Awards and Accolades January - February 2017

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

Faculty awards and updates

January 2017

Pam Mitchell, biobehavioral nursing and health informatics, has been selected as an ambassador to the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) by the independent nonprofit Friends of the NINR.

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.

February 2017

Linda Eaton, biobehavioral nursing and health informatics, was featured in a story in the Puget Sound Business Journal about her research on how clinical hypnosis can help manage pain.

Hilaire Thompson, biobehavioral nursing and health informatics, will become the new School of Nursing Graduate Program Director starting Jun. 16, 2017.


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


King County Nurses Association 2016 Scholarships: Mee Kyung Lee and Sharee Squires, both PhD candidates, received the Valerie Weiss Award. Applications are now open for next year’s scholarships.