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
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
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.
NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge
to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent
disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by
illness, and assist individuals and families at the end of life.
For more information about NINR, visit the website 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.