Feb 27 2012
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Honors, Awards, Accomplishments...

The following are among the honors received recently by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) scholars, fellows and grantees.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health & Society Scholars program National Advisory Committee (NAC) member James Knickman, PhD, was among those honored by the National Hispanic Health Foundation as an outstanding role model who has transformed health care for underserved communities.

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, also a member of the Health & Society Scholars program NAC was named to a panel of external advisors for the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research.

Mary Mazanec, MD, JD, an alumna of the RWJF Health Policy Fellows program, has been named the new director of the Library of Congress’ Congressional Research Service.

Health Policy Fellows alumna Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, was named New Mexico Distinguished Nurse of the Year (2011) by the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence.

The University of New Mexico announced the selection of Health Policy Fellows alumnus Robert G. Frank, PhD, as its new president. Frank will take office in June 2012.

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar Maria Katapodi, PhD, RN, is the project director of a multidisciplinary team at the University of Michigan that received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study methods to increase cancer screening by young breast cancer survivors and their high-risk female relatives.

Kathleen Stevens, EdD, RN, FAAN, an RWJF Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) grantee, received the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International’s Episteme Award. It is one of nursing’s most prestigious research honors. As part of the award, Stevens will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in July 2012 at the society’s 23rd International Nursing Research Congress in Australia.

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Claudia Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN, was also recognized by Sigma Theta Tau International. Beverly received the honor society’s Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership.

INQRI grantee John Welton, PhD, RN, is the recipient of the 2012 Nurse Researcher Award from the American Organization of Nurse Executives Foundation for Nursing Leadership Research and Education.

Two Executive Nurse Fellows have been named deans of schools of nursing: Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN, at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing; and Beth Ann Swan, CRNP, PhD, FAAN, at the Jefferson School of Nursing at Thomas Jefferson University.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Mary Lou Manning, PhD, RN, CPNP, was honored as a finalist for the Pennsylvania Nightingale Awards. She was also elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Joan Marren, RN, MA, MEd, also an Executive Nurse Fellows alumna, received the Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Nursing Leadership Award at the National Association of Hispanic Nurses New York Chapter annual awards gala.

RWJF Clinical Scholars program alumnus Anthony Lehman, MD, MSPH, was appointed the new senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP, will receive the Academic Pediatric Association Research Award at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in Boston in May. Flores is an alumnus of the Clinical Scholars program, the RWJF Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the RWJF Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program. He is a member of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program National Advisory Committee.

INQRI grantee Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, and colleagues secured a grant from the American Diabetes Association to continue trials on TeenCope, an online program that aids teenagers with Type 1 diabetes.

Divina Grossman, PhD, RN, FAAN, a member of the Nurse Faculty Scholars’ National Advisory Committee, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Health Foundation of South Florida.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Lynnie Meyer, MSN, RN, was appointed by Kentucky governor Steve Beshear to serve on the state’s Child Sexual Abuse Exploitation Prevention Board.

An article in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, co-authored by Nurse Faculty Scholar Sarah Szanton, PhD, CRNP, MSN, was selected as an editor’s pick.

Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE, an alumnus of the Health Policy Fellows program, has been named Chief Scientific and Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association.

Clinical Scholars alumnus Marc Manger, MD, was named a “super doctor” by Phoenix-area medical professionals, an annual award that recognizes local doctors from different specialties.

INQRI grantee Nancy E. Donaldson, RN, DNSc, FAAN, received the 2011 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, an alumna of the Clinical Scholars program, received a Recognition of Distinction for Excellence in State Maternal Child Health Leadership Award from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs.

Clinical Scholar Christoph Lee, MD, MSHS, received one of radiology’s most competitive career development honors, the AUR-GE Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) Award. It is for junior faculty at the assistant professor level, and includes a monetary prize and protected research time during the fellowship years.

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