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Dr. Mia Rochelle Lowden

Meet Dr. Mia Rochelle Lowden, NINR's First Chief Scientific Diversity Officer

December 21, 2022

Dr. Mia Rochelle Lowden joined NINR in August 2022 as the Institute's first Chief Scientific Diversity Officer, or CDO. The position is a crucial part of the federal government-wide response to President Biden's Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce, and its subsequent strategic plan on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, or DEIA.

Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunities: NINR Areas of Emphasis for Research to Optimize Health and Advance Health Equity

December 8, 2022

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has published two funding announcements focused on optimizing health and advancing health equity through research projects that are consistent with the scientific framework detailed in the NINR Strategic Plan.

NINR Director's Lecture Series

Video Now Available: NINR Director's Lecture - Health Equity

October 20, 2022

The video recording of NINR's second Director's Lecture of 2022 is now available to view. On October 11, 2022, Dr. Chandra Ford and Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto presented research priorities and the practice and policy implications of nursing research through the health equity lens.

NIH ComPASS; Health Equity

Funding Opportunity to Support the NIH Common Fund ComPASS Program Coordination Center

October 12, 2022

The NIH Common Fund has issued the funding opportunity announcement RFA-RM-23-001, Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS): Coordination Center (U24 - Clinical Trial Optional). A technical assistance webinar for will by held on November 10, 2022.

NIH HEAL Initiative: Helping to End Addition Long-term

Funding Opportunity | HEAL Initiative: Prevention and Management of Chronic Pain in Rural Populations

October 7, 2022

The NIH has published a new HEAL Initiative funding opportunity announcement encouraging UG3/UH3 phased cooperative research applications to accelerate implementation of effective non-opioid interventions for chronic pain management in rural and remote populations.

National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

September 2022 Advisory Council Video Available

September 19, 2022

Video of the September 2022 public session of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research is now available to view.

A compass illustration pointing at the words Health Equity

NIH Common Fund's Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program: Notices of Information and Intent to Publish

August 23, 2022

The NIH Common Fund's newly launched ComPASS Program published a Notice of Information (NOT-RM-23-001) and a Notice of Intent to Publish (NOT-RM-23-002).

Paule V. Joseph, PhD MS, FNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Paule Joseph Selected as the Inaugural American Academy of Nursing Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine

August 12, 2022

Scientist and certified nurse practitioner Paule V. Joseph, Ph.D. M.S., FNP-BC, FAAN, is the inaugural 2022-2024 American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Dr. Joseph's selection will be announced at the Annual Meeting of the NAM in Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 17.


Apply for FREE Phase I SBIR/STTR Application Guidance

August 9, 2022

The NINR Small Business Program is accepting applications for the next group of Applicant Assistance Program (AAP) participants. The free, 10.5-week program is designed to assist small businesses in preparing an SBIR or STTR application.

NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program

NIH Climate and Health Scholars Program

August 5, 2022

NINR is excited to announce our participation in the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative's Climate and Health Scholars Program, which seeks to bring climate and health focused scientists from outside the agency to work with NIH staff and build our capacity in the scientific domains outlined in the NIH Climate Change and Health Initiative’s Strategic Framework.