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NINR GPP Fellows Participate in NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium

March 27, 2017

Two NINR Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) fellows participated in the 13th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium on February 23, 2017 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The annual symposium is the premier event for NIH graduate students to showcase their research to the NIH community.

From left: Stephanie Prescott, NINR Director Dr. Patricia Grady, Kristen Weaver

At the symposium’s poster session, NINR GPP fellows Stephanie Prescott (University of Virginia) and Kristen R. Weaver (New York University) presented the following:

Effects of Antibiotic Exposure During Parturition on Offspring Immune Development

Stephanie M. Prescott, Ernesto Perez-Chanona, Giorgio Trinchieri, and Wendy A. Henderson

Stress Perceptions, Physiological Correlates and Quality of Life, in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Kristen R. Weaver, Gail D. Melkus, Jason Fletcher, and Wendy A. Henderson

The goal of GPP at NINR is to encourage and support the training of nursing doctoral students who are motivated to undertake careers in basic or clinical research. NINR GPP scholars focus their dissertation research primarily in areas of pathophysiological mechanisms related to symptoms and symptom management, health promotion, disease prevention, tissue injury, and genetics.

The NINR GPP is a doctoral fellowship training program that coordinates training and funding for PhD students attending a school of nursing. The program combines the academic environment of a university with the breadth and depth of research resources available at NIH. Students complete all required coursework at their academic institution before joining the NINR GPP and generally apply between August and December of their second year. Accepted students begin their NINR GPP fellowship the following September. They then have up to 3 years to complete dissertation research within NIH’s Intramural Research Programs in Bethesda, Maryland.

More information on GPP at NINR is available here.

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