News Roundup Fall/Winter 2017

News Roundup Fall/Winter 2017

Humanitarian Award

Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, earned the Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award from the National League for Nursing.

Sharps is internationally known for her leadership in preventing violence against women and lessening its impact on young children. With a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, she is testing the Domestic Violence Enhanced Visitation Program (DOVE), an intervention to keep abused women and babies safe from intimate partner violence. Sharps is a member of the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame and of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

Lillian Wald, a nurse and civil rights activist, founded the National Organization for Public Health Nursing.

A World of Experience

Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN, became associate dean of global affairs on September 1. Formerly the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing at Yale University, Reynolds brings experience in global nursing, research, education, and advocacy.

Her interventions use cellphone technology to serve populations affected by HIV. Most recently, she has led NIH-sponsored studies in the U.S.,  India, and Ghana to enhance outcomes for HIV-positive women and children.

“Dr. Reynolds offers an outstanding wealth of knowledge and expertise, especially in the areas of HIV, vulnerable populations, mental health, and research,” says Dean Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. “We are excited for the innovation she will bring, her experience in furthering health equity across the world, and the leadership she will provide in broadening our global reach in health and sustainability.”

Stars and Scholars

Proceeds from this year’s An Evening With the Stars event (November 11) will benefit Baltimore Talent Scholars, a program created to keep Baltimore’s  most talented students in the city. The Talent Scholars Program will provide four full-tuition scholarships annually to Baltimore City public high school graduates admitted to the MSN: Entry into Nursing Practice program.

Watch for a list of winners as well as winning images and more information at

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