University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and Professor Karen Meneses, Ph.D., has been appointed to the National Institute of Nursing Research’s National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR), where she will directly impact the NINR’s continuing mission to promote and improve the health of the nation’s individuals, families and communities.
Meneses is co-director of the school’s Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program — the only one in the state — and will serve on the 15-member NACNR, which meets three times a year to help guide NINR’s direction, through 2021.
“It is truly an honor for me personally to be named to a national advisory board for NINR,” Meneses said. “This is also recognition of the UAB School of Nursing and its impact as an institution of nursing research. It is a tribute to being a nurse and a researcher, and I believe it will bring even more acknowledgment of the work we do here at the UAB School of Nursing and universitywide.”
She will provide recommendations to the NINR director about the direction and support of research that serves as the evidence base for nursing practice.
To achieve its mission, the NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illnesses. This research spans and integrates the behavioral and biological sciences and helps develop the scientific basis for clinical practice.