Led by Scientific Director Dr. Ann Cashion, 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. See below for a series of news briefs highlighting the latest nursing science discoveries, news, and initiatives of the NINR Division of Intramural Research.
News from the NINR Division of Intramural Research
Dr. Suzanne Wingate is Clinical Director and Senior Clinician in NINR's Division of Intramural Research (DIR). In her leadership role, Dr. Wingate directs the clinical aspects of DIR's research programs.
Dr. Katy Meilleur, a Principal Investigator in NINR's Muscle Disease Unit, recently played several roles 'facilitating and presenting' at the 2013 Cure Congenital Muscle Disease (Cure CMD) Research Symposium. The Cure CMD Research Symposium was held this past summer on the NIH campus.
Dr. Jessica Gill, Chief of NINR's Brain Injury Unit, has received a funding award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The award will support her research on sleep disturbance among service members who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury.
This past summer, NINR's Division of Intramural Research (DIR) welcomed interns through the NIH Summer Internship Program. The interns worked side-by-side with DIR scientists on research projects and presented their findings at the 2013 NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day.
A new study offers insights into how radiation-induced changes on a molecular-genetic level impact fatigue in prostate cancer patients. The findings may help researchers develop targeted treatments for patients suffering from cancer-related fatigue.
NINR researchers explore a novel non-invasive approach for measuring altered GI permeability in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that affects one in six people in the U.S. The results may lay the groundwork for a new clinical measurement tool.
NINR Division of Intramural Research's Research Fellow, Dr. Nicolaas Fourie, was awarded the “Poster of Distinction” at the American Gastroenterological Association's (AGA) Digestive Disease Week.
Dr. Brian Walitt has joined the NINR Division of Intramural Research as a Medical Officer. In his role, Dr. Walitt will provide specialized medical and scientific expertise for intramural research projects and programs and collaborate with other laboratories and outside researchers.
NINR study offers clues in identifying biomarkers related to chronic abdominal pain in children, which may lead to better diagnosis and targeted treatment for these patients.