FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 April 2011
Rachael McLaughlin, Director
Marketing and Communications
Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International
Honorees’ceremony and panel discussion to take place at
STTI’s July 2011 research congress
Indianapolis – Fifteen esteemed nurse researchers will be inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The prestigious award honors STTI nurse researchers from around the world who have achieved long-term, broad recognition for their work and whose research has had global or national impact on the profession and the people it serves.
“As the first nursing organization to award a research grant in 1936, STTI is delighted to recognize 15 outstanding nurse scientists at our 2011 research congress,” says STTI President Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF. “Their accomplishments not only move forward knowledge but also support and further the mission of STTI.”
Sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell, the ceremony and panel discussion will take place at STTI’s 22nd International Nursing Research Congress, 14 July 2011 in Cancun, Mexico.
"The 2010 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award presented by STTI provided recognition to 22 leading nurse researchers," says Griselda Campbell, associate director of nursing publishing, Wiley-Blackwell. "We are delighted to support the 2011 awards, which welcomes 15 more inductees and provides recognition to these nurse researchers who are exemplars in their fields. The sphere of influence of these nurses is a stellar shining light, bringing insight for the benefit of patients, families, nurses and the wider health community."
The inductees are leaders, mentors, scholars and role models whose research has focused on patient/family outcomes, community wellness, health care policy and health care interventions.
- Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (USA)
- Chung-Hey Chen, PhD, MSN, BSN, National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Allied Health Sciences & Department of Nursing (Taiwan)
- Inge Corless, PhD, RN, FAAN, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing (USA)
- Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (USA)
- Fannie Gaston-Johansson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (USA)
- Kaye A. Herth, PhD, RN, FAAN, Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Allied Health and Nursing (USA)
- Wipada Kunaviktikul, DSN, RN, Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Nursing (Thailand)
- Elaine L. Larson, PhD, BSN, FAAN, CIC, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (USA)
- Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation (USA)
- Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (USA)
- Merle Mishel, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing (USA)
- Ida (Ki) Moore, DNSc, RN, FAAN, The University of Arizona College of Nursing (USA)
- Debra Moser, DNSc, RN, FAAN, University of Kentucky College of Nursing (USA)
- Mary Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB, University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing (USA)
- May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (USA)
STTI’s research congress will be held at the Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico, 11-14 July 2011. This year’s theme, Leading the Global Proactive-Research Interface in the New Millennium, explores innovative strategies that support the practice-research interface in diverse nursing communities; promotes the translation of research-based evidence into practice; encourages global partnerships; and works to develop and evaluate new models of health care delivery. To register, visit www.nursingsociety.org/Events.
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 487 chapters are located at 663 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.