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Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG
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The mission of the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society (PBG&S) Research Interest Group is to promote, disseminate, and translate nursing research with an emphasis on physiological phenomena, experimental genomics, behavior, nursing care associated with emerging technologies, and their impact on society.

Who Should Join?

Investigators who share an interest in research related to physiology and genomics (including epigenetics/epigenomics), including the relationship of such phenomena on behavior and society; as well as the impact of new technologies on nursing practice and society.

Overall/Long Term Goals

  • Provide a lively and interactive forum to facilitate networking with members who have similar research interests
  • Recognize the contributions of researchers who advance the physiological, behavioral, genomic, and societal scientific knowledge
  • Advance high quality nursing research in physiological phenomena, experimental genomics, behavior, and nursing care associated with emerging technologies, and
  • Disseminate findings related to the societal impact of new technologies

Future/Three-year Plan...

  • Plan for the 2018 Guaranteed Symposium with a focus on the use of animal models to further nursing science

2017-2018 RIG Contacts

Chair Karen Kotz
Chair-Elect        Ruth Grossman
Past Chair Jen Rowell
Grant Rep Lindsey Garfield
Jorgia Connor


Recent Activities/Highlights

  • Distinguished Scholar Award - Linda Witek Janusek, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago, received the 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award - Alyson E. Hanish PhD, MSN, RN, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, received the 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award

2017-2018 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens: August 1, 2017
Closes: November 10, 2017

Distinguished Scholar Award (Description)
Early Investigator Award (Description)
Outstanding Dissertation Award (Description)

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair
Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary 

Click here to view the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG Minutes from the 2015 Annual Conference.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

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RIG Listserv

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RIG Group Pages

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