Research Dissemination Award 


The Research Dissemination Award recognizes an individual or group who has made a major contribution to the dissemination of research for use in clinical nursing practice, education, administration, research, and/or public knowledge.

Dissemination of research findings refers to a systematic effort or project that is directed toward making the essentials of completed research available to nurses or to the public in an accessible and usable format.

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Past Award Recipients


2015 Award Recipient

Sujatha Shanmugasundaram, PhD, RN, RM, MACN
Development of Palliative Care in India: An Overview
Victoria University
Eta Pi Chapter #182

Dr Sujatha Shanmugasundaram is a Lecturer (Nursing), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. She is experienced in teaching, research, scholarship and clinical practice. She has done several publications in peer reviewed journals and she presented her research papers in national and international conferences. For the past two years, she has been serving as a Research Chair for the Eta Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International located at Wisconsin University in Oshkosh. Her contribution toward the development of at-Large chapter at Melbourne, Australia is enormous. She actively involves in recruiting the members and organizing professional development day in this chapter. She was successful with several grants and awards. In particular, she received an Edith Anderson Education Leadership Award in 2012. Currently, she involves in number of collaborative researches with international universities. Her areas of research interests were: aged care nursing, palliative care nursing, nursing issues, nursing research in both quantitative and qualitative research.

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