|NINR Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory
Council for Nursing Research
Three 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
advisory council 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, supports clinical and
basic 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 May 20-21, 2008, NINR Director
Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D. RN, FAAN, will introduce the following
Stanley Finkelstein, Ph.D., is a professor of
laboratory medicine and pathology in the Medical School at the
University of Minnesota. He is also the director of the Schmitt
Center for Home Telehealth, established within the Division of
Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Finkelstein
is an electrical and biomedical engineer whose research utilizes
engineering principles to develop monitoring systems for chronic
illnesses. He served as director of graduate studies for both Biomedical
Engineering and Health Informatics graduate programs for many years.
Dr. Finkelstein is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical
and Biological Engineering, and is a member of the Editorial Board
of the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.
His particular area of research is in the design and evaluation
of home telehealth systems for patient monitoring in chronic diseases,
home telehealth, medical informatics, and vascular compliance.
Diana E. Lake, M.D., is a medical oncologist
at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
She received her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School.
She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology,
and Hematology. Her practice is devoted to the care of breast cancer
patients, and her research interests involve all areas of breast
cancer with a focus on the development of new therapies, prevention
of cancer recurrence following surgery, and treatment of recurrent
disease. Working in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Medicine
Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and as the liaison in breast
medicine to Cancer and Leukemia Group B (a national clinical trial
cooperative research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute),
she is involved in clinical trials to develop better hormonal therapies
and improved approaches to treatment before surgery. Dr. Lake has
served on the NIH Cooperative Group Review and its Cancer Education
Marla E. Salmon Sc.D., RN, FAAN, is the current
dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University,
and will be taking over as the Dean of the University of Washington
School of Nursing effective Oct. 1, 2008. She was awarded a doctor
of science from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene
and Public Health in 1977, and received a master of science from
the University of Portland School of Nursing in 1999. She also
studied as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in
Germany. Dr. Salmon is a member of the Institute of Medicine of
the National Academy of Sciences and serves on the board of trustees
of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and on the boards of directors
for the Institute for the International Education of Students and
the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. She is a member
of the Nursing Commission for the Joint Commission on Healthcare
Accreditation and the editorial board for books at Sigma Theta
Tau International, the honor society for nursing. She is past chair
of the World Health Organizationís Global Advisory Group on Nursing
and Midwifery. Dr. Salmonís scholarship has focused on national
and international workforce policy and development.
The primary mission of the NINR, one of 27 Institutes and Centers
at the National Institutes of Health, is to support clinical and
basic research and establish a scientific basis for the care of
individuals across the lifespan. For additional information, visit
the NINR web site at www.ninr.nih.gov.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical
Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and
is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting
basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates
the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.