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Research Conducted at NINR (Intramural Division)

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DIR Organization

Kevin Camphausen

Led by NINR Acting Scientific Director, Dr. Kevin Camphausen, NINR’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is dedicated to conducting basic and clinical research on the interactions among molecular mechanisms underlying a single symptom or cluster of symptoms and environmental influences on individual health outcomes.

Office of the Clinical Director
The Office of the NINR Clinical Director is responsible for the safety, clinical, administrative, regulatory, and research-related support services for the NINR DIR program. The functions of this office are to ensure safe and competent clinical and research care of research participants…
Office of the Training Director
The development of a strong cadre of nurse scientists has been a primary goal of NINR since its establishment. Led by Dr. Pamela Tamez, NINR’s Office of the Training Director (OTD) prepares a diverse and talented research workforce and supports a variety of training opportunities for scientists at all career levels...
Biobehavioral Branch
The Biobehavioral Branch supports research into the interplay of behavioral, biological, and environmental determinants of health and wellness across populations. The research focuses on the following areas: Sensory Science and Metabolism Unit...
Symptom Management Branch
Developing new and better ways to manage adverse symptoms is vital to improving quality of life for those living with acute and chronic illness. The Symptom Management Branch is dedicated to improving the understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms of a range of symptoms, their effect on patients, and...
Tissue Injury Branch
The Tissue Injury Branch conducts clinical and laboratory-based studies on the mechanisms of tissue injury, including the identification of molecular targets and pathways activated in response to cellular damage, to provide greater understanding of the pathophysiology associated with tissue injury and identify novel...
Advanced Visualization Branch
The Advanced Visualization Branch (AVB) develops and evaluates augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) experiences to engage the participant in multi-sensory experiences and examine the impact on health behavior...
Symptom Science Center
The mission of the Symptom Science Center (SSC) is to promote the understanding of the biologic and behavioral mechanisms of symptoms to improve patient outcomes. The Center is led by NINR, but promotes collaborations across the intramural and extramural communities...
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