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Family Health

Purpose

The purpose of the Family Health RIG is to advance family science by facilitating networking and partnerships between members, fostering the quality of the research conducted to advance family science, and facilitating dissemination of the research of section members. The Family Health RIG will continue to provide continuity as a “intellectual home and center of connectedness” for a core of nurse researches committed to extending family science.

Who Should Join?

Researchers interested in family health research

RIG Communication

Listserv address: familysection@lists.mnrs.org
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6540404

 

Meet the RIG Leadership for 2020 – 2021

Chair

Valerie Toly, PhD, RN 
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
vab@case.edu

Co-Chair-Elect

Tammy Neiman, PhD, RN-BC 
Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University Mankato
tammy.neiman@mnsu.edu

Co-Chair-Elect

Natalie McAndrew, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
mcandre3@uwm.edu

Past Co-Chair

Monique Ridosh, PhD, RN 
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago
mridosh@luc.edu

Past Co-Chair

Kim Whitmore, PhD, RN, CPN 
Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison
kim.whitmore@wisc.edu

Grants Representative

Barbara Giambra, PhD, RN, CPNP
Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center 
Barbara.Giambra@cchmc.org

2019-2020 RIG Awards

Family Health:
Early Career Investigator Award
Kayla Herbell, PhD, RN
The Ohio State University

2020 – 2021 Goals

  • Establish communication using new platform.
  • Continue highlighting RIG members.
  • Curate and archive RIG activities since 2002.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Establish workgroup for the development and use of common data elements that advance family science.
  • Continue collaboration across RIGs to support advancement of family nursing science.

Recent Activities/Highlights

FAMILY RIG MEMBERS ABROAD!!

MNRS Family RIG members attending the International Family Nursing Conference in Pamplona Spain.
Pictured: Sandra Eggenberger, Joan Totka, Rachel Schiffman, Kathy Sawin, Marilyn Swan, Norah Johnson, and Monique Ridosh.

RIG Minutes/Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Family Health RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Family Health RIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Family Health RIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference

Family Health RIG minutes from the 2019 Annual Research Conference
Family Health RIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference
Family Health RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Family Health RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference