Are You NINR’s Next Graduate Partnerships Program Fellow? Apply for GPP 2015 Today!

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is an unparalleled doctoral fellowship training opportunity that combines the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Financial support and other benefits are provided for up to three years. NINR Division of Intramural Research Training Program Director Dr. Mary B. Engler encourages PhD nursing students interested in basic or clinical research to apply, noting “the GPP offers qualified students a chance to boost their research careers, working with world-class resources in the NIH labs of renowned scientists and enjoying a rich array of outstanding educational, career, and networking opportunities.”

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed all doctoral coursework as of August 2015 to be considered eligible. The application period for NINR’s 2015 GPP will close on December 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Recommendation letters are due on December 8, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

For more information, visit http://www.ninr.nih.gov/GPP.

Int’l J of Nursing Practice Seeks Editor

Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief

The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Alan Pearson, has retired and stepped down after founding and leading the journal for 20 years. We are therefore seeking applications for this prestigious position with one of the world-leading international nursing journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons. Ideally, the successful candidate would take over this position from January 1st 2015.

IJNP is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.

For detailed information follow this link.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Professional standing
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Broad knowledge of nursing on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Awareness of international ethics and standards for journal publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role

The main functions within this role are: leadership, manuscript handling and quality control, strategic development, and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the Publisher and the Associate Editors.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The Editor can be based in any international location but preferably in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will start work on the journal in January 2015 or sooner depending on commitments.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of IJNP, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you would bring to this position and your vision for this Journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future.

A description of the role and information about the journal is available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to: Sophie Suelzle, Wiley, Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia. Email to: ssuelzle@wiley.com

Applications to arrive no later than 21st November 2014.

Daily Writing (But Not Too Much Daily Writing)

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae professional development website and for her own blog, Tanya Golash-Boza reminds us that cultivating a daily writing habit is a evidence-based practice that produces healthy professional outcomes.

She offers ten ways you can write every day: http://getalifephd.blogspot.com/2010/05/seven-ways-you-can-write-every-day.html.

But she also observes that there is a point of diminishing returns (which is why what Robert Boice calls “bingeing” doesn’t work well): https://chroniclevitae.com/news/691-on-writing-sometimes-less-is-more.

She suggests one to four hours of writing at a stretch.

Call for Posters: Intern’l Forum, Quality & Safety in Healthcare (London, 2015)

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare continues to support and energise the movement for healthcare improvement. This four day event connects healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide to improve outcomes for patients and communities.

Conference details here: http://internationalforum.bmj.com/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CFA4&utm_campaign=Call%20for%20Abstracts%20Posters%202015

Organizers of the 21-24 April 2015 conference in London seek poster submission. Deadline for abstract submissions: 3 November 2014, 5pm GMT

Click here to submit a poster presentation: http://internationalforum.bmj.com/posters/poster-abstracts?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=CFA4&utm_campaign=Call%20for%20Abstracts%20Posters%202015

CFP: Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Abstracts due: 1st November, 2014 

Deadline for Papers: 1st February 2015
Prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness
Advances in Mental Health ~ volume 13-2 ~ August 2015
Edited by Kim Foster, PhD, MA, DipAppSc, BN, RN, FACMHN, MACN, Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra
Children and families where parents have mental illness are recognized as being at higher risk of a range of psychosocial problems. Preventive interventions, however, are effective and can substantially reduce risks and intergenerational transmission of mental illness and strengthen child and family wellbeing and resilience. Papers are invited, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region, for this special issue of Advances in Mental Health devoted to prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness.

This special issue is focused on extending the knowledge and evidence base on issues in prevention and early intervention for this group of children and families. Literature reviews including systematic forms of literature review, discussion papers, qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research reports, or papers debating issues of prevention and/or early intervention policy, practice or research will be included.

Papers from the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, East and South-East Asia are invited and may include:
Prevention programs or strategies
Evaluation of interventions for children, parents, and/or families
Child and family experiences and/or support needs
Future directions for prevention and early intervention policy, research or practice in the region
Mental health workforce practice in prevention/early intervention
Submissions
Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline, observing the Author Guidelines.
All papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The special issue will include articles of approximately 5,000 words each, and will publish in Advances in Mental Health August 2015.
Abstracts due:                1st November, 2014 to the coordinating editor: Kim.Foster@canberra.edu.au

Manuscripts due:           1st February, 2015 to be uploaded for peer review

Fast Writing

Gregory Semenza writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae website (free but requiring registration to view) recommends “Better Writing Habits in Just 10 Minutes.” Using Robert Boice’s “contingency management” (in which you schedule time daily for writing), Semenza recommends grabbing 10 or 15 minutes between doing other things (instead of checking Facebook or watching YouTube). There are three advantages: “It makes writing less daunting. . . . it makes you want to write more. . . . It helps you stay in the flow.”

Details here: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/616-the-value-of-10-minutes-writing-advice-for-the-time-less-academic

How to Get Published, or Not

Two summertime articles in Inside Higher Ed remind us of some basic principles for successful scholarly publishing.

Social scientist Maureen Pirog outlines key elements of successful research and publishing:

  1. Think globally.
  2. Create a good research team.
  3. Select a strong research design.
  4. Use good data and measures.
  5. If your paper has flaws, do not ignore them.
  6. Get to the point and write clearly and compellingly.
  7. Constructive feedback is your friend, especially before you submit your manuscript to a journal.
  8. Be strategic.
  9. Get it off your desk.

Details here: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/06/27/essay-publishing-social-sciences#sthash.598I3dTc.LoK0Sin9.dpbs

Humanities scholar Rob Weir takes the counter-intuitive approach, reminding us of the self-imposed impediments to publishing:

  1. Demonstrate your illiteracy.
  2. Assume your research is so important that it speaks for itself.
  3. Disrespect the profession.
  4. Disrespect the journal.

Details here: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/07/30/essay-mistakes-humanities-faculty-members-make-seeking-be-published#sthash.uqhK5T7O.dpbs

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