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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.

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.

Dr. Corwin

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."

Dr. Zenk

NINR Welcomes Director Dr. Shannon Zenk

September 14, 2020

On September 14, 2020, Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, joined NIH as the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).


Interested in Becoming the Director of the NINR Division of Extramural Science Programs?

September 08, 2020

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP).

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Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal

September 04, 2020

This piece was authored in collaboration with the leadership across NIH and represents a unified effort to meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with excellence and innovation.


Join Us for the 102nd Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

August 31, 2020

Join NINR for the next open session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), which will be held on September 15, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET.

3D brain

Biomarkers Identified in Collegiate Athletes that Could Help Predict Time Needed to Recover from Concussion

August 28, 2020

A collaborative study conducted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and multiple academic institutions has identified blood biomarkers that could help to predict which athletes need additional time to recover from a sports related concussion.

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Join Us on September 29 for NINR’s Virtual Workshop on Reducing Inequities in Maternal Health

August 17, 2020

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET, NINR will hold a virtual workshop on innovative models of care for reducing inequities in maternal health.

NIH Building

NIH Seeks Information on University-Based Approaches for COVID-19 Surveillance Testing to Review the Current Landscape

August 14, 2020

NIH has issued a Request for Information seeking public input on current COVID-19 surveillance testing capabilities at universities, and the potential for university-based networks.

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