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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Announces 2013 International Awards Recipients

Julie J. Adams
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International    
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Announces
2013 International Awards Recipients
Recipients will be honored at 42nd Biennial Convention
INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) honors nurses and health care professionals for their contributions to professional excellence with the 2013 International Awards for Nursing Excellence. These awards recognize achievements in the fields of technology, media, chapter excellence, research, education, practice, and leadership. The awards will be presented at the Tribute Luncheon, Founders Awards Banquet, and Chapter Awards Celebration at the 42nd Biennial Convention, which will take place 16-20 November in Indianapolis.
“These international awards are significant because nurses and other health care professionals nominate their peers and colleagues as a way to recognize professional excellence and personal commitment to the profession,” said STTI President Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN, COI. “The 2013 International Awards program helps exemplify the continued tradition practiced by nurses and other health care professionals to advance health care worldwide and maintain the core values and success of the honor society.”
Amy J. Berman Geriatric Nursing Leadership Award
Rita M. LaReau, MSN, GNP, BC
Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Michigan, USA
Upsilon Epsilon Chapter #459
Audrey Hepburn Award for Contributions to the Health and Welfare of Children 
Paula P. Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director of Clinical Research and Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Rush University Medical Center; Professor of Women, Children and Family Nursing and Professor of Pediatrics, Rush University College of Nursing
Illinois, USA
Gamma Phi Chapter #091
Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award
Jan M. Nick, PhD, RNC-OB, CNE, ANEF
Director, Pipeline Program for a Diverse Nursing Workforce, Loma Linda University, California, USA
Dean, Department of Nursing, Saniku Gakuin College, Japan
Gamma Alpha Chapter #071
The Episteme Award 
Betty R. Ferrell, MA, PhD, RN, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Professor and Director
City of Hope National Medical Center
Department of Nursing Research and Education
Gamma Tau at-Large Chapter #089
California, USA
Evidence-Based Practice Award
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Team
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Pennsylvania, USA
Helen Henry Excellence of Care 
Latoya Duckett, MSN, RN-BC
Registered Nurse
North Shore University Hospital
New York, USA
Deandra R. Hinds, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Registered Nurse
North Shore University Hospital
New York, USA
Zeta Iota Chapter
Kimberly J. Kenney, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCTN
Senior Nurse Clinician
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York, USA
Epsilon Kappa Chapter
Sheila Ray Montgomery, BSN, RN, CSRN
Registered Nurse II, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing
Alabama, USA
Nu Chapter
Debra Lynne Walker, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
Critical Care Staff Nurse
North Shore University Hospital
New York, USA
Melanie C. Dreher Outstanding Dean Award for Excellence in Chapter Support 
Kathleen A. Long, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
University of Florida, College of Nursing
Florida, USA
Alpha Theta Chapter #030
New Member Pillar Award 
Kerrie J. Downing, BA, BSN, MSN, RN
Assistant Dean of Nursing
University of Phoenix
Minnesota, USA
Omicron Delta Chapter #362
Practice/Academe Innovative Collaboration Award
Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health
Indiana, USA
Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
Kathleen A. McCormick, PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN, FHIMSS
SciMind, LLC
Maryland, USA
Tau Kappa Chapter #440
Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship – Profession, World Health, and Health Systems
Novice Nurse Productivity Following Workplace Bullying
Peggy A. Berry (Ohio, USA), MSN, RN, COHN-S, SPHR; Gordon L. Gillespie (Ohio, USA), PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CEN CCRN, CPEN, FAEN; Donna Gates (Kentucky, USA), EdD, RN, FAAN; and John Schafer, (Ohio, USA), PhD
Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship – Clinical Scholarship 
Genetics-Genomics Competencies and Nursing Regulation
Maggie Kirk (United Kingdom), PhD, BSc(Hons), DipN, RGN; Kathleen Calzone (Maryland, USA), MSN, RN, APNG, FAAN; Naoko Arimori (Japan), PhD, RN, RMW, PHN; and Emma Tonkin (United Kingdom), PhD, BSc(Hons)
Best of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing   
“Roadmap for Participatory Research—Practice Partnership to Implement Evidence”
Margaret B. Harrison (Canada), RN, PhD; Ian D. Graham (Canada), PhD
Best of Book Author Award 
Fostering Nurse-Led Care: Professional Practice for the Bedside Leader from Massachusetts General Hospital
Jeanette Ives Erickson (Massachusetts, USA), RN, DNP, FAAN; Dorothy Jones (Massachusetts, USA); EdD, RN, FAAN, FNI; and Marianne Ditomassi (Massachusetts, USA), MBA, DNP, RN
The Capstone International Nursing Book Award 
Essentials of Critical Care Nursing: A Holistic Approach
Patricia Morton, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN
University of Utah College of Nursing
Utah, USA
Pi Chapter #015
Dorrie K. Fontaine, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Virginia, USA
Beta Kappa Chapter #056
Nell J. Watts Lifetime Achievement in Nursing Award  
Mary Norton, EdD, MA, APN
Associate Dean and Professor of Global Academic Initiatives
Felician College
New Jersey, USA
Mu Theta at-Large Chapter #294
May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Dean and Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Ohio, USA
Alpha Mu Chapter #034
Archon Award  
Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lacor Hospital
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA)
Washington, USA
Donald & Barbara Jonas
Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
New York, USA
OxFam International
United Kingdom
Lucie S. Kelly Mentor Award  
Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Pi Chapter #015
Maryland, USA
Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
Sigma Theta Tau International
Beta Chi Chapter #068
Gamma Xi Chapter #084
Indiana, USA
Dorothy Ford Buschmann Presidential Award  
Beta Chi Chapter #068
Northwestern State University College of Nursing
Louisiana, USA
Delta Psi Chapter #117
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Kentucky, USA
Xi Alpha Chapter #335
Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing
Tennessee, USA
Chapter Spirit of Philanthropy Award 
Delta Psi Chapter #117
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Kentucky, USA
Chapter Global Community Building Award
Phi Gamma Chapter #481
Virtual Chapter
Indiana, USA
Chapter Communications Award
Mu Theta at-Large Chapter #294
Saint Peter’s University School of Nursing, Felician College School of Nursing, and College of Saint Elizabeth Department of Nursing
New Jersey, USA
Chapter Research Advancement
Rho Delta Chapter #410
Aga Khan University School of Nursing
Karachi, Pakistan 
Academic Health or Medical Center 
Professional Nursing Staff
Rush University Medical Center
Illinois, USA
Small Hospital fewer than 200 beds
Virtua Marlton Nurses
Virtua Healthcare System
New Jersey, USA
Large Hospital more than 200 beds
Saudi Nurse Leadership and Management Group
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Saudi Arabia
Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice 
Lynne T. Braun, PhD, CNP, FAHA, FAAN
Rush University College of Nursing
Illinois, USA
Alpha Lambda Chapter #033
Gamma Phi Chapter #091
Dorothy Garrigus Adams Award for Excellence in Fostering Professional Standards
Rebecca Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN
Instructor and Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Ohio, USA
Delta Xi Chapter #108
Mary Tolle Wright Award for Excellence in Leadership 
Thembeka Gwagwa, BSN, RN
General Secretary
Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa
South Africa
Tau Lambda at-Large Chapter #281
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion; University Chief Wellness Officer; Dean and Professor, College of Nursing; Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Ohio, USA
Epsilon Chapter #004
Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research 
Marilyn S. Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lillian S. Brunner Professor of Medical-Surgical Nursing
Director of Center for Global Women’s Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Pennsylvania, USA
Xi Chapter #013
Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education 
Marilyn T. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Director of Evaluation and Educational Research
Duke University School of Nursing
North Carolina, USA
Beta Epsilon Chapter #051
Public Media Awards (Print) 
Celebrating a Decade of Global Leadership, Scholarship, and Social Responsibility at Emory's School of Nursing
Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility
Emory University School of Nursing
Georgia, USA
Nursing Media Awards (Print) 
Nursing at Two Hundred
Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Nursing & Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association
Massachusetts, USA
Nursing Media Awards (Other - Electronic, Photography, Art, etc.)
Strategic Storytelling: Creative Approaches to Driving A Culture of Patient and Family Centered Care
Vidant Medical Center
North Carolina, USA 
Research Utilization Award
Eat Right Food Delivery System Tool Box
Neva L. Crogan, PhD, GNP-BC, FNGNA, FAAN
Gonzaga University
Washington, USA
Delta Chi at-Large Chapter #116
Alice E. Dupler, JD, ANP-BC, APRN-BC
Associate Professor
Gonzaga University
Washington, USA
Delta Chi at-Large Chapter #116
Research Dissertation Award
Out of the Mouths of Sibs: A Study of the Experience of Being a Well School-Age Sibling of a Child with a Traumatic Injury
Mary Jo Bugel, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, NJ-CSN
Assistant Professor and Director of Adjunct Faculty Development
Rutgers College of Nursing
New Jersey, USA
Gamma Nu Chapter #083
Research Dissemination Award 
All Alzheimer’s Caregivers Are Not Created Equal
Lyda Arevalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor
Texas State University, St. David’s School of Nursing
Texas, USA
Delta Alpha at-Large Chapter #095
Education Technology Award
GW Graduate School Boot Camp Project Team
George Washington University School of Nursing
Washington D.C., USA
Clinical Technology Award
Electronic Health Record Clinical Chairs
Rush University Medical Center
Illinois, USA
For 90 years, STTI has honored the best and brightest women and men in nursing. The honor society provides its members with exclusive programs, resources, and opportunities, including recognition opportunities such as these international awards. For information about STTI’s 42nd Biennial Convention, including registration information, visit
About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 695 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at
STTI’s International Leadership Institute offers leadership programs, mentoring opportunities, and career development resources designed to enhance STTI members’ leadership skills, individual abilities, and talents. The STTI International Leadership Institute administers academies and mentoring programs in maternal child health, board leadership, geriatric nursing leadership, leadership development, and nurse faculty leadership. 

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