The purpose of the Perinatal, Sexual, and Reproductive Health RIIG:
- To advance perinatal, sexual, and reproductive health nursing science.
- To transform perinatal, sexual, and reproductive health nursing practice.
- To enhance the careers of nurse scientists conducting research in areas related to perinatal, sexual, and/or reproductive health.
- To promote collaboration among nurse scientists related to perinatal, sexual, and/or reproductive health.
- To encourage and support nursing students related to perinatal, sexual, and reproductive health interests to become nurse scientists.
Who Should Join?
The Perinatal, Sexual and Reproductive Health RIIG is comprised of diverse nurse scientists and nursing students from the Midwest and beyond. Research interests in this section include but are not limited to childbearing transitions (e.g., antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care; breastfeeding; early parenting), sexual, and reproductive healthcare for all persons across the life course (e.g., women, men, trans masculine, trans feminine, gender non-binary individuals), hormone therapy, sexual and reproductive health policy.
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Meet the RIIG Leadership
Beth Spurlock, BSN, RN
Meghan Garland, CNM, APRN-C
Dalia Khalil, PhD, RN
Emily Jones, PhD, FAHA, FPCNA, RNC-OB
2021-2022 RIIG Award Winners
The Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health RIIG is proud to announce the following award opportunities to the RIIG membership:
- Senior Investigator Award
- Mid-Career Investigator Award
- New Investigator Award
- Graduate Award
- Undergraduate Award
Nominations are now closed and award recipients will be announced at the 2022 Annual Research Conference outside the Chicago area in Schaumburg, IL. If you have questions regarding the RIIG Awards, please be sure to email the RIIG Chair or contact the Executive Office at 615-432-0098 or email@example.com
Overall/Long Term Goals
- To increase membership in the RIIG and get members' research findings distributed
- Current members to invite their colleagues to join the RIIG
3 Year Goals
- To advance nursing science and transform nursing practice related to Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health
- To enhance the careers of nurse scientists conducting research in areas related to Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health
- To promote collaborations among nurse scientists in areas related to Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health
- To encourage nursing students with interests in areas related to Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health to become nurse scientist
Recent Activities/ Highlights
RIIG Minutes/Meeting Summary
If you are interested in learning more about the Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health RIIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Perinatal, Sexual, & Reproductive Health RIIG Annual Report from the 2021 Annual Research Conference
Women's Health Childbearing RIIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Women's Health Childbearing RIIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference
Women's Health and Childbearing RIIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference
Women's Health and Childbearing RIIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Women's Health and Childbearing RIIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Research Conference
Member in the Spotlight
May 2022 - RIIG Member Spotlight: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. JoEllen Wilbur
The PSRH RIIG would like to spotlight member Dr. JoEllen Wilbur, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, who received the prestigious 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) at the annual meeting in April. This award recognizes a member who has significantly advanced the profession of nursing through extensive research.
Since 1987, Wilbur has received continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1987 to conduct her studies as a principal investigator or coinvestigator. Much of Wilbur’s work has focuses on the relationship between on physical activity to reduce menopausal symptoms and improve women’s cardiovascular and bone health. Among the advances from her two decades of research, she has developed culturally sensitive, community-based interventions shown to be effective in increasing physical activity, improving blood pressure, and maintaining weight in Black women. Her work has been disseminated and replicated in communities in the U.S. and abroad, including South Korea, and modified for other populations.
Her contributions to the field of nursing science have resulted in more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, dozens of awards, and a considerable number of grants. Wilbur’s work has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Robert Wood Johnson Active Living Research, NIH and the National Institute for Nursing Research. She has served on study sections for the NIH, CDC and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Recently, she completed her service as a member of the NIH National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. Wilbur is also an active and engaged member of MNRS, where she has served on its research committee for six years, four years as the chair, and she is a past president of the MNRS Foundation.
Please join us in celebrating Dr. Wilbur’s well-deserved honor!