Call for Comment: NIH-wide Strategic Plan

National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director
Bethesda, MD 20892

Date: July 22, 2015

Dear NIH Stakeholders:

In order to advance the NIH mission, we are developing an NIH-wide Strategic Plan. The goal of this 5-year plan is to outline a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. NIH senior leadership and staff have developed a proposed framework for the Strategic Plan that identifies areas of opportunity across all biomedicine and unifying principles to guide NIH’s support of the biomedical research enterprise. The aim is to pursue crosscutting areas of research that span NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

I invite you to review the framework in our Request for Information (RFI: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-118.html) and on the NIH website (http://www.nih.gov/about/strategic-plan), and to provide your feedback via the RFI submission site (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=46). I encourage stakeholder organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional societies) to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization/membership as a whole. We also will be hosting webinars to gather additional input. These webinars will be held in early to mid-August.

Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH Strategic Plan positions biomedical research on a promising and visionary path. I appreciate your time and consideration in assisting us with this effort.

Sincerely,

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH

IJMHN Seeks Editor

​​Call for EOI Editor
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Call for expression of interest (June 2015)

 The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN) is currently seeking a new Editor with expertise in statistical methods. The new Editor will assume responsibility for assisting the EIC from July 2016. The term of office will last two years, subject to agreement. The journal uses the electronic peer review management system, ScholarOne.
The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal that contributes to the evidence base of mental health nursing is the journal of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). The journal is ISI-listed. The IJMHN is published in conjunction with the ACMHN and Wiley Publishing.
Detailed information about the journal can be found at: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/ijmhn

The successful candidate for the position 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 candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Theoretical and practical experience of experimental research designs and statistical tests/analyses
  • Broad knowledge of mental nursing at an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Relevant experience in journal editing and/or through membership on editorial boards is desirable

Responsibilities of the Editor

The Editor will assist the EIC to manage and organize review for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In particular, the editor will provide expertise in regard to manuscripts that contain statistical methods and designs.

To Apply

Applications should include curriculum vitae, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position and addressing the key selection criteria.

Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sadira Campbell, Wiley: scampbell@wiley.com
Applications to arrive no later than 30 June 2015

A description of the role is available on request. Strict confidentiality will apply to all correspondences.

JAN Seeks Editor

Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN)

Because one of the current team of editors, Lin Perry, will be stepping down in 2015, JAN is seeking applications for the position to complete a team of five editors within one of the leading international nursing journals.

For further information please follow this link:
http://bit.ly/JANEd15

Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University, Kevin Smith has published Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers. Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and available in an open-access PDF version, the book provides scholars with a primer to intellectual property issues in the digital age:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/9780838987483_copyright_OA.pdf

 

Poetry Competition

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Section on Medicine and the Arts) is pleased to announce a POETRY COMPETITION in Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of National Poetry Month, April 2015.

The competition is open to students, health care practitioners, educators and the general public. Members of the Section on Medicine and the Arts with advanced degrees in English Literature will initially assess the poems; final judging will be by prominent physician-poets who are College Fellows and members of the Section: Jack Coulehan, MD, who will lead the effort, Kelley Jean White, MD and Wynne Morrison, MD.
Entries must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015.
● Participating poets are permitted one entry only.
● The poem must be written in English and be relevant to medicine, health, or health care.
● The poem is not to exceed 750 words.
● The poem must be original, not published or under consideration for publication, and must not have won a contest at the time of submission.
● The poem must be typed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and submitted in five (5) print copies, as well as emailed to Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Chair of the Section:  RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net>>>.
● All entries will undergo blind review and should contain no identifying information other than the title of the poem. When submitting a poem, a separate cover page should include poet’s name, current address and phone number, email address, and the title of the work.
● Winning poetry will be selected on the basis of craftsmanship, originality and content.
● Winning poets will be announced on The College of Physicians Web site: www.collegeofphysicians.org by April 1, 2015 and will also be notified by email.
● The top three poets will be awarded $500, $250 and $100 respectively and will be invited to read their poems at The College of Physicians on April 21, 2015. Unfortunately, travel funds are not available.
● In addition, winning poems will be published on The College of Physicians Web site and in a Chapbook that will be available through The College store. The College will retain copyright.
● Entries should be mailed to:  Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Chair, Section on Medicine and the Arts, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South Twenty-Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097
● Please direct inquiries by email to Dr. Soricelli: RLSoricelli@comcast.net

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.

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