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Posted: 4/25/2011

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professor Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been recognized for her continued research and commitment to domestic violence education. On April 14, she received the Academy on Violence Abuse (AVA) Distinguished Scholar Award for advancing education and research on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse. Campbell was also selected as one of 17 faculty from across Johns Hopkins University as an inaugural Gilman Scholar.

Campbell, who is a national leader in the field of domestic and intimate partner violence, has paved the way for a growing body of interdisciplinary investigations by researchers in the disciplines of nursing, medicine and public health. Her expertise is frequently sought by policymakers examining intimate partner violence and its potential health effects on families and communities.

"I'm honored to share the title of Gilman scholar with so many notable faculty from Hopkins," said Campbell. "Being selected as an AVA Distinguished Scholar is a testament to the continuing work in the field of domestic violence."

The AVA Distinguished Scholar Award is awarded to outstanding healthcare professionals who have made and are making significant contributions to advance education and research on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.  Distinguished Scholar is the highest honor that AVA extends to its academic community.

The Gilman Scholar honor is named for Daniel Coit Gilman, Johns Hopkins visionary first president, who was interested in establishing a university to promote the highest standards of scholarship and research in the sciences and in the humanities.

"The newly created designation recognizes individuals who are exemplars of the highest ideals of the university, demonstrated through a record of distinguished research, artistic and creative activity, teaching and service," said JHU provost Lloyd B. Minor, noting that the inaugural list includes Nobel laureates, award-winning teachers, world-renowned experts and the heads of departments and centers.