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Translational Science

Purpose

The Translational Science RIG membership includes nurse scientists who are affiliated with Clinical Translation Science Award (CTSA) activities in the Midwest.  A venue for nurse scientists engaged in translational research to network, collaborate, and discuss approaches to advance nursing science and nurse scientist engagement in clinical translational science.

Who Should Join?

  • Nurse scientists who are actively involved, or who have interest in, translational science activities in the Midwest.
  • While emphasized in the past, members may or may not be directly involved in Clinical Translation Science Award (CTSA) activities in the Midwest.

RIG Communication

Listserv address: translationalscience@lists.mnrs.org
LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6539640

 

2018-2019

Meet the RIG Leadership

Chair

Julie Weldon, MSN, RN
PhD Student, University of Iowa
julie-weldown@uiowa.edu 

Chair

Kasey Boehmer, M.P.H., PH.D.
Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic
Boehmer.Kasey@mayo.edu 

 Chair-Elect

Sabina Kupershmidt, Ph.D, BS
Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota
sabina.lupershmidt@usd.edu

Chair-Elect and
Grants Representative 

Teresa Wood, PhD, NEA-BC,
Program Manager, Ohio Health
teresa.wood@ohio.health.com 

Grants Representative

Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean of Research and Innovation; Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Research
happ.3@osu.edu

2018-2019 RIG Awards

The Translational Nursing Science RIG has not issued any calls for RIG Awards in 2018-2019.
Please contact the RIG Chair with questions.

2018-2019 Goals

Immediate Goals:

  • Maintain or increase RIG membership
  • Welcome and orient our new co-chairs elect
  • Maintain newsletter and other activities identified during 2017 RIG needs assessment

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Build membership, particularly among smaller, less research – intensive institutions.
  • Increase engagement in collaborative activities across member organization with similar translational science goals.
  • Build membership, particularly among smaller, less research-intensive colleagues, universities, and clinical settings
  • Increase engagement in collaborative activities across member organizations

Recent Activities/Highlights

Holli Devon, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing and Kristina Dreifuerst, Ph.D., Marquette University College of Nursing were the 2017 recipients of the Nurses in Translational Science Outstanding Researcher Award!

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

If you are interested in learning more about the Translational Science RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Translational Science RIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference.
Translational Science RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.
Translational Science RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference.