Dec 21 2012

Honors, Awards, Accomplishments...

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

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) named 70 new members and 10 foreign associates at its 42nd annual meeting. Among the new members with RWJF connections: RWJF Clinical Scholars alumni Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH, and Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH; RWJF Investigator Award in Health Policy Research recipients Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Jens Ludwig, PhD, Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, and Sara Rosenbaum, JD; and RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research alumnus Paula M. Lantz, PhD.

Sally S. Cohen, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico (UNM), has been named to the UNM School of Nursing’s newly created Virginia P. Crenshaw Endowed Chair in Nursing—the School of Nursing's first endowed chair.

Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, an alumnus of the Clinical Scholars program, was awarded the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Outstanding Achievement Award in the application of epidemiologic information to child health advocacy.

Robin Newhouse, an Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (INQRI) grantee, was appointed vice-chair of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s Methodology Committee.

Linda Olson Keller, DNP, RN, FAAN, an alumna of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program, was awarded the Minnesota Public Health Association’s Paul & Sheila Wellstone Public Health Achievement Award for her demonstrated leadership and contributions to public health.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Barbara Wadsworth, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, is the new chief nursing officer at Main Line Health in suburban Philadelphia.

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar Rosa Gonzalez Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Berman Institute of Bioethics named Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, the inaugural Anne and George L. Bunting Professor in Clinical Ethics, a unique professorship combining bioethics and the nursing profession.

Former INQRI grantee Gretchen Gemeinhardt, PhD, MBA, FACHE, has been named the director of Care for Elders, a group of organizations that focus on health care for older adults and family caregivers in Harris County, Texas.

Nurse Faculty Scholar Robin Knobel, PhD, RN, was invited by The Joint Commission and the Mount Sinai Collaboration to Advance Pediatric Quality Measures (CAPQuaM) project to join their Expert Panel on Care and Regulation of Temperature in the Neonate.

John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, an alumnus of the RWJF Generalist Physician Faculty Scholars program, is the first director of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC, an Executive Nurse Fellow, was recently named the Association for Professionals in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology’s 2012 Carole DeMille Achievement Award winner—the association’s highest honor.

In 2013, Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, an RWJF New Connections: Increasing the Diversity of RWJF Programming scholar, will become chair of Saint Louis University’s School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy.

Executive Nurse Fellows alumna Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, was honored by the University of Rhode Island—her alma mater—for her research on pregnancy loss and for creating the “Swanson Theory of Caring,” which seeks to empower nurses to deliver higher quality, patient-centered care.

Asthmapolis, founded and directed by RWJF Health & Society Scholars alumnus David Van Sickle, PhD, MA, was named the “Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2012” by HealthTech Capital.

Jane M. Kirschling, RN, PhD, MSN, FAAN, an Executive Nurse Fellows alumna, has been named the new dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, effective January 14, 2013.

Anna Beeber, PhD, RN, a Nurse Faculty Scholar, is part of a research team that will create and test tools for caregivers who care for Alzheimer’s patients, thanks to a five-year grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) made a surprise appearance at a local ceremony to recognize Debbie Chatman Bryant, DNP, RN, for being named a 2012 RWJF Community Health Leader.

Health & Society Scholar Julianna Pacheco, PhD, received a grant award from the Social Sciences Funding Program for “The Role of State Newspapers on Governmental Attention to Tobacco and Vaccines.”

Lauri Lineweaver, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, a fellow at the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at UNM, received the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award in the category of Education/Research/Academia.

Read more about the accomplishments of RWJF Human Capital scholars and fellows.

Tags: Clinical Scholars, Community Health Leaders, Executive Nurse Fellows, Health & Society Scholars, Human Capital News, Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research, Milestones, New Connections, Nurse Faculty Scholars, Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico, Scholars in Health Policy Research