Endowed Faculty Fellowship Awards in Health Informatics and Symptom Science Announced

University of Washington School of Nursing Announces Endowed Faculty Fellowship Awards in Health Informatics and Symptom Science

The UW School of Nursing has selected faculty members to receive endowed faculty fellowship awards in Health Informatics and in Symptom Science. “These endowed fellowships will have great impact on promoting the amazing work of our faculty in these areas of expertise. The support they provide will propel our school’s scholarship to make meaningfully positive contributions to health. We are overjoyed and tremendously grateful for the commitment and generosity of the donors to champion this work,” stated Executive Dean Azita Emami, PhD, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN and Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Dean.

Dr. Donna Berry

A number of UW School of Nursing faculty submitted proposals to compete for these fellowships. The following individuals were selected as the inaugural recipients of these endowed fellowships.

  • Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, will receive the Health Informatics Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Nursing established by Marjorie V. Batey. This endowed fellowship supports faculty demonstrating outstanding potential for scholarly and professional contributions in health informatics, biomedical information and technology, and a demonstrated understanding of how these fields can improve health and health care systems. Dr. Berry will focus her pursuits on the implementation of evidence-based practices in acute care and ambulatory settings by integrating health informatics technologies into clinical processes.

Dr. Jennifer Sonney

  • Jennifer Sonney, PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, will receive the Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Symptom Science, supported by two separate, independent endowments: the Elizabeth C. Giblin Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Symptom Science established by Marjorie V. Batey, and the Lucia S. and Herbert L. Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Nursing. This endowed fellowship supports faculty demonstrating outstanding potential for scholarly and professional contributions in symptom areas including, but not limited to, pain, sleep, fatigue, respiratory distress, nausea/vomiting, anxiety/depression or impaired cognition and/or in self-management of these symptoms in acutely or chronically ill individuals or families across the lifespan. Dr. Sonney’s goal is to improve the health of children with asthma by reducing symptom burden and establishing lifelong self-management skills.