Alumni Award Recipients

2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Patricia Jean Moreland '03 '10 | Award for Nursing Education

Patricia Jean Moreland, a nurse educator and pediatric nurse practitioner, earned a master’s degree in nursing in 2003 and a PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing in 2010. She has many years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students and is currently faculty at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University.

Moreland’s substantive contributions in the area of nursing education are exemplified by her international work in Rwanda, East Africa. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Moreland joined the Human Resources for Health Program (HRH) to build a rigorous and sustainable infrastructure for nursing education in Rwanda and to build capacity in nursing leadership, research and scholarship in that country. The HRH, a groundbreaking 7-year capacity building initiative, was based on a mutually beneficial partnership between the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and twenty-five US-based academic institutions. In 2012, she joined the first cohort of US institution faculty to begin the initiative in Rwanda.

During her five years in Rwanda, she worked in rural and urban areas providing didactic and clinical education to undergraduate and graduate nurses and mentoring faculty. Moreland’s efforts were instrumental in the development and implementation of Rwanda’s first Master of Science in Nursing program. She supervised twenty student dissertations and mentored Rwandan faculty in research and scholarship. Under her leadership, more than one hundred master’s students graduated from the program. The program has demonstrated remarkable sustainability and many graduates are now faculty in the program and serve as mentors to future graduates. In addition, many graduates of the program have assumed key leadership roles within Rwanda’s Ministry of Health.

Moreland has also been integral to the advancement of palliative care and pain management in Rwanda. Enhancing capacity in palliative care was complex, requiring her to create an interdisciplinary team to understand the cultural, religious, and traditional beliefs about death and dying in Rwanda.

2020 Early Career Alumni Award Recipients

Allison Norful '17 | Emerging Nurse Leader Award

Allison Norful, an adult primary care nurse practitioner and nurse researcher, earned a PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing in 2017.  Her dissertation was entitled, “Nurse Practitioner-Physician Co-management of Primary Care Patient Panels: Impact, Perspective, and Measurement Toward a New Care Model”. Her published instrument, the Provider Co-management Index (PCMI), provides clinicians, administrators and researchers the ability to measure how well two providers co-manage the same patient across the health continuum. It is currently being used by clinical organizations and researchers across three countries, and is being validated with physician assistants, registered nurses, and in-patient hospital-based teams.  Her research provides new evidence about projected workforce retention needed to effectively meet the needs of patients during chronic disease care management.

Norful also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship funded from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health. She was the first nurse awarded this fellowship at Columbia and it allowed her to contribute to the advancement of interdisciplinary research training.

She was, also, awarded the prestigious Rockefeller University Nurse Scholar award. This competitive award is funding a large cross-sectional survey entitled, “Optimizing the Use of Primary Care Provider Workforce during Chronic Disease Care: The Measurement and Impact of Provider Co-Management.” This research may influence legislative and organizational policies needed to effectively utilize the existing health care workforce.

Norful has authored many publications and has disseminated her research internationally. She is a peer reviewer for manuscripts published in high impact clinical practice and health services research (HSR) journals.  A founding chair of the Eastern Nursing Research Society HSR interest group, she was also elected to the advisory board for Academy Health’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, a premier international interest group focused on nursing research and policy. 

As a joint faculty/nursing scientist at New York Presbyterian, Norful utilizes her research skills, clinical practice and administrative experience to mentor clinical practice nurses who are interested in nursing research.  Additionally, this past year, she presented to nursing students at the University of Philippines about the importance of researching nursing workforce issues.

In recognition of her contributions and dedication to clinical practice, evidenced based research, and mentorship of nurses, we are proud to honor Allison Norful with the Early Career Alumni Award: Emerging Nurse Leader.

Jasmine Travers '16 | Emerging Nurse Leader Award

Jasmine Travers, an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner and nurse researcher, earned a PhD from Columbia University School of Nursing in 2016. Her doctoral dissertation focused on understanding health disparities in the care of older nursing home residents and received the pre-dissertation award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2016. While at Columbia, she was actively engaged in a project examining state legislation and its effects on workforce diversity and she continues to conduct work in this area. 

Travers completed a post-doctoral fellowship for Academic Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she completed a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health. There, she was engaged in research related to the Individualized Care for at Risk Older Adults across long-term care settings.

Travers has authored several peer-reviewed papers in high-impact journals. She was a Jonas Policy Scholar and collaborated with nursing leaders at the American Academy of Nursing on initiatives, which resulted in published policy briefs. Recognized for her potential to improve long-term care delivery for older adults, she received the Douglas Holmes Emerging Scholar Paper Award from the Gerontological Society of America in 2018. Additionally, in 2019 Travers received the 10 under 10 Young Alumni Recognition from Adelphi University where she received her undergraduate nursing degree. This award recognizes young alumni who are already shaping the future and have achieved exceptional career and personal accomplishments before celebrating their 10-year reunion.

Currently, Travers is a fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University where she is preparing to be a change agent and health systems leader driving policy related research to improve health care. While at Columbia, she received a leadership award, and continues to mentor students. In addition, she serves as a member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia University School of Nursing. 

Most recently, Travers was successful in securing funding from the prestigious Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program supported by Robert Wood Johnson. This funding will provide assistance with her research involving older adults. Her area of focus will be on Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Health Disparities in Nursing Home Quality Measures. She also received a grant from the National Institute on Aging to study Health Outcomes among Racial/Ethnic Older Adults Receiving Long Term Services and Support in the Community Compared to Nursing Homes.  

In recognition of her contributions and dedication to clinical practice, evidenced based research, service to Columbia Nursing and mentorship of nurses, we are proud to honor Jasmine Travers with the Early Career Alumni Award: Emerging Nurse Leader.

Past Distinguished Alumni

2010 - 2019

2019

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Donald R. Boyd, Jr. '06 '17
  • Elizabeth Cooper '71
  • Nessa Coyle '81
  • Linda Kivowitz Glazner '64
  • Elaine Larson
  • Judith Mercer '74
  • Sarah Collins Rossetti '09
  • Tener Goodwin Veenema '80 

2018 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Jeannemarie Gelin Baker ’90
  • Susan Green Cooksey ’68
  • Ann-Margaret Dunn Navarra ’92 ’11
  • Anne Penland, class of 1912 (1885-1976)
  • William Daniel Roberts ’05
  • Margaret Walsh ’94

2017 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Jesus Casida '96
  • Lora Peppard '08
  • Rebecca Schnall '09

2016 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Amy Ansehl ’94 ’96
  • Susan Krienke Chase ’72
  • Wei-Ti Chen ’98 ’02
  • Jill Kilanowski ’77 ’82
  • Viola Gommer ’60
  • Wilhelmina Manzano

2015 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Joyce Anastasi '05
  • Christopher Comfort
  • Chana Engel '06 '09
  • Judy Honig '05
  • Janna Lesser '81
  • Annie Rohan '91 '13

2014 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Kathleen Barnes '89
  • Margaret Mabrey Craig '64
  • Rachel Lyons '07
  • Susan Levy Mascitelli '74
  • Charlotte Munck, Class of 1909
  • Beth Oliver '91

2013 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA 

  • Sarah Sheets Cook '05
  • Patricia L Riley '76
  • June Siegfreid '39

2012 

Awarded jointly by CUSONAA and CUPHSONAA

  • Janice Jones Izlar '06
  • Margaret Ada Mutch '36

2011 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Vanessa Battista '06 '08
  • Kirsten Malone '05 '09
  • Kate Rossettie '06 '08

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Alice Bonner '81
  • Faith Hawley Howarth '61
  • Betty Chin Jung '71
  • Christina Alvarado Shanahan '81
  • Holly Howard Stover '61

2010 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • My Hanh Nguyen '03 '07
  • Rosalie Perez '04 '07

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Barbara Decker '60
  • Virginia Shultz Humphrey '60

2009 - 2000

2009 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Jeannie Cimiotti '04

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Carol Heeks Brice '59
  • Sally Eckert Arbolino '64

2008 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Dawn Bucher '07
  • Velta Willis '04

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Brooke Serpe Ingold '68
  • Marguerite Wales '20

2007 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Bernadette Capili '96, '02

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Louise Greene Bobrow '69
  • Deborah Camp Wheeling '75

2006 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Amanda Segilia '02, '04
  • Glenn Wurtzel '00, '02

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Elizabeth Jones Davis '61
  • Jean Gleichenhaus Kressy '60
  • Margo Payne Leithead '74
  • Tania Shiminski Maher '81

2005 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Patricia Dykes '04
  • William Enlow '04, '10

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Elizabeth Kerr Hay '67
  • Anne Hahn Powell '65

2004

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Lawrence Landphair '98 '03
  • Roland Larkin '08

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Mary Masterson Germain '64
  • Dorcas Younger Koenigsberger '59
  • Margaret Krantz Stull '60

2003

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Mary Lou Ryder-Larkin '98
  • Catherine Tanksley '98

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • V. Eunice Hamilton Ellison '51
  • Deena Penchansky Lisak '64
  • Mary Katherine Brough Maroney '61
  • Carol Single Stilley '63
  • Kenneth Zwolski '78

2002 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Maribeth Leigh Massie '98

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Virginia Henderson
  • Marilyn Ceperano Liota '51
  • Karol Murov '67
  • Carol Roye '86

2001 

Awarded by CUSONAA

  • Roxana Sasse '92, '11

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Christina Browne '65
  • RoAnne Muldoon Dahlen '61
  • Jane McConville '51
  • Eileen McLoughlin Stiles '58
  • Shirley Simon Vollmer '53

2000 

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Cathy Bagnal Shimmel '71
  • Nancy Vendura '97

1999 - 1990

1999

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Ria Grace Hawks '74, '92
  • Virginia Hicks Barrett '64
  • Rosanna Forman Hess '74
  • Sally Ruffner Leiter '66
  • Mary Ellen Munsche Stanton '69

1998

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Cheryl Avellanet '71
  • Vanessa Noble Gang '64

1997

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Anne Brennecke '95
  • Deborah Koniak-Griffin '70
  • Lillian Turner '45
  • Helen Young '12

1996

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • E. Joyce Gould '68
  • Christine Tassone Kovner '69
  • Eleanor Lee '20*

1995

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Carole Birdsall '87
  • Phebe Miner Goldman '70
  • Mary Catherine Houston '32
  • Frances Donovan Monahan '66
  • Rose Ann Naughton '59

1994

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Ramon L. Lavandero '72
  • Shawn M. McCabe '88
  • Mary M. Petriccione '79
  • Florence Vanderbilt '27

1993

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Lea Ormezzano Battiato '54
  • Evvy Hay Campbell '70
  • Carole Smyth '85
  • Delight Mocas Tillotson '52

1992

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Elizabeth Wallace Brackett '34
  • Marie C. Bryon '17
  • Sylvia Carlson '47
  • Harriet Mantel Deleuran '33
  • Phyllis DiFilippo
  • Evelyn Elwood '39
  • Martha Haber Delano '49
  • Bettie Springer Jackson '67
  • Marianne Taft Marcus '55
  • JoAnne C. Messore Shotwell '72
  • Mathy Doval Mezey '60
  • Mary O'Neil Mundinger
  • Elizabeth Lloyd Graham '52
  • Marjorie Peto '26
  • Robin Roy
  • Mara Leslie San Antonio Gaddy '83
  • Helen L. Scott '27
  • Edith Schwartz Shapiro '56
  • Elma Clark Smith '36
  • Mary E. Windrow '40

1991

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Cynthia Kilburn Kelly '42
  • Margaret McEvoy '60
  • Marion Richardson Thompson '60

1990

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Ellen Davidson Baer '62
  • Eleanor Hall '36
  • Elizabeth Hahn Winslow '65

1989 - 1980

1989

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Penelope Buschman Gemma '65
  • Keville Frederickson Tomasson '64

1988

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Jacqueline Dee Pitts Bailey '85
  • Laurie Verdisco '58
  • Mila Ann Swyers Aroskar '61

1987

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Mary E. Conway '46
  • J.M. Ada Mutch '36
  • A. Faye Wattleton '67

1986

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Janet A. Alley '52
  • Patricia G. Archbold '66
  • Elizabeth Zawalick Hughes '60

1985

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

1985: Suzanne Law Hawes '59

1984

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Marion D. Cleveland '27
  • Lois Mueller Glazier '60

1983

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Dorothy E. Reilly '42

1982

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Cecile Covell '26
  • Elizabeth S. Gill '37

1981

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Grace Davidson '42

1980

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

Mary Wasson Britten '59
Helen F. Pettit '36

1979 - 1977

1979

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Dorothy M. Rogers '25

1978

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Margaret Wells '29
  • June Travers Werner '45

1977

Awarded by CUPHSONAA

  • Margaret E. Conrad '20