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July 28, 2017
NINR Participates in Capitol Hill Events

Dr. Bonnie Berger, a mathematician at MIT, serves as keynote speaker for NIH’s rescheduled Pi Day event.
NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady (l), Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto (c) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and Dr. Richard Ricciardi, senior nursing advisor at AHRQ, were among participants at a Nursing Community briefing on Capitol Hill.
 

NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady recently participated in three Capitol Hill briefings on nursing science.

At a briefing on the “Power and Impact of Nursing Science” hosted by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, several nurse scientists, including Grady and Dr. Jessica Gill of NINR’s Tissue Injury Branch, discussed the importance of nursing research. Representatives of FNINR, several nursing organizations and congressional staff attended the event.

During National Nurses Week, the Nursing Community—a large coalition representing nursing constituencies in America—hosted a luncheon briefing series, “Transforming Health and Health Care: Nursing Workforce and Research.” Grady spoke at the event, which focused on the contributions of nursing science across the health care continuum.

Grady also spoke at a congressional briefing for staff of Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Filemon Vela (D-TX), as well as a delegation from Texas higher education institutions, Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Cameron and Brownsville County representatives. Also participating in the session were Dr. Joan Wasserman of NIMHD’s Office of Extramural Research Administration and Neil Canfield of the National Science Foundation.

Neil Canfield of NSF, Grady (c) and Dr. Joan Wasserman take part in a briefing for Texas congressional staff members.
Neil Canfield of NSF, Grady (c) and Dr. Joan Wasserman take part in a briefing for Texas congressional staff members.

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