UND’s Anderson named to National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

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Julie Anderson, associate professor of nursing at the University of North Dakota, is one of five new members named to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), the principal advisory board for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).

Members of the council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying a diverse perspective from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law, and economics. NINR, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the primary federal agency for the support of nursing research.

The NACNR meets three times a year on the NIH campus to provide recommendations on the direction and support of the nursing, biomedical, social, and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice. An important role of the council is to conduct a second level of review of grant applications that have been scored by scientific review groups. In addition, the council reviews the institute's extramural programs and makes recommendations about its intramural research activities.

Anderson previously served as associate dean for Graduate Studies, director of the Ph.D. program, and interim dean of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. She has extensive experience in neonatal intensive care, serving as a transport nurse and a clinical resource nurse. Her primary research interests center around skin and wound care.

Anderson has authored or co-authored over 40 articles and several book chapters on topics ranging from venous, arterial, and pressure ulcers, pressure mapping, support surfaces, maggots and honey as wound treatments, and palliative wound care. She serves on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Master's Committee and is an American Council on Education Fellow.

The other four members named to the advisory council are:

Susan Gennaro, dean and professor of the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College.William L. Holzemer, professor and dean at the Rutgers University College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Newark.Anne Rosenfeld, professor and associate dean for Research at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, Tucson.Col. Bruce A. Schoneboom, associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Uniformed Services University (USU) Graduate School of Nursing, Bethesda, Md.

NINR supports basic and clinical research that develops the knowledge to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and enhance end-of-life and palliative care.

NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.