Awards and Accolades January 2017

The UW School of Nursing is pleased to announce awards, accolades and updates by faculty and students.

Faculty awards and updates

Diana Buchanan, biobehavioral nursing and health informatics, published a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine that found that yoga and exercise did not improve sleep in midlife women.

Josephine Ensign, psychosocial and community health nursing, is the featured author for the National Center for Children in Poverty Book Club for her book, Catching Homelessness

Noel Chrisman, psychosocial and community health, received the “Unsung Hero” award from the South Park Neighborhood Association for “working quietly toward the overall betterment of the South Park Community.”  Nominated by a large number of South Park leaders, Chrisman was in the company of other awardees who are neighbors, business people, social action volunteers and community activists. Chrisman has been supervising graduate and undergraduate Community Health Nursing students in South Park since 1995. Projects have benefitted such institutions as Concord International Elementary School, South Park Community Center, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, South Park Information and Resource Center, Promotoras Communitarias, South Park Senior Center, and the Providence-Regina House Foodbank.

Open records community supports new system in Mozambique: Jan Flowers, program director of the  UW Clinical Informatics Research Group, (CIRG) is quoted in an article on for CIRG’s work in Mozambique with eSaude.


Student Updates

T32 Aging and Informatics: Dr. Megan Streur, post-doctoral fellow working with George Demiris and Cindy Dougherty, both biobehavioral nursing and health informatics, has received the Winning Oral Abstract Presentation for the upcoming meeting of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association’s 23 meeting. Contact her at