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2018 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Christopher Lee Presents "Integrative Biobehavioral Research in Heart Failure"

November 14, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Christopher Lee will present "Integrative Biobehavioral Research in Heart Failure," on November 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

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2018 NINR Director's Lecture- Dr. Ann-Marie McCarthy Presents "Distraction in Action: Helping Children Cope with Painful Procedures"

September 25, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Ann-Marie McCarthy will present "Distraction in Action: Helping Children Cope with Painful Procedures," on September 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

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In her presentation, Dr. McCarthy will describe her research trajectory and current program of research, which focuses on children with chronic health conditions. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

About the Speaker: 
Ann Marie McCarthy PhD, RN, PNP, FNASN, FAAN is a professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Iowa College of Nursing with secondary appointments in the colleges of Medicine and Public Health. For over 20 years, Dr. McCarthy’s primary program of research has focused on cognitive-behavioral interventions to assist children in coping with painful procedures, with an emphasis on the use of distraction. Data from over 1,000 families, and the use of data mining techniques, contributed to the development of a predictive model of child level of distress and parental distraction coaching ability. The Distraction in Action Tool includes the predictive model along with individualized coaching information and educational materials. Dr. McCarthy has been on the research committees for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the National Association of School Nurses and was a Board Member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She is the founding president of the Institute of Pediatric Nursing and is the Co-Chair of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2018 State of the Science Congress Planning Committee. 

About the Event:
This event is free and open to the public. The event will not be webcast, but it will be available on YouTube a few weeks following the lecture.
To request reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact Nathan Brown at 301-594-9262 / nathan.brown2@nih.gov or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days before the event.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.
 

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2018 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor Presents "Hypertension Genomics in Black Families: A Tale of 3 Studies, and Counting…"

May 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On May 22, Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor will present the second 2018 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her presentation, “Hypertension Genomics in Black Families: A Tale of 3 Studies, and Counting…” Dr. Taylor will describe her research trajectory and current program of research, which addresses the genomics of chronic disease in African Americans. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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About the Speaker

Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN is the inaugural Vernice D. Ferguson Endowed Professor in Health Equity at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University.

Dr. Taylor’s work focuses on the genomics of chronic disease among African-American populations. Her current research examines the effect of psychological, genetic, and epigenetic factors on blood pressure in Black/African-American women and their young children. Dr. Taylor is also conducting a study on the genomics of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.

Dr. Taylor formerly served as tenured faculty and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Taylor was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers in early stages of their independent research careers. Her long-term goal is to develop nursing interventions to prevent and reduce omic-environment risks associated with health disparities.

About the Event

This event is free and open to the public. The event will not be webcast, but it will be available on YouTube a few weeks following the lecture.

To request reasonable accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please contact Nathan Brown at 301-594-9262 / nathan.brown2@nih.gov or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339 at least five days before the event.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

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2018 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Andrea Barsevick "The Science of Symptom Management"

March 01, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On March 1, 2018, Dr. Andrea Barsevick presented the first 2018 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

In her presentation, “The Science of Symptom Management," Dr. Barsevick described her program of research which addresses cancer-related symptoms and quality of life research.

About the Speaker

Andrea Barsevick, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN is a Professor in the Population Science Division of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. She is known internationally for her research on symptom clustering during and after cancer treatment, particularly fatigue and its interactions with sleep disturbances, depressed mood, and quality of life.

Dr. Barsevick is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a past member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines Panel on cancer-related fatigue.

About the Event

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

 

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2017 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Margaret Heitkemper: "Symptom Science in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Biomarkers to Intervention"

November 14, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Dr. Margaret Heitkemper presented "Symptom Science in Irritable Bowel Syndrome:  Biomarkers to Intervention," on November 14, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-2 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

About the Speaker:

Margaret McLean Heitkemper, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, Adjunct Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, and Co-Director, Center for Innovations in Sleep Self-Management at the University of Washington. Her current studies are examining blood and fecal metabolite levels, the microbiome, and intestinal permeability in men and women with IBS as well as peripheral markers of inflammation.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

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2017 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Kate Lorig: "Chronic Disease Self-Management—Evidence, Instruments, Translation, and Beyond"

May 23, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

On May 23, 2017, Kate Lorig, DrPH presented the second 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "Chronic Disease Self-Management—Evidence, Instruments, Translation, and Beyond," Dr. Lorig discussed the effectiveness of low cost self-management interventions for reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. She also explored the role of self-efficacy as a predictor and moderator of outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Lorig is a professor emerita at the Stanford School of Medicine. Her research has focused on the development and evaluation of self-management programs in English and Spanish for people with chronic diseases. This work has been supported by NINR, as well as other NIH Institutes, government agencies, and foundations. Dr. Lorig’s programs are delivered in small groups, via mail and the Internet. The interventions are used in more than 30 countries and have been attended by more than one million people.

Dr. Kate Lorig holds a BS in Nursing from Boston University, an MS from the University of California San Francisco, and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of California Berkeley. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile.

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2017 NINR Director's Lecture - Dr. Linda Aiken: "Nursing’s Impact on Patient Outcomes"

March 02, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, presented the first 2017 NINR Director’s Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "Nursing’s Impact on Patient Outcomes," Dr. Aiken described her program of research which shows that nurses with higher levels of qualifications, fewer patients to care for, and improved working environments have better patient outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Linda H. Aiken is the Claire Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Aiken conducts research on the use of performance measures to demonstrate relationships between nursing care and patient outcomes, and is the author of more than 300 scientific papers. Her research awards include the Baxter Health Services Research Prize, the AcademyHealth Distinguished Investigator Award, the Individual Codman Award from the Joint Commission, and the National Academy of Medicine’s 2014 Lienhard Award for the cumulative impact of her research on the improvement of personal health services. She has directed studies of the impact of nursing on patient outcomes in over 30 countries. Dr. Aiken is a former President of the American Academy of Nursing, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

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2016 NINR Director’s Lecture "Evidence-based Interventions to Address Health Disparities in Cancer"

November 01, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood presented the fourth 2016 NINR Director’s Lecture on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, "Evidence-based Interventions to Address Health Disparities in Cancer," Dr. Millon-Underwood described her research focusing on minority populations, including African American women with breast cancer.

About the Speaker:

Sandra Millon-Underwood PhD, RN, FAAN is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Dr. Millon-Underwood’s research focuses on cancer, including education, prevention, early detection, and risk management. Her projects target at-risk and undeserved urban, rural, and island communities. Dr. Million-Underwood has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils, the National Cancer Advisory Board, the National Cancer Policy Board, the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Integration Panel, and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Expert Panel. She was the founding director of the UWM House of Peace Community Nursing Center which provides wellness classes, intensive case management, and support services for families dealing with cancer.

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NINR Director's Lecture: The Most Important Conversation We're Not Having

September 13, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Ellen Goodman presented the 2016 NINR Science and the Public Lecture. In her talk, "The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having," Ms. Goodman described The Conversation Project, a public health campaign and a movement, that works to change the way people talk about, and prepare for their end-of-life care.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Goodman has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life. She was one of the first women to write for the op-ed pages where she became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. In 1980, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. Ms. Goodman founded The Conversation Project in 2012 which is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The Conversation Project has the audacious goal of changing our nation’s culture so that everyone’s wishes for end of life care are both expressed and respected.

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2016 NINR Director's Lecture - "Reframing Shared Decision Making at the End of Life."

May 05, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Marie Nolan PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, presented the second of this year’s four Director’s Lectures. A video of her talk, "Reframing Shared Decision Making at the End of Life," is now available.

Dr. Nolan described her program of research on patient and family decision making in the face of critical illness. Her end-of-life research has revealed that instead of the autonomous decision making model prevalent in clinical practice and healthcare policy, most critically ill patients prefer shared decision making with their family and physician. Moreover, these preferences remain stable over time, even as health declines significantly.

Dr. Nolan is professor and executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She also previously directed the PhD program and is the Johns Hopkins director of the first nursing doctoral program in China, a collaboration between Peking Union Medical College and JHSON funded by the China Medical Board of New York. She is also past-president of the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN). Dr. Nolan holds a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and has served on advisory panels of the National Institutes of Health regarding end-of-life care research.

The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a trans-disciplinary audience. For more information about the lecture, please visit: www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture.

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2016 NINR Director's Lecture: "Innovations to Improve Discharge Planning"

March 03, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Kathryn H. Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, presented the first 2016 NINR Director’s Lecture, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Lipsett Amphitheater in the Clinical Center (Bldg. 10) on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In her talk, “Innovations to Improve Discharge Planning,” Dr. Bowles described her program of research that uses information technology to improve care for older adults. Her journey began with a clinical question and includes co-founding a software company to further develop and distribute her team's work aimed at improving discharge planning and post-acute care decision making.

Updated April 19, 2016: Video of this event is now available. Please click play on the embedded video below, or watch on the NINR YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB2dAudmCvA.

Dr. Bowles has been recognized for her research and leadership achievements. Her work – which has resulted in over 200 publications and presentations - has been continuously funded for over 20 years by federal and foundation sources. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics, a member of the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Dr. Bowles co-founded the software company RightCare Solutions based on her team’s research. NINR awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to the company, which provides an end-to-end solution for discharge planning and post-acute care referrals. Dr. Bowles holds a BSN from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, an MSN from Villanova, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

The NINR Director’s Lecture series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience. Please visit www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture for more information.

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