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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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Register for NINR’s Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

NINR's Artifical Intelligence Bootcamp
August 3 -6, 2020
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Registration is now open for NINR's Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be held virtually. 

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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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RADx-UP to Speed up Delivery of COVID-19 Tests

RADx-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) has improved access to and acceptance of COVID-19 testing for underserved populations. The goal is to make millions of tests available to Americans each week, especially those most vulnerable to and disproportionately affected by COVID-19. 

NIH has partnered with other government organizations including the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help achieve this goal.  

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Pre-application Webinars for RADx-UP Funding Opportunities

On June 12, 2020, the NIH published three Notices of Special Interest to solicit emergency competitive revision applications to existing awards and a fourth funding opportunity announcement for a Coordination and Data Collection Center to support the goals of the NIH RADx-UP program.

NIH is providing two pre-application webinars.

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Mark Your Calendars for NINR’s Social Genomics Workshop!

Genomic Response to the Social Environment: Implications for Health Outcomes
June 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM ET 

NINR will host the workshop “Genomic Response to the Social Environment: Implications for Health Outcomes” on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The event is open to the public and registration is not required.

The full agenda is available on the workshop’s event page.The workshop will be streamed live via NIH VideoCast.

NINR Acting Director Featured on Oncology Nursing Society’s Podcast

NINR Acting Director Dr. Tara Schwetz joined the Oncology Nursing Society’s Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon to discuss nurses on the frontline of care, the landscape of nursing research, and NINR’s key initiatives in 2020.

Click here to listen.

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NINR: Tell Us What Nursing Research Means to You

In honor of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, NINR is collecting responses to the prompt: "Tell us how you would explain nursing research to someone outside the field, such as a next door neighbor, family member, or friend. Picture the future of nursing research in 5 or 10 years and share your vision below."

Visit the NINR website here to submit your response.

NINR Research: Markers in Blood Can Help Identify Risk for Complications After Mild TBI

May 27, 2020

NINR researchers have found that molecules released into the blood following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be indicators of neuronal damage associated with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. The study is published in Neurology and included military veterans and servicemembers who were enrolled in the Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (LIMBIC-CENC)  multicenter observational study of the long-term effects of mild TBI. 

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NINR Advisory Council Video Available


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NACNR meets three times a year to provide recommendations on the direction and support of the nursing, biomedical, social, and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice: http://www.ninr.nih.gov/AboutNINR/NACNR.


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NINR: Video Now Available: NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Barbara Riegel

May 1, 2020

On April 29, Dr. Barbara Riegel presented “At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science.” Video from the event is now available. 

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NINR: Appreciating Nurses’ Vital Role in Health Care and Research

May 2020

Every May, we celebrate National Nurses Week to express our gratitude for the incredible work nurses, including nurse scientists, do every day as the largest component of the health care workforce. However, this year is a little different for us all. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Nurses Week brings to light just how vital nurses are to keeping us healthy and safe. In fact, the American Nurses Association has designated the entire month of May as National Nurses Month  to recognize nurses’ extraordinary efforts this year, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife .

Right now, nurses around the country and globe, including nurses from NINR and other NIH institutes, are working tirelessly to help those who need it most. While many are providing direct patient care, others are providing guidance on testing, infection control, and isolation and quarantine procedures; capturing the experiences of clinicians, patients, families, and communities to inform future policy; developing technology to track the spread of the virus and measure its impact on daily life; surveying individuals to learn more about their health behaviors and coping mechanisms during this pandemic; or leading various evidence-based practice, research, and quality improvements for nurses on the frontlines. These are just a few of the countless ways nurses are at the core of changing the course of this infectious disease.  

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NINR: SGI 20th Anniversary Symposium

On June 22 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. ET, NINR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) will hold a virtual symposium to mark a milestone anniversary — celebrating 20 years of its Summer Genetics Institute (SGI). Please join us to examine how omics methodologies are improving symptom measurement and characterization. We will explore how this research is guiding approaches to biobehavioral interventional methods. This event is free of charge, but registration is required.

Objectives:

  • Address how omics methodology has advanced symptom science research.
  • Define approaches to developing biobehavioral interventions that modify symptoms.
  • Feature interdisciplinary and innovative research that has impacted nursing research and practice.

*Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for this symposium.

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NINR Summer Genetics Institute Event Updates

2020 Summer Genetics Institute

To limit spread of the COVID-19 virus, NIH has urged staff to postpone, cancel, or convert upcoming meetings to virtual events. Based on this guidancethe 2020 Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) has been cancelled. 

20th Anniversary Symposium

To limit spread of the COVID-19 virus, the SGI 20th Anniversary Symposium scheduled for June 22 has been converted to a virtual-only event. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 
 

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Appreciating Nurses’ Vital Role in Health Care and Research

May 2020

Every May, we celebrate National Nurses Week to express our gratitude for the incredible work nurses, including nurse scientists, do every day as the largest component of the health care workforce. However, this year is a little different for us all. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Nurses Week brings to light just how vital nurses are to keeping us healthy and safe. In fact, the American Nurses Association has designated the entire month of May as National Nurses Month  to recognize nurses’ extraordinary efforts this year, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife .

Right now, nurses around the country and globe, including nurses from NINR and other NIH institutes, are working tirelessly to help those who need it most. While many are providing direct patient care, others are providing guidance on testing, infection control, and isolation and quarantine procedures; capturing the experiences of clinicians, patients, families, and communities to inform future policy; developing technology to track the spread of the virus and measure its impact on daily life; surveying individuals to learn more about their health behaviors and coping mechanisms during this pandemic; or leading various evidence-based practice, research, and quality improvements for nurses on the frontlines. These are just a few of the countless ways nurses are at the core of changing the course of this infectious disease.  

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NINR: Join Us for the 101st Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Join NINR for the next open session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), which will be held on May 19, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET via videocast. The public is welcome to view the open session virtually, and registration is not required. This meeting will also be archived at https://videocast.nih.gov.

The session will include presentations on: 

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NINR: Call for Researchers to Submit Supplement Funding Applications for COVID-19 Efforts

NINR is participating in a recently issued Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) that highlights the urgent need for social, behavioral, economic, health communication, and epidemiologic research relevant to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19.

This NOSI encourages urgent competitive revisions and administrative supplements to existing longitudinal studies that address key social and behavioral questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including adherence to and transmission mitigation from various containment and mitigation efforts; social, behavioral, and economic impacts from these containment and mitigation efforts; and downstream health impacts resulting from these social, behavioral, and economic impacts, including differences in risk and resiliency based on gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other social determinants of health.

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Director’s Lecture – Dr. Barbara Riegel Presents "At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science"

On April 29, Dr. Barbara Riegel will present “At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science,” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This lecture will be broadcast live and archived at: videocast.nih.gov.

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NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Randy A. Jones

On March 5, Dr. Randy A. Jones presented "Complex Decision Making in Prostate Cancer." Video from the event is now available.  To view the video and information on the speaker, please click here.