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NINR Welcomes New Members To Advisory Council

NINR group poses together
NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady (third from l) welcomes new council members (from l) Dr. Rita Pickler, Dr. George Demiris, Dr. Aaron Buseh, Dr. Deborah Koniak-Griffin, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld and Dr. Kathryn Bowles.

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady recently welcomed six new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research:

Dr. Kathryn H. Bowles is the vanAmeringen professor in nursing excellence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and vice president and director of the Center for Home Care Policy and Research at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Her program of research examines decision-making supported by information technology to improve care for older adults.

Dr. Aaron G. Buseh is professor of nursing and director of the Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing. His program of research focuses on conducting population-based, multidisciplinary studies aimed at reducing the effects of health disparities within ethnic minority communities. 

Dr. George Demiris is the alumni endowed professor in nursing at the School of Nursing and Biomedical and Health Informatics at the School of Medicine, University of Washington. His research interests include the design and evaluation of home-based technologies for older adults and patients with chronic conditions and disabilities and the use of informatics to support patients and caregivers in home care and hospice.

Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld is a research scientist in the U.S. Air Force. She is currently executive director of the TriService Nursing Research Program at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Deborah Koniak-Griffin is professor and Audrienne H. Moseley endowed chair in women’s health research and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing. Her work is advancing understanding of methods to eliminate health disparities through health promotion interventions with vulnerable populations, including pregnant/parenting adolescents and Latina women.

Dr. Rita H. Pickler is the FloAnn Sours Easton professor of child and adolescent health and director of the Ph.D. and M.S. in nursing science programs at Ohio State University College of Nursing. Her research focuses on the care of the preterm infant with a focus on improving neurodevelopmental outcomes. 

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