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Dr. Cornelia Beck to Give NINR Director's Lecture

November 21, 2014
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Cornelia Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN, will deliver the first of three 2015 NINR Director’s Lectures. Dr. Beck will present her lecture titled: “Travels of a Nurse Researcher: From Alzheimer’s Interventions to Translational Science,” on Monday, April 27, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10). This event was originally scheduled for March 5, 2015, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Dr. Beck serves as Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Nursing at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  She holds the Louise Hearne Chair in Dementia & Long-Term Care.  She is Co-Director of the UAMS Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence and is Co-PI for the UAMS Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

Since 1984, Dr. Beck’s research has explored strategies to improve best practices in long-term care settings and non-drug interventions to alleviate problem behavior and promote functional performance in persons with dementia. Dr. Beck’s accomplishments include receiving national awards, participating on numerous advisory councils, writing over 200 publications, and extensive lecturing throughout the world.

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. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For lecture information, please visit

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