AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
On the Cover
This month's cover features the 25th anniversary of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)—the nursing research arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (The NINR is also celebrated in our guest editorial by NINR director Patricia A. Grady and in a four-page timeline highlighting the organization's milestones.)
Clockwise from left: Improving outcomes for low-birth-weight infants and their mothers was one of seven priority areas identified in the 1988 National Nursing Research Agenda; NINR director Patricia A. Grady with then-U.S. Representative John E. Porter (R-IL), chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee and a strong proponent of medical research; then-secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala and the first director of the NINR, Ada Sue Hinshaw, hold a plaque commemorating the new status of the National Center for Nursing Research (NCNR) as the NINR in June 1993; director Grady at an annual NINR research conference; Doris H. Merritt (left), NCNR acting director, and Geraldine "Polly" Bednash, executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, hold a sign welcoming nurses to their offices in the Lister Hill Center in 1993; a student in the NINR's Summer Genetics Institute; Doris H. Merritt (left), NCNR acting director from 1986 to 1987, with Ada Sue Hinshaw, NINR director from 1987 to 1994.