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Munn Nursing Research Grand Rounds occur quarterly in the Robbins Auditorium at MGH. Presenters include past recipients of the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Award as well as Nurse Scientists from throughout the MGH Community.
The next Grand Rounds will take place:
Thursday, October 12th, from 1:30-2:30
Thursday, December 7th, from 1:30-2:30
Thursday, February 1st, from 1:30-2:30
Thursday, April 5th, from 1:30-2:30

Robbins Auditorium

**Speakers and topics to be announced. Grand Rounds will resume in October 2017. Please watch out for email announcements, or contact for more information.

MGH Nursing Research Day!
SAVE THE DATE for Abstract Writing Classes in preparation for Nursing Research Day 2018!!
Monday, September 18th, from 3:00-4:00 in the Sweet Conference Room (FND432)
Monday, November 13th, from 12:00-1:00 in Founders 311

The Munn Center and Nurse Scientists Featured on the MGH Research Institute’s Website

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Fostering a Research-Intensive Organization


Jeanette Ives Erickson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is Senior Vice President for Patient Care and Chief Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital;

Marianne Ditomassi, DNP, RN, MBA, is Executive Director of Patient Care and Magnet Recognition at Massachusetts General Hospital;

Dorothy A. Jones, EdD, RN, FAAN, FNI, is a Senior Nurse Scientist and Director Emeritus of the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research.




Fostering a Research-Intensive Organization addresses how a strong nursing research agenda can impact patient care and influence the redesign of services needed to effectively respond to a changing healthcare environment. This book provides a comprehensive review to support the practice environment as an important place to advance nursing science through research by:

  • Providing examples of the MGH experience useful in explaining the importance of a nursing research agenda
  • Discussing the support for and the conduct of research applicable to nurse’s professional and personal development
  • Demonstrating how to design a research infrastructure and provide the resources, support, and organizational commitment needed to promote research in practice settings
  • Sharing ideas about mentoring, evidence-based practice, methods and evaluation, instruments development, and post-doctoral fellowships
  • Developing new funding sources, partnerships, team-building, and engagement in multidisciplinary research activities.

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