FSU College of Nursing Dean appointed to NIH national advisory board

United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra has invited Florida State University College of Nursing Dean Jing Wang to serve on the agency’s National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Per the NACNR charter, the council advises the secretary and the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at NIH.

“I am honored to be part of the work of this council,” Wang said. “I look forward to championing collaborative efforts that elevate nursing science and improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities nationwide.”

The NACNR plays a vital role in shaping the direction of nursing research in the United States, provides the second level of review of grant applications and recommends to the institute director which applications should be approved and considered for funding. In addition to 15 appointed members, council members include the director of NIH, the chief nursing officer of the Department of Veteran Affairs and the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs.

“Dean Wang is a leader in nursing education, research and collaborative practice,” said Vice President for Research Stacey S. Patterson. “She is an ideal fit for the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. We are thrilled that the NIH has recognized her distinguished track record and is calling on her to join this esteemed body of experts.”

Wang is nationally known for her innovative approach to nursing research and education focused on digital health and aging in place. Wang is also an expert on using AI to gather data on an individual’s current lifestyle to predict what that will look like in the future with a “digital twin.” As dean of the FSU College of Nursing, Wang has spearheaded initiatives that foster excellence in nursing education and research. Her commitment to a high-tech, high-touch approach that emphasizes both technological innovation and personalized human care complements her passion for advancing nursing science in the new era of digital health and AI transformation in health and healthcare.

Wang is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, the immediate past president of the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association and serves on the Board of Directors at the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Association. On the health policy front, as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow and American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, Wang worked as a Senior Scientific Adviser to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Health and was a senior policy adviser at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.