The National Institute of Nursing Research appointed five new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. One of the five new members hails from Nevada — Jillian Inouye, RN, PhD, associate dean for research and the Tony and Renee Marlon Angel Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing and School of Allied Health.
Inouyes research program focuses on health disparities, chronic illness and cognitive behavioral interventions for lifestyle changes. Her funded projects include the establishment of the first online hybrid-PhD program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, several National Institutes of Health grants for interventions to increase the quality of life in people with chronic diseases and use of distance technology with a Tri-Service grant to prevent child abuse in the military.
Members of the council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying a diverse perspective from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law and economics. NINR, a component of the NIH, is the primary federal agency for the support of nursing research.
For information, visit www.NINR.NIH.gov or www.NIH.gov.