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Hopkins Nursing Dean Receives Leadership in Research Award


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Posted: 1/3/2011

Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON), has been selected to receive the 2011 Leadership in Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS).

“Your outstanding contributions to research in nursing, healthcare, and interdisciplinary work exemplify excellence in nursing research,” wrote SNRS President Marti Rice, PhD, RN, in Hill’s award notification letter. “Excellence in Nursing Research” is the theme of the 25th Annual SNRS conference in Jacksonville, FL, where Hill will be presented with the award.

Internationally known for her research in preventing and treating hypertension and its complications, particularly among young, urban African-American men, Hill is an expert in integrating patient, provider, and system-level interventions to improve care and outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations. For more than 25 years, Dr. Hill has made sustained contributions to cardiovascular nursing science, with 40 years of experience as an administrator, educator, and clinician providing support and practical perspective to her scholarly work.

“Dr. Hill has provided extraordinary contributions to nursing research through her scholarship, student mentorship, and program development,” wrote Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research at JHUSON, in her letter nominating Dean Hill for the award. “The local and global impact of [Hill’s] research and scholarship has changed the thinking in the field of cardiovascular prevention science in vulnerable populations.”