JHSON Highlights

Fall 2023 As Seen in Our Fall 2023 Issue
JHSON Highlights

Professor Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, FAAN, has earned the 2023 Faye Glenn Abdellah Leadership Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research for sustained impact of research and policy leadership on public awareness of the pivotal role of nursing science.

“Through our collective effort to advance nursing science, we will make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of our communities,” says Himmelfarb, vice dean for research and Sarah E. Allison Endowed Professor, whose research features team-based interventions to improve cardiovascular care, as well as strategies to engage diverse populations.

Himmelfarb has contributed to national guidelines and scientific statements published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, and her efforts have kept the crucial role of nurses prominent in these important guidelines.

Circle of Life Award

The Palliative Care Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, spearheaded by clinicians and researchers from Bayview and Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing, Public Health, and Medicine, received the 2023 Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association. The highest honor a palliative care program can win in the U.S., the Circle of Life Award recognizes innovative leaders across the U.S. who are educating their communities—and the world—about the value of palliative care and hospice services.

The award highlighted two patient-focused contributions: the Palliative Interprofessional Collaborative for Action Research (PICAR) and the 3-Act Model. PICAR includes JHSON Assistant Professors Rebecca Wright, PhD, BSC (Hons), RN, Janiece Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Natalie Regier, PhD, and Ashley Booth, MSN, research program and clinical nurse coordinator and a 2020 JHSON graduate. Wright is a founding member of PICAR as well as the Qualitative Core at JHSON. The 3-Act Model is a narrative approach to the goals-of-care conversation consisting of the patient’s story, medical opinion, and shared decisions.

Hillman Grant for CPPi

Fewer than 15 percent of children from low-income families in need of mental health services receive the care. JHSON nurse researchers led by Professor Deborah Gross, DNSC, MS, FAAN, have earned a Hillman Foundation grant for the Chicago Parent Program for individual families (CPPi), which will help make parenting and mental health resources more readily available. An adaptation of the group-based Chicago Parent Program, CPPi will be implemented by nurses via telehealth, eliminating a multitude of barriers families face in accessing in-person child mental health services.

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