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News and Notes

News and Notes is the online newsletter for NINR: the source for the latest NINR updates of interest to the public, healthcare providers, and our constituents. You may also view recent NINR Press Releases.

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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.


Zenk Formally Sworn-in as NINR Director

October 20, 2020

On October 14, 2020, Dr. Francis Collins swore in Dr. Shannon Zenk as director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

New to the NIH Grants Process? Attend the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration

October 07, 2020

Looking for an introduction to the NIH grant application and review process? Attend the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration for opportunities to chat with NIH experts.


NINR Is Recruiting Program Directors: Application Deadline September 30, 2020

September 24, 2020

The Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP) at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) seeks qualified individuals to serve as Program Directors within the Symptom Science and Genetics and Self-Management Branch.

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Susan Old to Join NINR as Acting Deputy Director

September 23, 2020

On September 28 Dr. Susan E. Old will join NINR as Acting Deputy Director.

Graduate Partnerships Program

NINR's Graduate Partnerships Program 2021 Application Period Now Open

September 22, 2020

NINR is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its 2021 Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP). The NINR GPP is an Institutional Partnership that combines the academic environment of a university with the comprehensive research resources available at the NIH.

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Register Now for Symptom Science Advances in Oncology Nursing Virtual Colloquium

September 18, 2020

Registration is now open for Symptom Science Advances in Oncology Nursing, a colloquium presented by the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research, and the Oncology Nursing Society.

Director's Message

A Message from Director Dr. Shannon N. Zenk

September 17, 2020

Dr. Shannon N. Zenk has posted a new Director’s Message on beginning her tenure as director of the National Institute of Nursing Research and leading the organization into the next phase of its history.

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Video Now Available: NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Elizabeth J. Corwin

September 16, 2020

On September 15, Dr. Elizabeth J. Corwin presented "Symptom Science Across the Lifespan: Metabolites, Microbes, and Maternal Health."

NINR Advisory Council

NINR Advisory Council Video Available

September 16, 2020

Video of the September 2020 public session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research is now available to view.

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