Awards and accolades

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

Faculty awards and updates

Cynthia Dougherty, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, was voted in as chair-elect of the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. The American Heart Association has more than 35,000 members, the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing has over 300 members.

Tatiana Sadak, Psychosocial Nursing and Community Health, received the 2016 Springer Publishing Company Geriatric/Gerontologic Research Award. The ceremony was held November 18, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, Family and Child Nursing, induction as Fellow into American College of Nurse-Midwives was announced in the September/October 2016 Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health.

Hilaire Thompson, Bioheavioral Nursing and Health Systems, was awarded  a grant from NIH/NINR (R21NR015541, “Influence of Cognitive Training on Fall Prevention in At Risk Older Adults.” The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility and to explore the effectiveness of a computer based training application to reduce risk and incidence of fall and improve gait and balance outcomes in community dwelling older adults at risk for fall. Prof. George Demiris and Ellen McGough are co-investigators.

Hilaire Thompson, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, was elected chair-elect of the Acute and Critical Care Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing.

Global Health Nursing: The UWSON Center for Global Health Nursing was mentioned in this article about I-TECH’s recent $20 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services that supports a very broad continuum of interventions.

Cambia PCCE: Professors Ardith Doorenbos, George Demiris, and Assistant Professor Tatiana Sadak were lauded in the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence November Newsletter.

Monica Oxford, Family and Child Nursing, recorded a podcast with Dr. Valerie Malhomes, the Chief of Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, about Oxford’s work in Promoting First Relationships.

Joelle Fathi, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, was recently appointed to the WA State Telehealth Collaborative and the American Cancer Society’s Steering Committee for Lung Cancer.

Teresa Ward , Family and Child Nursing, collaborated with researchers from the UW School of Engineering and the Information School on a paper that will be presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference (CSCW 2017). The paper is about family practice around health monitoring.

Betty Bekemeier, Psychosocial and Community Health Nursing, published four manuscripts in December: one in Nursing Outlook, two in the Journal of Public Health Management Practice, and one in SAGE Open. Bekemeier’s research focuses on public health systems.

Student Awards and Updates

Oncology Scholarship: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance awarded BSN student Rafael Achacoso a Rosemary Ford Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarship.