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.
Groupsite Community Networking Platform: https://mnrs.groupsite.com/
Meet the RIG Leadership for 2020 – 2021
Alyson Hanish, PhD, MSN, RN
Shanon Dunovan, BSN, RN
Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN
2020-2021 RIG Awards
The 2020-2021 RIG Awards Nominations are now closed. Please be sure to attend the RIG Annual Meeting right before the 2021 Annual Research Conference in March 2021 for the announcement of RIG Award Winners.
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
- Increase membership
- Provide opportunities for mentorship
- Encourage the use of Co-Chairs to decrease burden on one person
- Use additional person to upload research articles of interest to RIG
- 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
RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary
If you are interested in learning more about the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG, please explore the minutes from the past meetings:
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG Annual Report from the 2020 Annual Research Conference
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG Annual Report from the 2019 Annual Research Conference
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference
Physiology, Behavior, Genomics & Society RIG minutes from the 2015 Annual Research Conference
Member in the Spotlight
Luz Huntington-Moskos, PhD, RN, CPN
Dr. Luz Huntington-Moskos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. Dr. Huntington-Moskos is actively building a research program focused on the intersection between adolescent health, environmental health and health disparities. Her current community-engaged research efforts focus on developing report-back strategies to promote adolescent asthma self-management through genomic and environmental health literacy and to develop adolescent-led interventions to promote health behavior change. She earned her PhD (2013) from The University of Alabama Birmingham with her dissertation titled, Blood Pressure and Tobacco Exposure among Rural Adolescent ages 15-18. In 2014, she completed postdoctoral research training on radon and secondhand smoke exposure with the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) program. Dr. Huntington Moskos has substantial experience working with vulnerable populations in under-resourced communities: 1) as a United States Peace Corps volunteer (Malawi ‘94-‘96), 2) as a Registered Nurse working in inner-city Baltimore and 3) with the members of the Navajo Nation at Sage Memorial Hospital. Her scholarly work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Preventing Chronic Disease, Journal of Adolescent Health and Public Health Nursing. Dr. Huntington Moskos is the Director of the Community Engagement Core, Center for Integrated Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Louisville.