National Institute of Nursing Research

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Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., FAAN, is the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research.
August 17, 2023

Meet the Director: Shannon N. Zenk, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., FAAN, National Institute of Nursing Research

Nursing is the largest health care workforce in the United States. As Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research ...

Meet the Director, Health Disparities
A palliative care team can include nurses, social workers, and doctors.
April 15, 2021

Who's on your palliative care team?

Palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Think of it as a support...

Palliative Care

Palliative care can help with symptom management, social support, and counseling.
March 30, 2021

3 tips for families considering palliative care

Patients and their families who have heard about the value of palliative care often have many questions about it. Jeri...

Palliative Care
Barbara and Jake Swoyer near their home in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
March 04, 2021

Comfort care for kids and their families: A mother’s story

When Jake Swoyer was born in 1995, he seemed like any other healthy baby boy. His family—parents, John and Barbara Swoyer,...

Palliative Care

Palliative care researcher Jean Kutner, M.D., in her lab at the University of Colorado.
March 02, 2021

New research on palliative care and COVID-19

Jean Kutner, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is a well-known expert...

Palliative Care
Family caregivers can include people like spouses, children, and neighbors.
January 26, 2021

Comforting and supporting caregivers

Some of the greatest challenges in patient care involve helping people improve their quality of life as they cope with...

Palliative Care

Palliative care offers support for people at any age who have a serious illness.
October 27, 2020

What is palliative care?

Palliative care offers care and support from a team of health providers such as doctors, nurses, and social workers. Palliative...

Palliative Care
September 14, 2018

NIH studies explore intersection of art, music, and health

Though funding opportunities supported by NIH and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of Sound Health were...

Sound Health

April 25, 2018

10 NIH research highlights

At any given time, NIH is funding thousands of research studies and clinical trials across the U.S. Some studies...

NIH Research
April 24, 2018

Caregiving: It takes a village

Do you remind a family member or friend to take a life-saving medication each day? Do you spend time helping...


Personal Story

Marguerite and David Kaye on a recent vacation.
April 24, 2018

A couple’s caregiving journey

David Kaye never thought anything could hurt him. He spent 25 years in the Army as a Green Beret and served...

Caregivers, Personal Story
Leeza Gibbons
April 23, 2018

Caregiving isn’t a solo sport

Leeza Gibbons is a leading TV talk show host, entertainment reporter, and best-selling author, but she has another role: caregiver. ...

Caregivers, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature