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NINR Collaborates on 2013 Genomics Special Issue of the JNS and Webinar Series

February 1, 2013

Drs. Patricia A. Grady, Ann R. Knebel, Ann Cashion, and Lois A. Tully are among several co-authors of a manuscript that appears in the 2013 Genomics Special Issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. The article, “A Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science,” includes recommendations of a 2012 Genomic Nursing State of Science Advisory Panel, which explored ways to further genomic nursing science to improve health outcomes.

The article provides the framework for furthering genomic nursing science to improve health outcomes. A review of NINR supported research studies was one of the methods included in the development of the blueprint, which is aligned with four NINR Strategic Plan areas and “provides the platform for moving nursing science forward to address identified gaps and responsibly translate genomics into cost-effective healthcare outcomes.”

In addition to topics related to nursing science, the special issue, which was coordinated by staff at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute, contains several articles which highlight the translation of genomics into healthcare and the importance of the role of nurses in the application of genomics to clinical care.

A “Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science” is available at, and the full Genomics Special Issue is available at

Select authors will present on the diverse genomics topics influencing care across the life and health continuum as part of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship Genomic Nursing Webinar Series. To register open for the webinars, visit for more information about the series. Space is limited to 100 participants, but webinars are recorded and will be posted on GenomeTV (, NHGRI's YouTube channel. Webinar topics include:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 3:30-4:00 p.m. Cardiovascular Genomics

Dr. Shu-Fen Wung from the University of Arizona will present an update on cardiovascular genomics using three clinically relevant exemplars: myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease; stroke; and sudden cardiac death, and discuss the benefits and limitations of genetic testing for each, and describe specific implications for nurses.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 4:00-4:30 p.m. Overview of the Genomics of Metabolic Syndrome

Acting Scientific Director of NINR’s Division of Intramural Research, Dr. Ann Cashion, and Dr. Jacquelyn Taylor from Yale University will present an overview of the diagnostic criteria for the components of metabolic syndrome (MetS) including cardiovascular, obesity and diabetes genomic risk factors.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science

Drs. Kathleen Calzone, Jean Jenkins, Ann Cashion, and Alexis Bakos will present recommendations from a 2012 Genomic Nursing State of Science Advisory Panel. This blueprint provides the framework for furthering genomic nursing science to improve health outcomes. Suggestions for targeted research to build the evidence base of the value of genomic information will be offered.

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