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NINR welcomes new member to advisory council for nursing research


Marjana Tomic-Canic, RN

The National Institute of Nursing Research appointed five new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research, the institute’s principal advisory board, including Marjana Tomic-Canic, RN, PhD. Tomic-Canic is a professor of dermatology and director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She also is a senior faculty member of the Human Genetics and Genomics Program, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program, and is an associate member of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at UM.

Her current research focus is the molecular and cellular mechanisms of wound healing, including human and diabetic models of wound healing, wound genomics analyses, generating primary cells from patients’ wound biopsies, local sustained gene delivery, cellular assays of wound healing and the histology and immunohistochemistry of skin, according to a news release.

The advisory council meets three times a year on the NIH campus to provide recommendations on the direction and support of the nursing, biomedical, social and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice. An important role of the council is to conduct the second-level review of grant applications that have been scored by scientific review groups. In addition, the council reviews the institute’s extramural programs and makes recommendations about its intramural research activities.

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