NINR and NIH Opportunities for Nursing Scientists

Aired on October 29, 2015

Webinar Overview

Join this Webinar to get an in-depth look at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) including current opportunities, specific areas of scientific focus, and future directions for nursing science. Donít miss this chance to hear directly from the director of the NINR and ask questions as you consider research pursuits.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit


Webinar Speakers

Patricia Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

Dr. Patricia Grady is Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Under her directorship, NINR aims to improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations across the lifespan. Research supported through NINR examines health care issues to develop an evidence base for delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. Major areas of study include symptom management of chronic illnesses, risk reduction, quality of life, and palliative care and end of life issues. Dr. Grady is an internationally recognized researcher. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and is a member of several scientific organizations, including the Society for Neuroscience, American Academy of Nursing, and the American Neurological Association. She is also a fellow of the American Stroke Association. She has publishes numerous articles and papers on hypertension, cerebrovascular permeability, and stroke. Her numerous awards include receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from the University of Maryland and being named the Excellence in Nursing Lecturer by the Council on Cardiovascular Nurses of the American Heart Association. Dr. Grady is a past recipient of the NIH Merit Award and received the Public Health Service Superior Service Award for her exceptional leadership. In 2005, Dr. Grady received Doctor of Science, Honorary degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina and Thomas Jefferson University, and Columbia University School of Nursing honored her with its prestigious Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care. In 2008, Dr. Grady received a Doctor of Science, Honorary degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. Before coming to NIH, Dr. Grady held several academic positions and served on the faculties of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Dr. Grady earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Doctorate in Physiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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