Faculty receive significant honors in 2015

Faculty receive significant honors in 2015

The 2015 accomplishments of UofL nursing faculty are recognized.
  • Dr. Valerie McCarthy received the D. Jean Wood Award for Nursing Scholarship from the Southern Nursing Research Society at the annual conference in February for her manuscript, "Promoting Self-transcendence and Well-being in Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study of a Psychoeducational Intervention."
  • The University of Louisville School of Nursing and Norton Healthcare received the Outstanding Partnership in Research through Academic-Clinical Partnerships Research Interest Group Award at the Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference in April for collaborative research efforts spearheaded by Dr. Barbara Polivka and Jill Berger (Norton Healthcare).
  • Dr. Cynthia Logsdon received the Womens Health Transitions in Childbearing Research Interest Group Research Publication Awardfrom the Midwest Nursing Research Society at the annual meeting in April for her publication:

Logsdon, M.C., Mittelberg, M. & Myers, J. (2014).  Use of social media and internet to obtain health information by rural adolescent mothers. Applied Nursing  Research. Published online 6/7/14. Doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2014.14.006

  • Dr. Carlee Lehna, Amanda Speller, BSN student, Dr. Carol Hanchette (Public Health), Erin Fahey, and Dr. Mary-Beth Coty (Nursing) received the 2015 American Burn Association’s Lindberg manuscript award for the best scientific paper submitted by a non-physician in April. The title of their paper was, “Geographic Mapping as a Tool for Identifying Communities at High Risk for Fires.”
  • Dr. Becky Christian was elected as a Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice and as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the Nursing Academy for outstanding achievement and leadership in nursing scholarship, practice, and translational research.
  • Dean Marcia Hern and Drs. Barbara Polivka and Cathy Batscha, received University of Cincinnati College of Nursing 125th Anniversary Alumni Legacy Awards in April. This award honors and acknowledges graduates who have demonstrated leadership and/or philanthropy in practice, research, education and/or service in the community and health care.
  • Dr. Heather Hardin was selected as a recipient of the Academy Health Presidential Scholarship for New Health Services Researchers. Dr. Hardin will participate in the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota this June. She will receive a $1,500 stipend to defray the cost of travel and registration.