Media Advisory

Friday, September 9, 2016

Scientific Symposium, New Strategic Plan Mark National Institute of Nursing Research’s 30th Anniversary


The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) will present Advancing Science, Improving Lives: A Window to the Future.” This scientific symposium will feature distinguished scientific speakers and include panel discussions on the science of sleep and precision health.

NINR’s new strategic plan will be released, detailing the Institute’s priorities for the conduct and support of future nursing science. The Plan will be available for download at after the event.

The event will bring together scientists, healthcare professionals, and members of the public to examine the advancements in nursing science that build the foundation for clinical practice and enhance the health of the nation.


The Washington Hilton. 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  EDT

More Information

The event is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. Online registration is now closed but on-site registration will be available at the event.

For more information and to view the agenda, visit

Who Should Attend

Nursing faculty, scientists, healthcare professionals, 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, PhD, RN, Director, NINR; Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; David F. Dinges, PhD, Director of the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Nancy Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Beatrice Renfield Term Professor of Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing; Terri Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing; Yvette Conley, PhD, Vice Chair for Research, Health Promotion & Development, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing; Bernice L. Coleman, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; Jessica M. Gill, PhD, RN, Tenure-Track Investigator and Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, NINR Division of Intramural Research.

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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