Media Advisory

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

National Institute of Nursing Research commemorates 30th anniversary with “Advancing Science, Improving Lives” scientific symposium


Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) NIH campus, Bethesda, Maryland. Information about visiting the NIH campus is available at:


Tuesday, October 13, 2015; 8:00 a.m. — 3:45 p.m. EST

More Information

The program is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required.
For more information about the symposium, please visit: Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration is still available the day of the event starting at 8:00 am.

Who Should Attend

Nursing faculty, graduate students, health research and nursing organizations, members of the public, members of the media and bloggers with a focus in health, science, or nursing.


Patricia A. Grady, Ph.D., R.N., Director, NINR; Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, NIH; Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Colleges of Nursing; Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); Hannah Valantine, M.D., Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, NIH; Bill Novelli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

About the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR): 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 enhance end-of-life and palliative care. For more information about NINR, visit the website at

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): 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. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit

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