National Institute of Nursing Research Commemorates 30th Anniversary with Symposium

National Institute of Nursing Research Commemorates 30th Anniversary with Symposium

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Speakers include top nursing and biobehavioral science researchers, notable scientists, and health care leaders

e198b95b72d5380a_640_nursesThe National Institute of Nursing Research, a component of the National Institutes of Health, will begin a year-long observation of the Institute’s first 30 years at National Institutes of Health with the “Advancing Science, Improving Lives” scientific symposium and poster session.

The symposium will consist of keynote addresses, scientific presentations, a scientific panel discussion, and a research poster session. It will showcase the positive impact National Institute of Nursing Research-supported science has had on the health and quality of life for millions of Americans.

The symposium will be held at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) National Institutes of Health campus, Bethesda, Maryland on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The program is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required.

Nursing faculty, graduate students, health research and nursing organizations, members of the public, members of the media, and bloggers with a focus in health, science, or nursing are encouraged to attend.

Speakers to include Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D., R.N., Director, NINR; Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH; Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); Hannah Valantine, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH; and Bill Novelli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

National Institute of Nursing Research supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care. For more information about National Institute of Nursing Research, visit the website at ninr.nih.gov.

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