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2023 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge: Technologies to Empower Nurses in Community Settings

September 1, 2023

The Design by Biomedical Undergraduate (DEBUT) Challenge is an annual contest that recognizes excellence in biomedical design and innovation. The challenge is open to teams of undergraduate students developing technologies to address unmet health care needs. NINR funds the 2023 DEBUT Challenge Technologies to Empower Nurses in Community Settings prize.

Climate and Health Scholar Dr. Patrice Nicholas

Inaugural Climate and Health Scholar Builds Climate and Health Research Capacity at NINR

August 16, 2023

As part of the inaugural Climate and Health Scholars cohort, NINR has been honored to host Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, a teaching professor and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Profession’s Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health, and co-director for Policy and Advocacy at the MGH Center for the Environment and Health.

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New Funding Opportunity: ADVANCE Predoctoral T32 Training Program to Promote Prevention Workforce Diversity

July 25, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) and participating Institutes, Centers, and Offices are inviting applications to develop ADVANCE T32 programs to train predoctoral scholars from diverse backgrounds.

NINR Job Opportunity

NINR Seeking Tenure-Track Investigator

July 20, 2023

NINR is recruiting for a Tenure-Track Investigator to direct innovative research within its Intramural Research Program (IRP). The goal of this search is to identify a candidate who will enhance the development of novel and cutting-edge research aligned with NINR’s five complementary and synergistic research lenses: health equity, social determinants of health, population and community health, systems and models of care, and prevention and health promotion.

Advancing Social Determinants of Health Research at NIH

Advancing Social Determinants of Health Research at NIH Through Cross-Cutting Collaboration

July 17, 2023

The NIH-wide Social Determinants of Health Research Coordinating Committee (SDOH RCC), established in 2022, was created out of an urgent need to develop a coordinated strategy to propel discoveries to improve individual and population health, reduce health disparities, and advance health equity.

NINR Director's Lecture Series: Population and Community Health

Video Now Available: NINR Director's Lecture - Population and Community Health

July 13, 2023

The video recording of NINR's third Director's Lecture of 2023 is now available to view. On July 12, 2023, Dr. Sarah A. Stoddard, Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Paul Kuehnert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Health Accreditation Board, presented research priorities and the practice and policy implications of nursing research through the population and community health lens.

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Video Now Available: Health Equity Distinguished Lecturer - Daniel E. Dawes, JD

July 3, 2023

On June 29, 2023, Daniel E. Dawes, JD, Senior Vice President of Global Health Equity and the Executive Director of the Institute of Global Health Equity at Meharry Medical College, joined NINR with co-hosts NIMHD and NIH OBSSR to share his expertise as a scholar, educator, and researcher on health equity and social and political determinants of health.

NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program

2023‐2024 NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program

June 22, 2023

NINR is excited to announce our participation in the 2023‐2024 NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program, which seeks to bring climate and health scientists from outside the U.S. federal government to work with NIH staff and build NIH capacity in the scientific domains outlined in the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative’s Strategic Framework.

NINR Advisory Council

May 2023 Advisory Council Video Available

May 25, 2023

Video of the May 2023 public session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research is now available to view.

Director’s Message

National Nurses Month Director’s Message

May 12, 2023

May is National Nurses Month, a time when we celebrate the difference that nurses—and nurse scientists—make. In fact, the theme for 2023 is “You make a difference.” Both nurses and nurse scientists play a vital role in optimizing health, advancing health equity, and ensuring all people have the access, opportunity, and ability to lead healthy lives.