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Professor named to national research committee


A researcher with the Michigan State University College of Nursing has been tapped to sit on a committee that will respond to federal policy proposals impacting research.

As a new member on the American Academy of Nursing’s Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) Science Committee, Professor Lorraine Robbins will be involved in facilitating the process for nominating CANS members to serve as study section reviewers for the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

Her term will last through October 2025, with the opportunity for a two-year reappointment.

“I am deeply honored to be selected to serve on the CANS Science Committee to help advance the vision and goals of this prestigious national organization,” Robbins said. 

Aligned with the mission of both CANS and American Academy of Nursing, Robbins’ research is focused on improving health and achieving health equity among underrepresented populations, particularly adolescents residing in underserved urban communities.

According to CANS, it is “the national voice for nursing science … and works to be a strong voice of nurse scientists at the national level; support the development, conduct, and utilization of nursing science; and facilitate life-long learning opportunities for nurse scientists.”