Campbell Honored for Pioneering Research

By Lynn Schultz-Writsel

Professor Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN has been named the 2006 Pathfinder Distinguished Researcher by the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research. The award recognizes her leadership in intimate partner violence research and success in encouraging interdisciplinary concern for intimate partner violence among researchers in nursing, medicine, and public health.

“In being chosen for this award, Campbell joins a most distinguished group of premier nurse scientists,” notes Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN. “And she is certainly deserving of the recognition. Dr. Campbell has paved the way in having nursing research related to domestic violence against women recognized by other disciplines, and she has been a true pioneer in showing others how to do this research well and how to interpret very sensitive findings. In these ways her nursing science is influencing health care globally.”

As the 2006 Pathfinder Distinguished Researcher, Campbell joins past recipients in being recognized as a nurse researcher whose body of scholarship illustrates long-standing commitment to an aspect of nursing research that has made a difference in the lives of people with health care needs. “I’m honored to be among a cadre of such accomplished nurse investigators,” noted Campbell on learning of the award. “We all share a commitment to research that ultimately improves health care.”

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