Faculty awards

The UW School of Nursing is proud to announce the following awards received by our faculty.
Molly Altman, lecturer in Family and Child Nursing, was selected for the American College of Nurse-Midwives Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award. She also was awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship by the Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) at UCSF: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Preterm Birth.
Wendy Barrington, assistant professor in Psychosocial and Community Health, presented her experience with institutional and community partnerships to reduce health disparities at a community-based health conference in the Yakima Valley.
Basia Belza, professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, and Linda Teri, professor in Psychosocial and Community Health, were recognized by UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce as 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows.
Barbara Cochrane, co-director of the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging and professor in Family and Child Nursing, received a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program award from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The program aims to improve the quality of healthcare for older Americans by changing clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care delivery systems; training providers who can assess and address the needs of older adults and their families or caregivers at the individual, community and population levels; and delivering community-based programs that will provide patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and the quality of care for older adults.
Sarah Shannon, associate professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, will be inducted as an American Academy of Nursing fellow during the academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, on Oct. 17 in Washington, D.C.
Linda Teri, professor in Psychosocial and Community Health, was elected as a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences in recognition of her outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the State of Washington. She will be inducted during the annual meeting on Sept. 17 at the Seattle Museum of Flight.

Teri also co-presented an Orientation to STAR-VA: Improving Care for Veterans with Dementia in the Community Living Center. This special training session taught components of STAR-VA, a behavioral, interdisciplinary approach to assessing and managing behavioral symptoms of dementia. These challenging behaviors can interfere with daily care and adversely affect veteran quality of life.
Joie Whitney, associate dean for research and professor in Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, was appointed as a senior editor for the journal, Wound Repair and Regeneration. She is believed to be the first nurse scientist to be a senior editor. The journal ranks 11th among 60 for impact among journals with a focus on dermatology, wound management and skin.
Brenda Zierler, professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics, received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration to enhance the existing partnership between UW School of Nursing, UW Medicine Regional Heart Center and UW’s Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS). The goal is to create and sustain academic and community structures in support of ensuring competence of DNP students, cardiology fellows, PharmDs and Social Work trainees in caring for persons with Advanced Heart Failure (AHF) in an interprofessional collaborative practice environment within an accountable care organization.