October 19, 2011

National Institute of Nursing Research Names James Tulsky, M.D. to Advisory Council

James A. Tulsky, M.D., an investigator with the HSR&D Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center, has been named to The National Institute of Nursing Research's (NINR) National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR)—the Institute's principal advisory board.

Dr. Tulsky is director of the Center for Palliative Care at the Durham VA Medical Center, and his current research focuses on enhancing communication between oncologists and patients with advanced cancer. He is widely published in the areas of provider-patient communication and quality of life at the end of life. Dr Tulsky is a past recipient of both a VA HSR&D Career Development Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Members of the NINR Advisory Council are drawn from the scientific and lay communities, embodying a diverse perspective from the fields of nursing, public and health policy, law, and economics. The Advisory Council meets three times a year on the NIH campus to provide both recommendations about the direction of, and support to, the nursing, biomedical, social, and behavioral research that forms the evidence base for nursing practice.

To learn more, visit the NINR website.