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A Message from the NINR Acting Director on the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global challenge – one that NINR and the nursing science community are poised to address. While we all know that everyone’s participation is essential in limiting the spread of this novel coronavirus, nurses represent the front line of health care. We are grateful for the dedication of those nurses who have cared for COVID-19 infected patients, and for the commitment of all those who will in the coming weeks and months. We are also proud of the research done by nurse scientists, some of it supported by NINR, that has helped to provide a foundation of evidence and guide best practices in clinical settings, including advances in infection control.

We recognize that many of you will have to balance clinical responsibilities related to the pandemic with your research responsibilities. If you are a current grantee, or if you are planning to submit an application for funding, we urge you to visit https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm for the latest NIH guidance. If you have any questions, please contact your NINR program director.

The latest research information on COVID-19 can be found on the NIH website: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus.

We know these are uncertain times for everyone, and the health and safety of our community is paramount. Please visit the CDC website for additional public health information on COVID-19: https://www.coronavirus.gov.

Thank you for all that you do. Please be safe and be well.

Tara A. Schwetz, PhD
Acting Director, NINR

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