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Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society

Purpose

The mission of the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society (PBG&S) Research & Implementation Interest Group is to promote, disseminate, and translate nursing research with an emphasis on physiological phenomena, experimental genomics, behavior, nursing care associated with emerging technologies, and their impact on society.

Who Should Join?

Investigators who share an interest in research related to physiology and genomics (including epigenetics/epigenomics), including the relationship of such phenomena on behavior and society; as well as the impact of new technologies on nursing practice and society.

RIIG Communication

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

Meet the RIIG Leadership

Chair

Bincy Joshwa, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

Chair-Elect

Past-Chair

Alyson Hanish, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
alyson.hanish@unmc.edu

Grants Representative

Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN
Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
luz.huntingtonmoskos@louisville.edu

2021-2022 RIIG Awards

The Physiological, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIIG membership:

Please be sure to visit the RIIG Award submission site to nominate a fellow RIIG member today.

Opens:  October 7, 2021
Closes:  December 3, 2021, by 5pm EST

If the above link does not load quickly, you can access the RIIG Award Nomination site by accessing the main MNRS conference submission site: https://mnrs.societyconference.com/?conf_id=10006&m=user&h=home

  • Login using your email address and personal password.
  • Click on the Submissions box.
  • Access My Dashboard
  • Submit RIIG Award

If you continue to have issues, please be sure to call the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or email info@mnrs.org

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Provide an interactive forum to facilitate networking with members who have similar research and/or practice interests.
  • Recognize the contributions of researchers/clinicians who advance the physiological, behavioral, genomic, and societal knowledge.
  • Advance high quality nursing research in physiological phenomena, experimental genomics, behavior, and nursing care associated with emerging technologies.
  • Disseminate findings related to the societal impact of new technologies. Increase membership.
  • Provide opportunities for mentorship.
  • Encourage the use of Co-Chairs to decrease burden on one person. Additional committee member serving in roles (e.g., communications, spotlights/newsletters.


Recent Activities/Highlights

  • Distinguished Scholar Award – Linda Witek Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, received the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award – Alyson E. Hanish PhD, MSN, RN, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, received the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award


RIIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:

Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference

Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference

Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIIG minutes from the 2015 Annual Research Conference

 

Member in the Spotlight

Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN

Dr. Luz Huntington-Moskos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. Dr. Huntington-Moskos is actively building a research program focused on the intersection between adolescent health, environmental health and health disparities. Her current community-engaged research efforts focus on developing report-back strategies to promote adolescent asthma self-management through genomic and environmental health literacy and to develop adolescent-led interventions to promote health behavior change. She earned her PhD (2013) from The University of Alabama Birmingham with her dissertation titled, Blood Pressure and Tobacco Exposure among Rural Adolescent ages 15-18. In 2014, she completed postdoctoral research training on radon and secondhand smoke exposure with the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) program. Dr. Huntington Moskos has substantial experience working with vulnerable populations in under-resourced communities: 1) as a United States Peace Corps volunteer (Malawi ‘94-‘96), 2) as a Registered Nurse working in inner-city Baltimore and 3) with the members of the Navajo Nation at Sage Memorial Hospital. Her scholarly work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Preventing Chronic Disease, Journal of Adolescent Health and Public Health Nursing. Dr. Huntington Moskos is the Director of the Community Engagement Core, Center for Integrated Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Louisville.

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