Welcome from Wendy E. Johnson and Margaret Gettis the current co-chairs of the Parent-Child RIG.

Wendy E. Johnson, EdD (c), MSN, RN works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a Nurse Scientist. Ms. Johnson’s research focus is weight bias and stigma among pediatric healthcare professionals.    

Dr. Gettis works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as a Nurse Scientist.  Dr. Gettis’ scholarly work focuses on the following: pediatric pain and anxiety within the surgical setting with a particular interest in non-opioid alternatives to pain.

The purpose of this RIG is to provide a forum for researchers at every level of career development with an interest in understanding and improving health and family functioning from the prenatal period through adolescence. We welcome diversity in interest and methodological approaches in order to serve our membership by proving opportunities for collaboration, peer support and mentoring and notification of funding and training opportunities.

We will be meeting in June 2018 to discuss and plan the following:

  1. Identify Parent Child RIG members and areas of expertise
    1. Mentoring Opportunities
    2. Webinars
  2. Review how Parent Child RIG can help communicate with members
  3. Discuss ideas for dissemination