Nurse-led Teams Innovating for Dignity, Capability, & Health Equity

About Us

inventR.N. was started by Rachel Walker, Ph.D., RN, an oncology nurse, gerontologist, and design thinker working at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Dr. Walker is the first nurse to be named an American Association for the Advancement of Science-Lemelson Invention Ambassador:

http://www.inventionamb.org/ambassadors/rachel-walker/

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-nursing-researcher-rachel

Click here for an NPR story about Dr. Walker’s advocacy efforts to highlight the historical and current work of nurse inventors:

http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/06/07/innovative-nurses

For more about Dr. Walker and the teams she works with at UMASS, please visit her faculty website:

https://www.umass.edu/nursing/faculty-staff/faculty/rachel-walker

And the Institute of Applied Life Sciences website, where she is Associate Director of the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring:

https://www.umass.edu/cphm/

Dr. Walker is also a faculty fellow of the UMASS College of Nursing’s NIH-funded P20 center for symptom science research:

https://www.umass.edu/nursing/UManage-Center

And faculty for the UMASS Institute of Diversity Sciences:

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/new-institute-diversity-sciences-awards

And a former Fellow for the Institute for Social Sciences Research:

https://www.umass.edu/issr/

Rachel Walker GSA 2015 poster pic.jpg
 

SPONSORS :

  • National Institutes of Health

  • Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

  • Rays of Hope Foundation

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 

 NURSES CURRENTLY IN OUR GROUP (check out their bios under ‘Our People’):

  • AnnMarie Moraitis, UMASS Amherst

  • Ellen Smithline, UMASS Amherst

  • Danielle Gould, UMASS Amherst

  • Sherily Pereira, University of Puerto Rico

  • Olga Ehrlich, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

inventR.N. was started by Rachel Walker, Ph.D., RN, an oncology nurse, gerontologist, and design thinker working at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Dr. Walker is the first nurse to be named an American Association for the Advancement of Science-Lemelson Invention Ambassador:

http://www.inventionamb.org/ambassadors/rachel-walker/

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-nursing-researcher-rachel

For more about Dr. Walker and the teams she works with at UMASS, please visit her faculty website:

https://www.umass.edu/nursing/faculty-staff/faculty/rachel-walker

And the Institute of Applied Life Sciences website, where she is Associate Director of the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring:

https://www.umass.edu/cphm/

Dr. Walker is also a faculty fellow of the UMASS College of Nursing’s NIH-funded P20 center for symptom science research:

https://www.umass.edu/nursing/UManage-Center

And faculty for the UMASS Institute of Diversity Sciences:

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/new-institute-diversity-sciences-awards

And a former Fellow for the Institute for Social Sciences Research:

https://www.umass.edu/issr/