SNRS 2016 Annual Conference Awards

SNRS 2016 Annual Conference
Awards
February 24 - 27, 2016

A Message from the SNRS Director of Awards: Patricia Kinser, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN, FNAP

The Southern Nursing Research Society offers a number of annual award opportunities to its members. Descriptions of the awards and recipients of the 2016 awards are below. Please consider nominating yourself and/or colleagues for the 2017 awards! The call for nominations is open from August 1- October 1 each year. To learn more about the awards, please click here.

2016 SNRS Award Recipients

The awards luncheon at the 2016 SNRS Annual Conference in Williamsburg, VA was a wonderful celebration of the amazing work of our members who contribute to advances in research throughout the SNRS region.

Award Winners

SNRS Distinguished Researcher Award

This award recognizes the contribution of an individual whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the SNRS region.

The 2016 recipient is, Lynn Rew, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Texas at Austin.

 

SNRS Leadership in Research Award

This award, bestowed by the SNRS Board of Directors, recognizes outstanding leadership, contribution, and promotion of nursing and healthcare research.

The 2016 recipient is Patricia Crane, PhD, WHNP, FAHA, FNAP, East Caroline University College of Nursing.

 

SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health

This award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group conducting and/or promoting research that has significance for improving the health care of minorities and other underrepresented groups in the SNRS region.

The 2016 recipient is Jeannette Andrews, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of South Carolina, College of Nursing.

 

SNRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

This award recognizes the contribution of a member whose scholarly work influences outcomes in nursing practice, education, health policy, or population health and who is dedicated to mentoring the development of that scholarly work in the next generation of nurse scholars in the SNRS region. 

The 2016 recipient is Suzanne Ameringer, PhD, RN, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing.

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SNRS Early Science Investigator Award

This award recognizes the contributions of a nurse scientist early in his research career who shows potential to develop a sustained program of research to enhance nursing science and practice.

The 2016 recipient is Hyochol Ahn, PhD, ANP-BC, University of Florida, College of Nursing.

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SNRS Clinical Researcher Award

This award recognizes the contribution of an individual, with greater than 50% of their appointment working as a researcher in a clinical setting, whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the SNRS region.

The 2016 recipient is Susan Houston, PhD, RN, FAAN, Baylor Scott and White Health.

 

RINAH Authorship Award

This award recognizes the SNRS member who disseminated research findings, or important theoretical or methodological advances, in the official SNRS journal, RINAH, within the past year.

The award acknowledges the partnership between SNRS and RINAH to support high quality, peer-reviewed research/scholarship that covers a broad range of research and theory that impacts nursing practice/science and other health disciplines. The award also supports the SNRS mission to “promote the image of nursing as a scientific discipline” and recognizes a SNRS member’s contribution to research dissemination, facilitation of career development of nurses and nursing students, and enhancement of science and nursing practice in the Southern Region.

The 2016 recipient is Hyochol Ahn, PhD, ANP-BC, University of Florida, College of Nursing.

 

D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award

This award, named for the first SNRS President, recognizes the contributions of a researcher who has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the SNRS region and who has had a paper/poster accepted for presentation at the SNRS annual conference.

The 2016 recipient is, Kyungeh An, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing.

 

SNRS/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Research Award

This award recognizes the contributions of an individual whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of geriatric nursing in the SNRS region.

The 2016 recipient is Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, University of Maryland.

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Grant Winners

 

Alexis Brennae Dunn, Emory University, was the recipient of the 2015 SNRS Dissertation Grant Award.

The title of her dissertation was, Exploring the Vaginal Microbiome, Complement Activation, and Perinatal Outcomes in African American Women.

 

The 2015 CANS/SNRS Dissertation Grant Award recipient was Maan Isabella Cajita, BSN, RN-BC, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

The title of her dissertation was, mHealth use in Older People with Heart Failure.

 

Phyllis Sharpie accecpting for Maan Isabella Cajita.

 

The 2015 SNRS Research Grant Award was presented to Bo Kyum Yang, University of Maryland.

The title of her dissertation was, Impact of Nurse Practitioner Independent Prescriptive Authority on Pediatric Psychotropic Medication Use in Medicaid-insured Youth.

 

The 2015 SNRS/ANF Scholar Award recipient was Louise K. Fleming PhDc, MSN, RN, University of North Carolina.

The title of her dissertation was, Parental Management of Adrenal Crisis in Children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.

 

Patricia Kinser, PhD, RN, Virginia Commonwealth University, was the recipient of the 2015 STTI/SNRS Grant Award .

The title of her dissertation was, Mindful Physical Activity + Centering Pregnancy for Overweight/Obese Diverse Pregnant Women.

 

Doctoral Student Poster Awards

 

First Place

Laurie Abbott, PhD, RN, Florida State University College of Nursing.

The title of her poster was, The Effects of a Cardiovascular Health Promotion Intervention on Rural African Americans.

 

Second Place

Taghreed Salameh, MSN, RN, University of  Louisville, School of Nursing.

The title of her poster was, Predictors of Postpartum Depression among Jordanian Mothers.

 

Third Place

Udia Otuguor, RN, Emory University.

The title of her poster was, Heart Failure Family Caregiver Knowledge, Confidence, and Psychological Outcomes.