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Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal

September 04, 2020

This piece was authored in collaboration with the leadership across NIH and represents a unified effort to meet the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic with excellence and innovation.

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Biomarkers Identified in Collegiate Athletes that Could Help Predict Time Needed to Recover from Concussion

August 28, 2020

A collaborative study conducted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and multiple academic institutions has identified blood biomarkers that could help to predict which athletes need additional time to recover from a sports related concussion.

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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.


Building a COVID-19 Analytics Platform to Turn Clinical Data into Knowledge

June 22, 2020

The National Institutes of Health has launched a centralized, secure enclave to store and study vast amounts of medical record data from people diagnosed with coronavirus disease across the country.

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Dr. Jessica Gill and Dr. Kimbra Kenney Featured on Neurology Podcast

June 11, 2020

NINR Acting Deputy Director Dr. Jessica Gill and Dr. Kimbra Kenney of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences discussed their research on the American Academy of Neurology’s latest podcast.


NINR Acting Director Discusses Nursing Research on the Oncology Nursing Society's Podcast

June 09, 2020

NINR Acting Director Dr. Tara Schwetz joined the Oncology Nursing Society's Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, to discuss how Nurse Researchers are responding to the pandemic and NINR’s key initiatives in 2020.


NINR Research: Markers in Blood Can Help Identify Risk for Complications After Mild TBI

May 27, 2020

NINR researchers have found that molecules released into the blood following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be indicators of neuronal damage associated with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

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National Advisory Council of Nursing Research Member Ida M. “Ki” Moore Named Dean of the University of Arizona College of Nursing

July 24, 2019

Ida M. “Ki” Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, who has served as interim dean for the last 10 months at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been named dean of the college. 

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Nurse Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Award

July 15, 2019

NINR-supported investigators, Drs. Sarah (Collins) Rossetti, and Tracey L. Yap, were among the scientists and researchers named as recipients of this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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NINR Acting Director’s Message on Diversity and Inclusion

June 28, 2019

Acting Director Dr. Ann K. Cashion has posted a new Director’s Message, “Diversity and Inclusion in Speaking Panels,” which emphasizes NINR’s “strong support” of NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins’ recent statement that calls for ending the tradition of all-male speaking panels.

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