December 15, 2015

NINR recently hosted its scientific symposium Advancing Science, Improving Lives, opening the institute’s 30th anniversary year. Nearly 700 individuals registered for the event.

If you missed the live event, the recording of NINR’s opening symposium is now available on NINR’s YouTube channel.

NINR Director, Dr. Patricia Grady, gave opening remarks recognizing all of the participants for attending the symposium, saying, “we are pleased that so many scientists, students and others from across the country joined us to acknowledge 30 years of nursing science at NIH.”

In addition to NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, who gave the first keynote address of the day, keynote addresses were presented by Dr. Deborah Trautman, CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Dr. Joe Selby, executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute; and Dr. Hannah Valantine, NIH chief officer for scientific workforce diversity. Bill Novelli of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University acted as the director of ceremonies.

The event highlighted many of the accomplishments of NINR and its scientists and showcased the positive impact that nursing science has had on the lives of millions of Americans. NINR invited scientists to present their research on the institute’s key themes of wellness, self-management, symptom science and end-of-life/palliative care. The symposium also featured scientific posters from 140 researchers, on topics including pain, chronic illness, cancer care, and mHealth, among many others.

To view the video of NINR’s 30th Anniversary opening symposium, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXzqLJ4gIAAghY3QGKByFUV4JccYe11Lx

Check the NINR Twitter feed @NINR for recaps under #NINR30.

For more information on the event as well as upcoming anniversary events, please visit: www.ninr.nih.gov/30years.