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Family Health

Purpose

The purpose of the Family Health RIIG 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 RIIG 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

RIIG Communication

Groupsite Community Networking Platform: https://mnrs.groupsite.com/

Meet the RIIG Leadership

Chair

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

Chair-Elect

Kayla Herbell, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
herbell.3@osu.edu

Past Chair

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

Grants Representative

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

 2022 RIIG Call for Symposia 

The Family Health RIIG is proud to announce the following Calls for Abstracts for the 2022 Annual Research Conference in Schaumburg, IL, March 30 – April 2, 2022:  

Competitive Symposia 

Family Health RIIG: Family Intervention Under Construction: Designing a Strong Foundation and Building Family Interventions This will be an Invited Panel Symposia 

 Please be sure to visit the RIIG Groupsite discussion board to ask questions or seek guidance from the RIIG Chair/RIIG Symposia Committee. 

 All abstracts should be submitted directly to the email listed in the Call for Abstracts linked above.  

Opens: June 28, 2021
Closes: July 23, 2021 

2020-2021 RIIG Awards


Annual Goals

  • Increase membership and communication (using Groupsite) and social media

Overall/Long Term Goals

  1. Submit for competitive and guaranteed symposiums
  2. Develop a symposium in collaboration with another RIG,
  3. increase membership by 15%,
  4. Each year, highlight the work of at least 3 members of the RIG,
  5. Develop a pre-conference workshop specific to family health
  6. increase mentoring of early stage investigators within the RIG by inviting more PhD and DNP students and more networking (at least one networking event per year).

Recent Activities/Highlights

FAMILY RIIG MEMBERS ABROAD!!

MNRS Family RIIG 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.

RIIG Minutes/Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Family Health RIIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Family Health RIIG Annual Report from the 2021 Annual Research Conference
Family Health RIIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Family Health RIIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference

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