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Director's Message

The Future of Nursing Science

May 26, 2021

I assumed the role of NINR Director in September 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic; in fact, out of an abundance of caution, Dr. Collins officially swore me into this role virtually. As we finally begin to emerge from this public health crisis, NINR continues to look to the future with the ongoing development of the NINR Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. The new plan will outline our future research goals and objectives and our vision for nursing science.

NINR Advisory Council

May 2021 Advisory Council Video Available

May 21, 2021

Video of the May 2021 public session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research is now available to view.


NINR Seeking Clinical Director, Division of Intramural Research

May 12, 2021

NINR is seeking applications from outstanding clinician-scientist candidates for the position of Clinical Director to provide visionary leadership of the clinical research of the NINR Division of Intramural Research (DIR), located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Director's Message

National Nurses Week: Recognizing the Importance of Nursing and Nursing Science in Achieving Health Equity

May 06, 2021

I’m delighted to thank our nation’s nurses during National Nurses Week, which is celebrated each year beginning on May 6 and ending on May 12—Florence Nightingale’s birthday. If there’s ever been a time to recognize the amazing work that nurses do, it is now—against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has lasted for more than a year. 


HIV-Related Stigma Research as a Priority at the National Institutes of Health

May 03, 2021

The National Institutes of Health recognizes that, despite HIV scientific advances, stigma and discrimination continue to be critical barriers to the uptake of evidence-based HIV interventions.

Dr. Ryan Shaw

Video Now Available: NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Ryan Shaw

April 22, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Dr. Ryan Shaw presented “Digital Health: Towards the Next Era of Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Disease Management.” Video from the event is now available.


NINR Seeking Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs

April 07, 2021

NINR is seeking applications from outstanding nurse scientist candidates for the position of Director of the Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP) to provide visionary leadership for nursing research.

NIH HEAL Initiative

NIH HEAL Initiative Idea Exchange: Share Your Ideas About Research to Address the Opioid Crisis

April 06, 2021

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative has launched an Idea Exchange, Moving HEAL Research into Action, to gather public input.

NIH UNITE: Ending Structural Racism

The NIH Common Fund Announces New Funding Opportunities to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity

March 26, 2021

The NIH Common Fund issued two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to bolster innovation, solve challenges, and address health disparities and advance health equity.

Symptom Science Advances in Oncology Nursing

Summary Now Available: “Symptom Science Advances in Oncology Nursing”

March 15, 2021

On February 4 and 5, 2021, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research, and the Oncology Nursing Society presented a virtual colloquium titled “Symptom Science Advances in Oncology Nursing.” NINR is pleased to release an executive summary of the event.