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NIH HEAL Initiative

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

April 6, 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.

Dr. Sarah Szanton

Video Now Available: NINR Director’s Lecture - Dr. Sarah Szanton

March 10, 2021

On March 4, 2021, Dr. Sarah Szanton presented “Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research.” Video from the event is now available.

DATA Scholar

NIH Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program

March 8, 2021

The NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program is seeking experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle challenging biomedical data problems with the potential for substantial public health impact.

Dr. Ryan Shaw

Director’s Lecture - Dr. Ryan Shaw Presents “Digital Health: Towards the Next Era of Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Disease Management”

March 2, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Dr. Ryan Shaw will virtually present “Digital Health: Towards the Next Era of Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Disease Management” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET).


Statement from NINR Director Dr. Shannon Zenk on Ending Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

March 1, 2021

NINR Director issues a statement in support of NIH’s effort to ensure that the biomedical research enterprise fully represents our Nation’s diversity.


NIH Announces Research Opportunities to Study “Long COVID”

February 26, 2021

NINR is pleased to share that NIH has published two Research Opportunity Announcements as part of its new Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) initiative.

NINR Advisory Council

NINR Welcomes New Members to Advisory Council

February 25, 2021

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) announced the appointment of five new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR).

Supervisory Health Communications Specialist

NINR Is Seeking Communications Director

February 23, 2021

NINR is seeking exceptional candidates for Communications Director/Chief of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison to lead the Institute’s communications efforts to NINR stakeholders.