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March 9, 2018
Cashion Named NINR Acting Deputy Director

Dr. Ann Cashion was recently appointed acting deputy director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Dr. Ann Cashion
Dr. Ann Cashion


She has been at NINR for more than 6 years, first as a senior advisor to the director, followed by acting scientific director and, since 2013, as scientific director.

Prior to her appointment at NINR, Cashion was professor and chair of the department of acute and chronic care in the College of Nursing, University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She joined the faculty in 2000, shortly after earning her doctorate at UTHSC.

During her tenure there, Cashion conducted research focused on clinical outcomes following solid organ transplantation, including early biomarkers of acute rejection in recipients of pancreas transplantations and genomic and environmental predictors of weight gain in recipients of kidney transplantations.

She also shared her expertise, mentoring numerous doctoral students on how to incorporate genomics into their programs of research and chairing an NIH integrated review group study section for training applications.

“Dr. Cashion has been instrumental in leading NINR’s Division of Intramural Research over the past 5 years,” said NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady. “I look forward to the vision and leadership she will bring to the institute in her expanded role as acting deputy director of NINR.”

Cashion will also maintain her responsibilities as scientific director. Her profile is available at—Diana Finegold

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