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Dean Ann Cary Represents Academic Nursing on National Health Research Forum Panel

Ann Cary, dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, is a panelist at the 2017 National Health Research Forum.

Organized by Research!America, the forum will be held Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C. The forum sparks stimulating conversations among top leaders in government, industry, patient advocacy and academia about current issues that could impact the trajectory of medical and health research and innovation. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN, represents academic nursing on the panel.

With such uncertainty regarding the future of our nation’s scientific enterprise, thought leaders will come together to discuss potential solutions to challenges that could slow the pace of scientific progress.

Moderated by high-profile journalists, the forum convenes the directors of federal agencies and other leaders within the research ecosystem in a setting where the audience may hear from, ask questions of and interact with those who are advancing medical innovation and public health. The panel will be live-streamed on the day of the event.

‘’I am honored to have been selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to engage with colleagues on these panels and think tank sessions of Research!America to further the national policy and research agenda in the United States as it relates to health, health care and research,” Cary said. “Targeted investments in health care and biomedical research ensures the discovery and application of what prevents, contributes to and cures; which, advances the health of the public in the United States and globally. Clearly, the voices of public and private entities and the interprofessional perspectives of scientists and policy makers are necessary to advance and accelerate an effective outcome of research investments for the public.”