This fall, several School of Nursing faculty members received awards, were honored, or were inducted into various prestigious organizations. Highlights include:
Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant professor, was elected to the American College of Medical Informatics. She was inducted into the college during its annual symposium at a dinner on November 9.
Marion J. Ball, EdD, adjunct professor and vice president of clinical informatics strategies for Healthlink Incorporated, received honorary membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, at the society’s 37th Biennial Convention November 1-5.
Kay Cresci, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FNGNA, assistant professor, was inducted as a fellow of the National Gerontological Nurses Association at their gala on October 11.
Cheryl Dennison, PhD, RN, CRNP, assistant professor, received the 2003 Best Abstract Award from the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. She presented her research, “Comprehensive Hypertension Care in Underserved Urban Black Men: High Follow-Up Rates and Blood Pressure Improvement over 60 Months,” and received the award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Session 2003 November 10-11. Other authors who worked on the abstract are Martha N. Hill, Lee R. Bone, and David M. Levine.
Marian Grant, BSN 2000 and current graduate student, received the Micromedex/Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Best Emergency Nursing Research Abstract Award at its national conference on September 18. The title of her abstract was “The effect of blood drawing techniques and equipment on the hemolysis of ED laboratory blood samples.”
Miyong Kim, PhD, RN, associate professor, was elected a fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. She was recognized at an induction ceremony at the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Annual Dinner at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association on November 11.
Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and director of the master’s program, has been selected as a member of the Research Committee of the National Black Nurses Association.
Dan Sheridan, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received the 2003 Medical Award from the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence at their annual meeting and awards dinner on October 2.