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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Announces 2015 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 March 2015
 
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The Honor Society of Nursing,
Sigma Theta Tau International
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Announces
2015 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees
Honorees will be inducted during the
26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico
 
INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will induct 19 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico, 23-27 July 2015. On Saturday, 25 July 2015, these 19 individuals representing the countries of Australia, Belgium, Canada, and the United States will be presented with the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award and participate in a conversation with STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA.
 
Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. The honorees’ research projects will be shared through the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, enabling nurses everywhere to benefit from their discoveries and insights. The award presentation is sponsored by Wiley.
 
“These 19 honorees have achieved life-changing results through their research,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA. “In keeping with the STTI mission to celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, I congratulate the 2015 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame honorees. I look forward to learning more about their contributions and sharing them with our members worldwide.”
 
“We are honored to sponsor STTI’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame awards and congratulate each recipient. Wiley recognizes the contributions of these 19 inductees for their outstanding research, leadership, and efforts in advancing health around the world. Their insight, expertise, and integrity have greatly impacted the profession and improved the lives of the patients they serve,” said Wiley Publishing Manager for Nursing Kassie Stovell.
 
STTI’s annual international nursing research congress attracts nearly 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who learn from evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 26th congress is Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. To view details and register for the event, visit http://congress.nursingsociety.org.
 
2015 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Honorees
Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing
Duke University School of Nursing
Beta Epsilon Chapter #051, Epsilon Theta Chapter #126
USA
 
Elizabeth R. A. Beattie, PhD, RN, FGSA
Professor, Aged and Dementia Care
Queensland University of Technology
Phi Delta-at-Large Chapter #482
Australia
 
Stijn Blot, PhD, MNSc, RN
Research Professor
Ghent University
Rho Chi-at-Large Chapter #428
Belgium
 
Wendy P. Chaboyer, BSc(Nu), MN, PhD, RN
Professor
Griffith University
Phi Delta-at-Large Chapter #482
Australia
 
Greta G. Cummings, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN
Centennial Professor 
University of Alberta
Mu Sigma Chapter #304
Canada
 
Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Pi Chapter #015
USA
 
Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Professor
The Nurses Alumni Association Chair in Health and the Aging Process
Rush University College of Nursing
Gamma Phi Chapter #091
USA
 
Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Research
Director, Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Epsilon Chapter #004
USA
 
Diane Holditch-Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing
Associate Dean, Research Affairs
Duke University School of Nursing
Beta Epsilon Chapter #051
USA
 
Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Alpha Lambda Chapter #033
USA
 
Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Senior Research Scientist
Department of Veterans Affairs and Uniformed Services University
Nu Beta Chapter #312
USA
 
Gail Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
New York University College of Nursing
Upsilon Chapter #018
USA
 
Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor
University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing
Alpha Eta Chapter #029
USA
 
Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN 
Dean, University of South Florida College of Nursing
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health
University of South Florida
Delta Beta-at-Large Chapter #096
USA
 
Karen Frick Pridham, PhD, RN, FAAN
Helen Denne Schulte Professor Emerita
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
Beta Eta-at-Large Chapter #053
USA
 
Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP
Professor Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Pi Chapter #015
USA
 
Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Xi Chapter #013
USA
 
Margarete J. Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN
Cary C. Boshamer Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alpha Alpha Chapter #023
USA
 
Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Xi Chapter #013
USA
 
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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 www.nursingsociety.org.

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