Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Faculty—Acute & Chronic Care

Jeri Allen, ScD, RN, joined the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Coordinating Committee for the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk.

Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, is the president-elect of the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation.

Faculty—Community–Public Health

Kathleen Becker, DNP, CRNP, was named a 2011 Hepatitis Hero by the Maryland Hepatitis Coalition for her longstanding commitment to providing high-quality care to patients at Health Care for the Homeless.

Jason Farley, PhD, CRNP, was selected to be a clinical consultant to the JHU AIDS Education and Training Center. He will provide clinical education and training of nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals; assist with clinical preceptorships for advance practice nurses, physicians, and/or pharmacists in the Hopkins-run Moore Clinic; and provide backup clinical support to the Hopkins-Wexford Correctional Tele-Medicine Contract.

Nancy Glass, PhD, RN, received the 2011 CUGH Early Career Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

Joan Kub, PhD, APHN, received the Community Service/Advocacy Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice also selected her to represent several nursing and public health organizations on the newly formed Training Impact Task Force.

Jodi Shaefer, PhD, RN, had her paper, “Translating Infant Safe Sleep Evidence into Nursing Practice,” nominated as one of five papers by the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing for its 2011 Writing Award.

Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, was awarded full adjunct status as an associate professor at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He has been developing an online continuing education course in forensic medicine for practicing nurses, physicians, and paramedics at Flinders.

Elizabeth (Ibby) Tanner, PhD, RN, received the MEDSURG Nursing Nurse Competence in Aging Writer’s Award for the article, “Implementing Staff Nurse Geriatric Education in the Acute Hospital Setting,” co-written with colleagues from the School of Medicine. She also joins the Board of Directors for the National Gerontological Nursing Association for its 2011-2013 term.

Patty R. Wilson, MSN, RN, is one of five Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars as part of the Campaign for Nursing’s Future. Launched to address the faculty shortage and enhance diversity among nurse educators, this American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)-administered program provides generous financial support, mentoring, and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds with aspirations to teach in the nation’s schools of nursing.

Faculty—Health Systems & Outcomes

Christine Goeschel, ScD, RN, and Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, were inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) in October.

Kathleen White, PhD, RN, co-authored with Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice, a first-of-its-kind text for doctorate of nursing practice students, published by Springer Publishing Co.


PhD student Rachel Klimmek received the School’s 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for “applying creative approaches to helping students learn the complex challenges of caring for older patients.” The award recognizes a graduate teaching assistant who demonstrates exceptional performance in the classroom, innovation, and commitment to learning at the School.

Mary Paterno earned the School’s 2011 PhD Student Published Paper Award, which recognizes the best published paper led by a doctoral student that was in a refereed journal between June 2010 and June 2011. The paper, “Evaluation of a Student-Nurse Doula Program: An Analysis of Doula Interventions and Their Impacts on Labor Analgesia and Cesarean Birth,” was co-authored with faculty member Shirley Van Zandt, MS, MPH, RN, and doctoral student Jeanne Murphy. It appeared in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.

Master’s students Emily D. Johnson and Anna Lamasa each received $40,000 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Project RN scholarships.

Emeline Mugisha, Master’s student, received the Graduate-Community Small Grant Award from the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. Her project aims to disrupt the spread of HIV among Baltimore City’s young adults aged 18-24.

Barbara Badman, Traditional ’13, won first place for her research poster, “Investigating the Genotypic Distribution of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Among Women in Northern Tanzania in an Effort to Determine Efficacy,” as part of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative.

2011 graduation speech
Anthony Pho

Recent master’s graduate Anthony Pho delivered the School of Nursing’s August 2011 graduation ceremony commencement speech. An excerpt from his speech:

“We are more than just numbers and degrees.
We are military and Peace Corps.
We are parents and preceptors.
We are emergency medicine and primary care.
We are pediatrics and geriatrics.
We are midwives and public health.
And, indeed, we are health care leaders.
…This diversity is the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Students here hail from all over the U.S. and global locations. They don’t just discuss problems. They organize and implement solutions. I am humbled when I think about the incredible individuals I’ve had the opportunity to sit next to and to learn from in this program.”

Read Pho’s entire speech.

Team Efforts

Benita Walton-Moss, DNS, CRNP, and Sharon O’Neill, JD, MSN, CRNP, received the Spring 2011 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award from the Office for Teaching Excellence. The title of their project is “Integrating Health Information Technologies into the Graduate Curriculum.”

The Office of Marketing and Communications won two MarCom Awards: a platinum award for the Journey to Excellence invitation and a gold award for the School’s redesigned website. The MarCom Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.

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