Professors Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing have been celebrated as two of Maryland’s Top 100 women for 2014 by the Daily Record.

Rushton, Anne and George Bunting Chair in Clinical Ethics, and Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair, joined an impressive list saluted May 5 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Rushton, an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and palliative care, is Co-Chair of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Ethics Consultation Service and was instrumental in creating the Harriet Lane Compassionate Care Program, the first pediatric palliative care program in Maryland (she has been its director since 2000). Rushton has also served on the Institute of Medicine's committee on increasing rates of organ donation and was a consultant for its project When Children Die.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this recognition of the importance of clinical ethics, especially as the complexity of ethical challenges continues to intensify within healthcare and beyond,” said Rushton.

Campbell is a national leader in research and advocacy in the field of domestic violence or intimate partner violence and recently received the National Family Justice Center Lifetime Achievement Award. Campbell said she welcomed another moment to reflect on her work but stressed that there is always more to be done. “It is humbling to be recognized like this,” Campbell said, “but the challenges we face as a society on dealing with violence are humbling as well.”

Nominees are chosen for their leadership, community service, and mentoring. Names for this year’s awards were solicited from previous winners as well as from economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, women’s organizations, and the business community at large.

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