Awards for outstanding publications, faculty and students taking Chair and Director appointments, and students receiving grants—that’s the latest at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
Outstanding Books and Journals
Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness: for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, 3rd edition, edited by Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, received first place in the American Journal of Nursing’s (AJN) Book of the Year Environmental Health category for its high quality and value to nursing. A reviewer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the book “will continue to serve as both a timely and comprehensive text for this nation’s 2.7 million nurses and for educating the next generation of nursing professionals.” Veenema’s text also received second place in the AJN’s Community-Public Health category.
In a 2013 survey of Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing readers, the Progress in Prevention section, co-edited by Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, was rated the most useful journal section to readers’ practice and profession. As the official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, each issue provides information for healthcare providers and discusses the needs of patients and families. Dennison Himmelfarb serves on the journal’s editorial board as a Special Features Editor.
PhD Candidate Kyounghae Kim, RN, MSN, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation to help support her dissertation study “Health Literacy and Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior among Korean American Women.” In addition to her doctoral research, Kim’s goals include reducing the gap between individuals and the healthcare system and building worldwide knowledge of health disparities.
Chakra Budhathoki, PhD, has been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care. A member of the American Statistical Association and the International Biometric Society, Budhathoki is an expert in design, analysis, and reporting of experimental and observational studies. He strongly believes in evidence-based practice and has assisted in clinical data management courses in the DNP program. He teaches biostatistics in the Master’s program, helps PhD students on their dissertation projects, and works collaboratively with faculty researchers.
Appointed for her expertise in disaster preparedness, Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, is a new faculty member in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Refugee and Disaster Response. Goodwin-Veenema joins Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, in representing the School of Nursing at the Center.
- Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, ANEF, FAAN, will serve a two-year term on the steering committee for the National League for Nursing Commission on Nursing Education Accreditation.
- At the 14th annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Pam Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, was inducted as President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
- DNP student and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow Lisa Sgarlata was selected to chair the Leadership Development and Certificate of Need committees for the Florida Nurses Association.
- Laura Taylor, PhD, RN, has been appointed to the International Transplant Nursing Practice Scopes and Standards of Practice Revisions Task Force—a group examining national and global perspectives on quality of practice, education, and collegiality.