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Williams to Present on Capitol Hill

Kristi Williams

Kristi Williams, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN, was invited to present at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) research symposium next month.

OBSSR is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 and is planning a week-long celebration in June to showcase the past, present, and future of the behavioral and social sciences field.

Dr. Williams, who is the Sally Mathis Hartwig Professor in Gerontological Nursing at UI’s College of Nursing, will be representing the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) and presenting a poster about her research on behavioral and social interventions to improve care for older persons with dementia. Her presentation will be made during OBSSR’s Healthier Lives Through Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: a Capitol Hill Exhibition & Reception on Wednesday, June 24, in Washington, D.C.

Members of Congress, their staff members and representatives of scientific and health associations will be invited to attend.  

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The establishment of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) by the U.S. Congress in 1995 signaled the broadening recognition of the importance of behavioral and social factors in the prevention and treatment of disability and disease. Learn more at

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May 19th, 2015