Suzanne Bakken, DNSc, will receive the 2008 Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award from the University of California at San Francisco, where she received her masterís and doctoral degrees. The award recognizes a UCSF School of Nursing faculty member or graduate who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing science and research.
Kristine Gebbie, DrPH was selected to receive the United Hospital Fundís 2008 Distinguished Trustee Award for her outstanding service to Lutheran HealthCare. She will be honored on April 28 at the Fundís annual Tribute to Hospital Trustees.
Janet Haas, DSNc, RN, a recent CUSON graduate, received the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) Advanced Practice Infection Control Professional Award at its 18th Annual meeting, April 5-8, 2008.
Rita Marie John, DNP, CPNP, was elected as a new fellow in the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy. The Garvey Academy honors the best among CUMC faculty educators. Appointment as a Garvey Fellow is a prestigious honor that recognizes not only quality teaching, but also full engagement in CUMCís mission. Dr. John joins Drs.
Byrne, Currie, Dohrn, and Smaldone, all CUSON faculty members elected to the Teaching Academy.
Elaine Larson, PhD received the 2008 Eastern Nursing Research Societyís Distinguished Contribution to Nursing Research Award. She was honored at the March 28 ENRS 20th Annual Scientific Sessions.
Dr. Larson will also receive a 2008 GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award. This award recognizes significant contributions that influence acute and critical care nursing and that exemplify a pioneering spirit. The award will be presented during the May 5 opening session of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Chicago.
Diane K. Pastor, DNSc, MBA, RN won the 1st place Doctoral student oral presentation award at the Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions for presentation, ďDecision Making by Elderly, Community-Dwelling Spousal Caregivers about Long-Term Care Placement for their Spouses with Alzheimerís Disease.
Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, was a speaker at the CUMC Leadership
Retreat in October 2007 to raise awareness on campus about Columbiaís CTSA
Award and opportunities for cross-disciplinary Research. She presented on
the CTSA resource which she directs, "Pilot and Collaborative Studies Resource."
1st year DNSc student Rebecca Schnall, RN, MPH, MBA has won the American College of Legal Medicine's 2007 Hirsch Award for Outstanding Writing by a student in dentistry, podiatry, nursing, pharmacy, health science, health care administration, or public health. She will receive a $1,000 cash prize for her paper, "The Ethical implications of decision-making for the treatment of extremely premature infants at the threshold of viability", written for her Ethics course.
Arlene Smaldone, DNSc, CPNP, CDE, was appointed Treasurer of the Eastern Nursing Research Society
CUSON Students Erin Nash, Kelly Neale, Kevin New, and Marie Zilius won 1st Place in the BS/MS Student Poster category at the 20th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions for their poster, "Cancer Mortality and PCE Exposure in Dry Cleaning and Laundry Workers"
"Implementing Evidence Based Nursing with Student Nurses and Clinicians to Improve Patient Care," by CUSON students Pamela de Cordova, Sarah Collins, and Lora Peppard, with co-authors Leanne
Currie, Patricia Stone, and Mary Walsh won 2nd Place in the Early Doctoral Student Poster category at the 20th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions.