The UW School of Nursing is proud to announce the following awards received by our faculty.
Gaylene Altman, associate professor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, received the UW School of Nursing Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.The award criteria includes the quality of student Interactions and the teaching approach.
Maggie Baker, associate professor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, was named a Gerontological Society of America fellow. Fellowship is peer recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology and represents the highest class of membership. This distinction comes at varying points of a person’s career for diverse activities that include research, teaching, administration, public services, practice, and notable participation in the society.
Wendy Barrington, assistant professor in Psychosocial & Community Health, presented a poster of her Teaching Scholars work at the 11th annual UW Teaching & Learning Symposium in April.
Betty Bekemeier, associate professor in Psychosocial & Community Health, received the Public Health Systems Research Article of the Year award for her article, Targeted Health Department Expenditures Benefit Birth Outcomes at the County Level, from AcademyHealth, a membership organization representing the broad community of people and organizations who conduct and use health services research to improve health and healthcare. The article appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Elizabeth Bridges, associate professor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, was named the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2015 Distinguished Research Lecturer. Her presentation, Research at the Bedside: It Makes a Difference, was delivered in May at the AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition.
Pamela Stitzlein Davies, clinical faculty in Psychosocial & Community Health, received the distinguished practitioner award at the UW School of Nursing Nurses Recognition Banquet. The award honors a nurse who demonstrates excellence in nursing care, serves as an advocate for patients, families, and/or communities, makes a recognizable difference through his or her practice and embodies the essence of the nursing profession.
Ardith Doorenbos, professor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, received the Excellence in Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, Kappa Iota chapter. The award is given to a member who has contributed to nursing by conducting distinguished research in nursing, communicating nursing research findings, writing scholarly works related to nursing theory and/or nursing research, giving evidence of a history of nursing research activities and encouraging research activities within STTI, nursing and/or the public.
Josephine Ensign, associate professor in Psychosocial and Community Health, received a 4Culture Heritage Award that fully funds her project, Skid Road, a narrative history of Harborview Medical Center and charity healthcare in King County. Her essay about the history of Harborview, The Hospital on Profanity Hill, was published in the medical humanities journal, Hektoen International.
Sindy Jo, clinical instructor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, received the UW School of Nursing Excellence in Promoting Diversity through Teaching award. The award criteria includes subject matter knowledge, a commitment to diversity, respect for all, values students and develops a flexible and inclusive teaching style.
Kathy Kroening, senior lecturer in Psychosocial and Community Health, received the UW School of Nursing Rheba de Tornyay Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. The criteria for this award include a clear and engaging teaching style, professionalism and personal contributions.
June Strickland, professor in Psychosocial and Community Health, was honored by the Women of Color Empowered as a Rising Star. Women of Color Empowered is a luncheon organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly that is held three times a year to celebrate the accomplishments of women who have worked hard to break through the glass ceiling.
Strickland also received the Distinguished Diversity Advocate Award at the UW School of Nursing Nurses Recognition Banquet. The award honors a nurse who advocates for the needs of underrepresented populations and communities, encourages dialogue and reflection regarding societal power imbalances, and demonstrates leadership in promoting diversity in nursing.
Karen Thomas, professor in Family and Child Nursing, received the distinguished researcher award at the UW School of Nursing Nurses Recognition Banquet. The award recognizes an individual whose research, professional achievements and cumulative contributions have brought personal distinction, enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public and brought honor and prestige to his or her field.
The family Nurse Practitioner faculty received the UW School of Nursing Sandra Eyres Excellence in Graduate Teaching award. Recipients included Mary Ann Draye, Christine Hoyle, Renee Cantarini, Gail Johnson, Kathleen Leach and Phyllis Zimmer. The award criteria includes a clear and engaging teaching style, professionalism and personal contributions.