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A Message from Director Dr. Shannon N. Zenk

September 17, 2020

Dr. Shannon N. Zenk has posted a new Director’s Message on beginning her tenure as director of the National Institute of Nursing Research and leading the organization into the next phase of its history.

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NIH Taps Dr. Shannon Zenk as Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research

July 01, 2020

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, has selected Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN as director of NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research.

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NINR Message on Racism and Diversity

June 25, 2020

NINR Acting Director, Tara A. Schwetz, PhD and the NINR leadership team have published a message on NINR’s efforts to address racism and promote diversity.

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New NINR Director’s Message Highlights the Vital Role of Nurses

May 04, 2020

Acting NINR Director Dr. Tara Schwetz has posted a new Director’s Message in recognition of National Nurses Month and the vital role nurses play in keeping our nation healthy and safe.

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NINR Acting Director’s Message on the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

Acting Director Dr. Tara A. Schwetz has posted a new Director’s Message about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NINR Acting Director’s Message on the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

February 04, 2020

Acting Director Dr. Tara A. Schwetz has posted a new Director’s Message on the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

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A Message from Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak on NINR Leadership Changes

November 14, 2019

Read the latest NINR Acting Director’s Message, in which Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak shares important news about leadership changes at NINR, effective January 1, 2020.

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NIH Seeks NINR Director

September 16, 2019

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., ET, on Monday, November 18, 2019.

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NINR Acting Director and Scientific Director Dr. Ann Cashion to Retire 

August 20, 2019

NINR Acting Director and Scientific Director Ann K. Cashion, PhD, RN, FAAN, will retire from federal service, effective September 30. Dr. Cashion has served as Acting Director for the past year, and as NINR Scientific Director since 2013.

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Cashion Discusses Patient Care at St. Jude

June 05, 2019

NINR Acting Director and Scientific Director, Dr. Ann Cashion served as keynote speaker at this year’s St. Jude Children's Research Hospital’s Patient Care Services Symposium.

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