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Posted: 12/13/2011

Associate professor Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN, Department of Health Systems and Outcome, received a personal invitation by William E. Kennard, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, to the High-Level Workshop on Innovation in Healthcare on November 16 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was attended by policy makers, academic and private sector representatives on both sides of the Atlantic to produce a set of concrete policy recommendations on healthcare and remote monitoring for cure and prevention. The recommendations from the summit will be shared with relevant transatlantic policy makers to ensure rapid uptake of health technology for the benefit of patients around the world.

Associate professor Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Department of Community-Public Health, received the 2011 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Early Career Award in recognition of her dedication to critical global issues and remarkable record of achievement. The distinction includes a $1,000 financial award and plaque, which was presented on November 13 at the annual CUGH Global Health Conference in Montreal.

Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, with fellow dean Catherine Gilliss, Duke University School of Nursing, authored a commentary in response to the article, “The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A National Workforce Perspective,” published in the January 2011 edition of Nursing Outlook. The article noted that moving education of all advance practice nurses from the master’s level to the doctoral level is not in the best interest of the public, the national workforce, or the nursing profession. Hill agreed with this assertion, but given the title of the article, her commentary dealt more with the danger of closing master’s programs than with the impact of the DNP.

Student Barbara Badman, Trad. '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." The poster submission was part of the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative, and Badman is the first non-Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health student to win first place.

Instructor Ellen Ray, Department of Community-Public Health, was selected to participate in the Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) Education Consortium Institute, September 14-16 in Seattle, WA. This initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) taught quality and safety content, as well as innovative techniques for teaching the content to students and other faculty. Areas covered during the institute included patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, and informatics.

Alumna Carol Landis ’65, DNSc, RN, FAAN, professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing, received the 2011 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) Pathfinder Award for her long-standing commitment to nursing research and the difference she has made in the lives of people with healthcare needs. Landis’ research focuses on sleep and health consequences of disturbed sleep. The award was presented to Landis at the annual FNINR NightinGala November 14 in Washington, D.C.