Conway Chair Conversations

Conway Chair Conversations will engage us in lively discussions and demonstrations about developing scientific ideas, i.e., how this is done, issues that confront idea development, choices made about design and methods. This series of research discussions will focus on the evolution of three ideas. Each month, our featured scholars will share progress about their respective development of an idea. Attendees can respond to the ideas and influence their development. Additionally during each monthly conversation, one social or political force that can influence science will be discussed.

Upcoming Events:

Sept 7 2016 and September 8, 2016

Registration Link 

– Children’s National Hospital 2nd Floor – Bear Institute Vision Center

Time: 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM 

Contact: Pam Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN @

Target Audience:  Research Nurses, New and Experienced Investigators, Physicians, Clinical Nurses, Pharm D’s, and Allied Health Professionals

Title: Conway Chair Conversation's Program - Research Method Workshops

  •  September 7 - Research Mixed Methods this half day workshop is a favorite approach of ours that involves the concurrent use of qualitative and quantitative methods in the very same study. Special Guest Dr. Sharron Docherty from Duke University will facilitate this workshop. The workshop is free with limited seats.  Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours awarded for successful completion of the requirements. Dr. Docherty will offer a one-hour presentation on a special way to frame research using a theory called ‘Adaptive Leadership Framework for Chronic Illness’ as her example. 
  • September 8th -this half day research workshop continues and Dr. Sharron Docherty will focus on Case Study Methodology. This research methodology is the perfect match for certain types of clinical situations. This workshop will also be offered for continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours.  

Accreditation Information: Children's National Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Next discussion: December 2

Program Learning Objectives

Program Learning Objectives

  • Describe behind-the-scenes processes that contribute to the development, generation, and dissemination of research
  • Examine the process of creating, refining, and implementing collaborative research
  • Appreciate the social and political aspects of research and science
Past Discussions

Past Discussions


Topic: Types of Study Replication: Demonstration of Projects /Ideas linked to Selective Replication and Extension
Moderator: Peter Scheidt., MD, MPH. Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

View the webinar (1 hr 49 min 6 sec)  | Download Recording
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Meet the Scholars

Meet the Scholars

Jan Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN Jan Agazio, PhD, CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN
Jan Agazio is the Assistant Dean and Director of the PhD and DNP programs at the School of Nursing of the Catholic University of America. During her year at Children’s National, she will continue her work with childhood obesity and will be proposing art-based techniques to learn about children’s understanding of their diabetes, its management and its impact on their families.

Nadine Camp, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PCNadine Camp, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Nadine Camp is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Children’s Health Center  at Good Hope Road. During her year as a Conway Nursing Research Scholar, she will extend her research related to childhood healthy habits in primary care settings. This will include revising a research questionnaire, HER documentation of health habits, and a quality improvement initiative related to the clinical importance of an elevated BMI.

Vicki Freedenberg, PhD, APRNVicki Freedenberg, PhD, APRN
Dr. Vicki Freedenberg served as the first internal Conway Nursing Research Scholar and implemented a randomized, controlled trial of mindfulness in adolescents with cardiac conditions.

Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Jeanne Geiger-Brown served as the first external Conway Nursing Research Scholar and completed a study on RN nightshift fatigue and sleep and is now co-leading a translation team related to fatigue, napping and sleep of RNs on the nightshift. Their work will continue with us this new academic year.

Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAANPamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN
The William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research
Director, Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes
Associate Director, Center for Translational Science
Children’s Research Institute
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
The George Washington University

Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH

Peter Scheidt, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Translational Science, Children’s Research Institute.

Accreditation Information

Accreditation Information:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of INOVA and Children’s National Medical Center. The INOVA Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the MSV to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children's National Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by theAmerican Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.