SNRS 2015 Annual Conference
February 25 – 28, 2015
SNRS Distinguished Researcher Award
The purpose of the SNRS Distinguished Researcher Award is to recognize the contribution of an individual whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region.
The 2015 recipient is, Elizabeth J. Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Emory University.
SNRS Leadership in Research Award
The Leadership in Research Award is to recognize outstanding leadership, contribution, or promotion of nursing and health care research. This award is bestowed by the SNRS Board of Directors.
The 2015 recipient is Marti Rice, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing.
SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health
The purpose of the SNRS Award for Research in Minority Health is to recognize the contributions of an individual or group conducting and/or promoting research that has significance for improving the health care of minorities and other under-represented groups in the Southern region.
The 2015 recipient is Jane Dimmitt Champion, PhD, DNP, RN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, University of Texas at Austin.
SNRS Mid-Career Researcher Award
The purpose of the Mid-Career Award is to recognize the contribution of a member whose scholarly work influences outcomes in nursing practice, nursing education, health policy, or population health, and who has demonstrated progress in a program of research following doctoral education completed at least 10 years earlier.
The 2015 recipient is Ann L. Horgas, PhD, RN, University of Florida.
SNRS Early Science Investigator Award
The purpose of the SNRS Early Science Investigator Award is to seek to recognize the contributions of a nurse scientist early in her/his research career, who shows potential to develop a sustained program of research to enhance nursing science and practice.
The 2015 recipient is Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN, Johns Hopkins University.
SNRS Clinical Researcher Award
The purpose of the SNRS Clinical Researcher Award is to recognize the contribution of an individual (with greater than 50% of their appointment working as a researcher in a clinical setting) whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern Region.
The 2015 recipient is Karen L. Rice, DNS, APRN, ACNS-BC, ANP, Oschner Health Systems.
RINAH Authorship Award
The purpose of the Research in Nursing & Health (RINAH) Authorship Award is to recognize a SNRS member who disseminated research findings, or important theoretical, or methodological advances in the official SNRS journal, RINAH, within the past year. The SNRS member may have served as sole author or first author of a team-based paper during the designated time period.
The award acknowledges the partnership between SNRS and RINAH to support high quality, peer-reviewed research/scholarship that covers a broad range of research and theory that impacts nursing practice/science and other health disciplines. The award also supports the SNRS mission to “promote the image of nursing as a scientific discipline” and recognizes a SNRS member’s contribution to research dissemination, facilitation of career development of nurses and nursing students, and enhancement of science and nursing practice in the Southern Region.
The 2015 recipient is Bonnie Mowinski Jennings, PhD, RN, Emory University.
D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award
The purpose of the D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award is to recognize the contributions of a researcher who has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region. The award is named n honor of the first SNRS President, D. Jean Wood, whose leadership set the course for the positive growth and development of the Society.
The 2015 recipient is, Valerie Lander McCarthy, PhD, RN, University of Louisville.
Mary Kutash, University of South Florida, was the recipient of the 2014 SNRS Dissertation Grant Award.
The title of her dissertation was, The Relationship between Nurse’s Emotional Intelligence and Patient Outcomes.
The 2014 CANS/SNRS Dissertation Grant Award recipient was Marcy C. Purnell, MSN, FNP-C, PhD(c),
University of Tennessee, for Modulation of Bioelectrodynamics in Cancerous and Noncancerous Cells.
The 2014 SNRS Research Grant Award was presented to Debra Whisenant, PhD, MSN, MSPH, University of Alabama for her research, Adapting a community-based participatory health promotion model implemented in Haiti and Jamaica to effectively engage poor, rural, southern residents of a medically underserved community in Appalachia.
The 2014 SNRS/ANF Scholar Award recipient was Karen Wickersham, PhD, RN, University of Maryland, for Transcriptional Expression Profiles of Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Taking Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors.
Doctoral Student Poster Awards
1st Place – N. Edward Damron, University of Alabama, for Analyzing the Presence of Bacterial Colonies within a Neonatal Suctioning Device: The Blue-Bulb Syringe
2nd Place – Hanzhang Xu, Duke University, forSelf-Reported Diabetes Education among Chinese Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Diabetes: Comparison of Urban Residents, Migrants in Urban Settings, and Rural.
3rd Place – Alexandra Milam, University of Kentucky, forImplications of Tooth Loss for Increased Cardiovascular Disease.