Nov 30 2011

Honors, Awards, Accomplishments...

The following are among the honors received recently by RWJF Scholars, Fellows and Grantees.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Clinical Scholars program alumnus Christopher Elias, MD, MPH, has been named president of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program.

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow Kim Moore, RN, MSN, assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, in September. Previously, Moore served as the Medical Center’s chief operating officer and chief nursing officer.

Judy Berry, a RWJF Community Health Leader and founder of Lakeview Ranch, is a 2011 Purpose Prize fellow for her work with people suffering from dementia. The Purpose Prize is awarded by Civic Ventures, and recognizes extraordinary contributions in “encore” or second careers.

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar Alison Colbert, PhD, APRN, BC, received the Junior Investigator Award from the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA), at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Read more about the meeting and the RWJF scholars who were featured there.

Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAAN, also a Nurse Faculty Scholar, was presented with the 2011 International Society of Nurses in Genetics Founders Award, in recognition of her contributions to genetics research and nursing.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

Andre Churchwell, MD, an alumnus of the RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, has been named Associate Dean for Diversity at Vanderbilt University.

RWJF New Jersey Nursing Initiative program Scholar Sheila Linz, RN, PMHNP-BC, APN, was a guest editor for the October issue of Perspectives in Psychiatric Care and coauthored the editorial “Linking Homelessness with Mental Illness.” Linz also wrote a nurse education “teaching tips” article for the September issue of The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

Clinical Scholars alumna Tumaini Rucker Coker, MD, MBA, was awarded the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 2011 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship.

Tags: Awards & Accolades, Human Capital News, Medical, Nursing & Dental Workforce, Milestones, Nursing