Susan Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and associate dean for research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, will be one of 20 scientists participating in the Genomics Science Workshop August 20-21, in Bethesda.
The national workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and the Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, will explore a variety of basic, clinical, and behavioral research topics relevant to genomic nursing. Recommendations and findings from the workshop will serve as a roadmap to the NINR and other institutes, offices and agencies in developing strategies for advancing genomics research programs.
Dorsey, an active faculty member in several campus-wide programs including Oncology, Neuroscience, and Genetics and Genomic Medicine, serves as the principal investigator of the University of Maryland Center for Pain Studies. Additionally, Dorsey’s basic and translational program of research in the molecular, cellular and genetic mechanisms underlying the development and persistence of chronic pain has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Pain Society.