News Release

Monday, September 15, 2008

Two New Members Added to NINR’s National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Two new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), the principal advisory board for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), were announced today. The NACNR meets three times a year to provide recommendations on the conduct and support of biomedical, social, and behavioral research that provides an evidence base for nursing practice. NINR, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports basic and clinical research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the lifespan.

Members of the advisory council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying a diverse perspective from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law, and economics. An important role of the council is to provide a second level of review of grant applications that have been scored by scientific review groups.

At the upcoming NACNR meeting on September 16, 2008, NINR Director Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, will introduce the following new members:

Marion E. Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is the dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing, as well as a Distinguished Professor in the school’s Department of Family Health Nursing. She is widely regarded as an expert in pediatric nursing. Her research has focused on interventions to assist children in coping with acute and chronic pain, as well as ethical issues related to informed consent and assent for children involved in research studies. Her work has been funded by several sources, including the American Cancer Society and NIH. Dr. Broome has written several books and book chapters, and her work is published in nursing, medical, and interdisciplinary journals. In June 2004, she was appointed as a charter member of the new NIH Nursing Science Study Section: Children and Families. Dr. Broome has served as president of the Society for Pediatric Nurses, and has been on the boards of the Association for the Care of Children’s Health and the Midwest Nursing Research Society. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN), and editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of AAN.

Captain Maggie L. Richard, Ph.D., MSN, NC, USN, representing the TriService Nursing Research Program, is the director of the Human Research Protection Program at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy. Since her commission in 1985, she has served in a variety of positions, including director of managed care at the Naval Hospital in Guam, community health nurse in Chinhae, Korea, and head of the Nursing Research Service at the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. Capt. Richard received her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she was honored with the 2003 Dissertation Award. She has also trained as an evidence-based practice consultant at the University of Iowa’s Advanced Practice Institute. Capt. Richard has received a number of military awards throughout her career. In November 2007, she was chosen to speak on behalf of military nurses at the 10-year anniversary ceremony of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, located at Arlington National Cemetery.

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