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Dr. Jessica Gill and Dr. Kimbra Kenney Featured on Neurology Podcast

June 11, 2020

NINR Acting Deputy Director Dr. Jessica Gill and Dr. Kimbra Kenney of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences discussed their research on the American Academy of Neurology’s latest podcast.


NINR Acting Director Discusses Nursing Research on the Oncology Nursing Society's Podcast

June 09, 2020

NINR Acting Director Dr. Tara Schwetz joined the Oncology Nursing Society's Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, to discuss how Nurse Researchers are responding to the pandemic and NINR’s key initiatives in 2020.


New NIH Funding Opportunities for RADx-UP Initiative

June 04, 2020

The NIH has issued a new Notice of Intent to Publish for four Funding Opportunity Announcements as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative.

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NINR Launches Feedback Campaign on What Nursing Research Means to You

June 03, 2020

NINR would like to know what nursing research means to our community.


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.


NINR Advisory Council Video Available

May 22, 2020

Video of the May 19, 2020 public session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research is now available to view.

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SGI 20th Anniversary Symposium

May 05, 2020

NINR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) will convene a half-day symposium to mark a milestone anniversary of its Summer Genetics Institute.

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New NINR Director’s Message Highlights the Vital Role of Nurses

May 04, 2020

Acting NINR Director Dr. Tara Schwetz has posted a new Director’s Message in recognition of National Nurses Month and the vital role nurses play in keeping our nation healthy and safe.

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

May 01, 2020

On April 29, Dr. Barbara Riegel presented “At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science.”

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Preventing Infections in Multiple Healthcare Settings

April 28, 2020

Health care-associated infections are largely preventable events that can cause significant illness—and even death—particularly in vulnerable elderly patients. Nurses are responsible for most direct patient care in health care settings, so they are closely involved with infection control and prevention. Research led by nurse scientists on infection control has helped provide a foundation of evidence and guided best practices in multiple clinical settings.

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