NIH 1998 Almanac/The Organization/NINR/
National Institute of Nursing Research: Important Events in NINR History
November 10, 1985--P.L. 99-158, the Health Research Extension Act of 1985 became
law, overriding a presidential veto. Among other provisions, the law authorized the
National Center for Nursing Research at NIH.
April 18, 1986--Health and Human Services Secretary Otis R. Bowen, M.D., announced
the establishment of NCNR at NIH.
December 3, 1986--Members of the NCNR Advisory Council were appointed by the HHS
February 17, 1987--The first meeting of the NCNR Advisory Council was held.
May 30, 1988--The NCNR Advisory Council was renamed the National Advisory Council
for Nursing Research.
June 10, 1993--P.L. 103-43, the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993, became law. Among
other provision, it changed the center to an NIH institute.
June 14, 1993--DHHS Secretary Donna Shalala signed the Federal Register
notice establishing the National Institute of Nursing Research.
1997--NINR was designated as the lead NIH institute to coordinate collaborative
research on end-of-life palliative care.