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NINR Participates in Capitol Hill Events

June 21, 2017

On April 26, Dr. Grady spoke at a briefing on the “Power and Impact of Nursing Science,” on Capitol Hill. Hosted by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR), the briefing featured several nurse scientists—including Grady and Dr. Jessica Gill of NINR’s Tissue Injury Branch—discussing the importance of nursing research.

Representatives from FNINR, representatives of nursing organizations, and congressional staff attended the event.

During National Nurses Week (May 6–12), the Nursing Community hosted a Luncheon Briefing Series, “Transforming Health and Health Care: Nursing Workforce and Research.” Grady spoke at their briefing on May 11, which focused on the contributions of nursing science across the healthcare continuum.

At the briefing, (which featured discussions on the contributions of nursing science to patient care, including data science and precision health), Grady presented on the trajectory of nursing research, as well as NINR-supported initiatives and research.

The Nursing Community is a large coalition representing nursing constituencies in America. Members of various organizations from the Nursing Community, as well as congressional staff, attended the event. Dr. Grady is pictured at right with Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto, Chief Policy Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Dr. Richard Ricciardi, Senior Nursing Advisor, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

On June 13, Grady spoke at a Congressional Briefing for staff of Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Filemon Vela (D-TX), as well as a delegation from Texas higher education institutions, Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Cameron and Brownsville County representatives. Also participating in the briefing were Dr. Joan Wasserman, of the NIMHD Office of Extramural Research Administration, and Mr. Neil Canfield of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The briefing focused on research and training opportunities at NIH and NSF, particularly for those just getting started in research and to promote diversity in research.

Dr. Grady is pictured at the June 13 event with Mr. Neil Canfield and Dr. Joan Wasserman. 




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