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Dr. Grady Discusses Role of Science in Health Policy at the 38th ONS Congress

November 8, 2013
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NINR Director Dr. Patricia A. Grady recently spoke at Hill Day, an advocacy training event held at the Oncology Nursing Society 38th Annual Congress. In her talk, Grady focused on NINR’s role in advancing nursing science.

“NINR-supported research informs health policy, disseminates best practices, and promotes innovation in all areas of nursing science,” said Dr. Grady. “NINR investigates which clinical, community, and system practices work best, for whom, and under what conditions. Given its impact on society, cancer research is prominently represented in our research portfolio.”

After citing several examples of NINR-funded studies related to cancer prevention and care, Dr. Grady discussed research and training opportunities available through NINR such as the Graduate Partnership Program, Summer Genetics Institute, and Fatigue/Sleep Methodologies Boot Camp.

Dr. Grady concluded, “NINR will continue to grow the evidence base for cancer and oncology nursing through patient- and family-centered research in symptom and self-management, prevention, caregiver health and support, and end-of-life care.”

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