, Jr. - Nurse Practitioner and Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
  • Shela Kaneshiro - Vice President Patient Care Services/CNO, MemorialCare - Orange Coast Medical Center
  • Colleen Leners - Director of Policy, AACN
  • Teri Murray - Professor and Dean Emerita, Saint Louis University, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing 
  • Adey Nyamathi - Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Nursing
  • Joyce Sensmeier - Senior Advisor, Informatics, HIMSS
  • Laura Wood - Senior Vice President, Patient Care Operations, Chief Nursing Officer, Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing, Boston Children’s Hospital

To see FNINR's full Board of Directors, please visit the FNINR website

Board Member Spotlight: Roy Simpson

Roy L. Simpson, RN, DNP, FNAP, FAAN, FACMI
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

What advice would you give your younger self?
Get your doctorate before SS benefits and Medicare kick-in, but you are never too late to get it.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Provincetown, MA.



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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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NINR is Accepting Applications for Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator

The National Institute of Nursing Research is accepting applications for the position of Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator.

The role of the Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator is to initiate, develop, manage, and provide insights for the extramural research portfolio of the NINR. 

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Board Member Spotlight: Carol Porter

Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN 
MD Anderson Cancer Center

What advice would you give your younger self?
Life is precious so savor each day and experience. Keep your family close and celebrate the little things as well as the major milestones. Choose a career that you love and excel in your profession. At the end of each day take a moment to be thankful for the opportunity to help others. Make friends and be kind. Live, love and laugh.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
I love the ocean- the rhythm of the waves, the peacefulness of nature and the many memories of good times. My favorite island destination is St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.


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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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Dr. Shannon Zenk Giving 2020 Straus Distinguished Lecture

All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters
By: Dr. Shannon Zenk
December 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET

NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk, will give the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture. The lecture will be streamed via Videocast. Learn more about the event here

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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