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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

New Members Join NINR Advisory Council

Grady and new members

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady (third from l) welcomes new council members (from l) Dr. Audwin Fletcher, Dr. Sheila Sullivan, Dr. Shirley Moore, Dr. Yvette Conley and Dr. JoEllen Wilbur. Not pictured is Dr. Karen Meneses.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

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

Dr. Yvette Conley is a professor and vice chair for research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Her research focuses on using “omics” approaches to understand the biological underpinnings of patient recovery and symptom development after traumatic brain injury, stroke and within the context of treatment for chronic conditions. 

Dr. Audwin Fletcher is a tenured professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. His research interests include childhood obesity, men’s health, chronic illnesses and the African-American community’s access to care. 

Dr. Karen Meneses is professor and associate dean for research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing and co-leader of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program at UAB’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her research focuses on dissemination of self-management interventions to improve quality of life among underserved (older, rural, younger and Latina) breast cancer survivors. 

Dr. Shirley M. Moore is the Edward J. and Louise Mellen professor of nursing and associate dean for research at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on designing and testing interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors. 

Dr. Sheila Sullivan is director of research, evidence-based practice and analytics for the Veterans Affairs Central Office of Nursing Services. Her research focuses on aging veterans in recuperative care.

Dr. JoEllen Wilbur is professor and endowed Independence Foundation chair in nursing and associate dean for research at Rush University College of Nursing. Her work has focused on midlife women’s physical activity and cardiovascular and psychological health.

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