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.

  • Dr. Suzanne Wingate
    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. Suzanne Wingate is Clinical Director and Senior Clinician in NINR's Division of Intramural Research.
  • Dr. Katy Meilleur
    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. 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
    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.
    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.
  • NINR Summer Interns 2013
    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.
    NINR's Division of Intramural Research (DIR) welcomed interns through the NIH Summer Internship Program. The interns worked with DIR scientists on research projects and presented their findings at the NIH Summer Poster Day.
  • Researcher with test tube in the lab
    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.
    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.
  • Two researchers in a lab; one looks through microscope
    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 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.
  • Dr. Nicolaas Fourie
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
  • Child patient with healthcare provider
    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.
    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.