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NIH's response to COVID-19

NIH Launches New Website on COVID-19 Research

January 15, 2021

NIH has launched a new website that will provide trusted, up-to-date, and accurate information about COVID-19 research at NIH and the agency’s role in the pandemic.

Dr. Sarah Szanton

Director’s Lecture - Dr. Sarah Szanton Presents “Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research”

January 12, 2021

On March 4, 2021, Dr. Sarah Szanton will virtually present “Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET).

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NIH Awards over $107 Million to Support Innovative Approaches to COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance

December 22, 2020

The NIH has awarded over $107 million through its RADx Radical (RADx-rad) program, to support innovative approaches and reimagined uses of existing tools to address gaps in COVID-19 testing and surveillance.

Funding Opportunities

NIH Launches Funding Opportunities to Recruit Diverse Research Faculty

December 17, 2020

Two new funding announcements have been released as part of the NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program. The program will fund institutions to recruit a diverse cohort of early-stage research faculty and prepare them to thrive as NIH-funded research investigators.

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NINR Is Seeking Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator

December 16, 2020

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Program Officer / Health Scientist Administrator.

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Summary Now Available: "Workshop on Innovative Models of Care for Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health"

December 14, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 NINR held a virtual workshop on innovative models of care for reducing inequities in maternal health. NINR is pleased to release a summary of key points, remarks, keynote addresses, and sessions.

All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters

Video Now Available - “All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters”

December 11, 2020

On December 9, Dr. Shannon Zenk delivered the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Her lecture titled “All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters” is available to view.

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Dr. Shannon Zenk to Present the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture

November 18, 2020

NINR Director, Dr. Shannon Zenk, will be presenting the 2020 Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies on December 9, 2020 from noon to 1:00 p.m. ET. The lecture is hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

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NINR’s Summer Genetics Institute Cancelled for 2021

November 16, 2020

To align with current NIH guidance on travel and meetings, NINR has decided to cancel its Summer Genetics Institute for 2021.

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Support for Patients and Caregivers During November and Throughout the Year

October 29, 2020

So many things have changed in people’s lives in recent months. The stressors of everyday life are magnified when living during a pandemic—even more so for those who living with a serious illness. That is why it is especially important to support and appreciate those with serious illnesses and their caregivers this November during National Family Caregivers Month and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

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