Awards + Announcements

Congratulations to our Faculty, Students + Staff

The following is a list of special awards and announcements featuring FPB faculty, staff, and students. FPB congratulates all our award winners and grant recipients. For more information and announcement submissions, contact FPB's marketing and communications department.


Scott E. Moore, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, post doctoral fellow, was Elected to the Board of Directors as the Early Career Director of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. September 22, 2017

Latina Brooks, PhD, CNP, asssistant professor and director, MSN Program, was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Advanced Practice Registered Nursing of the Ohio Board of Nursing. September 22, 2017

Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP, assistant professor, received the Academic Research Enhancement Award R15 for her “Resourcefulness Intervention for Mothers of Technology-Dependent Children” from the National Institute for Nursing Research National Institutes of Health. September 20, 2017

Matthew Plow, PhD, assistant professor, received a grant for “Comparing the Effectiveness of Fatigue Management Programs for People with MS” for the treatment of MS from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). September 20, 2017

Marilyn Lotas, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, received a grant for Partners in Health: Comprehensive Lead Screening and Support Services Program for Cleveland’s Children Ages 3-5 from the Prentiss Foundation. September 15, 2017

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing; associate dean for research, received the 2017 Distinguished University Professor for Extraordinary Research, Scholarship, Teaching and Service from the Case Western Reserve University. September 8, 2017

McKenzie Wallace, BSN, BA, RN, PhD student, received the 2017 Doris Bloch Research Grant from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for “Determinants of Inflammation in Pregnancy”. September 7, 2017

Kelly Wierenga, PhD, RN, post doctoral fellow, received a Nursing Research Grant from the American Nurses Foundation for Partnering Physical and Emotional Fitness: Improving Cardiac Recovery with Training in Emotion Regulation. September 7, 2017

Rebecca Darrah, PhD, assistant professor, received the Therapeutic Application of Genetic Association Results: CF Lung Disease Modifiers as a Model for her R56 Research Project from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. September 5, 2017

Joachim G. Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, Director of the Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Best Nursing Practices Based on Evidence, received an Advanced Management Issues in HIV Care Discretionary Grant from AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC). September 5, 2017

Scott E. Moore, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, post doctoral fellow, received a Nursing Research Grant from the American Nurses Foundation for Exploring Sex-Based Differences in Aging with HIV. September 5, 2017

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor, won the 2017 Gene Tranbarger Writing Award for “Diversity dynamics: The experience of male Robert Wood Johnson Foundation nurse faculty scholars” from the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN). August 30, 2017

Ashley Weber, PhD, RN, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, was elected to the Special Interest Group (SIG) Research Committee for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). August 21, 2017

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing; associate dean for research, received the Katharine A. Lembright Award for Achievements in Cardiovascular Nursing Research from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. July 31, 2017

Allison Webel, PhD, RN, assistant professor, was elected to the Nominating Committee Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). July 20, 2017

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, MSM, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP, assistant professor, received the Hypertension Early Career Oral Award for her abstract “Clinical Outcomes by Race and Ethnicity in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trials (SPRINT): A Randomized Control Trial” from The American Heart Association. July 20, 2017

Carol L. Savrin, DNP, RN, CPNP, FNP, BC, FAANP, associate professor, received funding for the Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Practice (I-LEAP) partnership with Care Alliance and Neighborhood Family Practice6 from the Saint Luke’s Foundation. July 17, 2017

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and PhD Program Director, received the 2017 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). July 17, 2017.

Joachim G. Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, the Sarah C. Hirsh Professorship, received a grant for Advanced Management Issues in HIV Care from ViiV Healthcare and GlaxoSmithKline. July 12, 2017

Marilyn Lotas, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, received the 2017 Ethelrine Shaw-Nickerson Award from the Ohio Nurses Association. July 12, 2017

Susan M. Ludington, PhD, RN, F-CNM, CKC, FAAN, the Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing, received the 2017 Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Ohio Nurses Association. July 6, 2017

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor, won the 2017 Best Faculty Paper Award for “Evaluation of the Decisional Fatigue Scale Among Surrogate Decision Makers of the Critically Ill” from the Western Journal of Nursing Research/Midwest Nursing Research Society. June 29, 2017

Sonya D. Moore, DNP, CRNA, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, is welcomed as a Featured Board Member in the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA). June 23, 2017

Sonya D. Moore, DNP, CRNA, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, received funding for Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). June 22, 2017

Dedra Hanna-Adams, Director of Financial Aid, received funding for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). June 20, 2017

Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and PhD Program Director, received funding for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). June 20, 2017

Karen Moss, PhD, RN, CNL, post-doctoral fellow, was appointed Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) Representative in the Health Sciences Executive Committee of the Gerontological Society of America. June 13, 2017

Allison Webel, PhD, RN, assistant professor, was published in Gilead Sciences, Inc. for her article on Perceived Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk in People Living with HIV and Impact on CVD Prevention Behaviors. June 13, 2017

Mary Franklin, MSN, CNM, instructor in the MSN Program, won the 2017 American College of Nurse-Midwives Clinical Star Award. June 1, 2017

Mary Dunn, Kiley Hewett and Amy Rogers, School of Nursing Students, won the 2017 American College of Nurse-Midwives Video Contest. June 1, 2017

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, FAAN, Director of National Library of Medicine, NIH Interim Associate Director for Data Science and FPB School of Nursing Faculty Alumna, was honored with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University. May 23, 2017

Jill Byrne, RN, PhD student, was honored with the 2017 Outstanding Innovation in Delivery Solutions for her Surgical Cooling Vest at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Innovator Awards. May 17, 2017

Scott E. Moore, PhD, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, post doctoral fellow, was selected to participate in the 2017 Butler-Williams Scholars Program from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). May 16, 2017

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing; associate dean for research, received the 2017 Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing. May 12, 2017

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, MSM, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP, assistant professor, was accepted into the Summer Institute on Advanced Health Disparities for Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE-AHD) at The University of Arizona Health Sciences. May 4, 2017

Susan M. Ludington, PhD, RN, F-CNM, CKC, FAAN, the Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing, was recognized as the Preemie Professional of the Month for May 2017 from PreemieWorld, LLC. May 4, 2017

Joachim G. Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, the Sarah C. Hirsh Professorship, received Advanced Management Issues in HIV Care from Gilead Sciences Inc. April 17, 2017

Sarah Em, BSN Student, received the 2017 Summer SOURCE Research Award "The Effects of Resourcefulness Training Intervention and Decentering on Self-Management of Stress in Caregivers of Children with Complex Chronic Conditions Dependent on Lifesaving Medical Technology". Project Mentor: Valerie B. Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP. April 17, 2017

Lenette Jones, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Post Doctoral Student, was selected as the Chair-Elect for the Self-Care Research Interest Group (RIG) from the Midwest Nursing Research Society. April 17, 2017

Faye Gary, EdD, MS, RN, FAAN, the Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair & Professor of Nursing, received the 2017 Diversity Achievement Award, Faculty Category, from the CWRU Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. April 17, 2017

Jackson Currie, BSN Student, received the 2017 Summer SOURCE Research Award for his project “Exploring the relationship between fatigue, exercise, and cardiovascular fitness in people living with HIV”. Allison Webel, PhD, RN was Project Mentor. April 17, 2017

Rebecca Darrah, PhD, assistant professor, received the Application of GWAS Results for Therapeutic Benefit in CF Lung Disease from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. April 10, 2017

Amy Y. Zhang, PhD, associate professor, received the 2017 - 2018 Fulbright Scholar Grant to conduct research on Depressive Symptoms of Breast Cancer Patients in China. April 7, 2017

Breanna Hetland, PhD, RN, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Impact Research Grant for her Evaluation of a Web-Based Intervention to Promote Family Caregiver Engagement in Symptom Assessment and Management during Mechanical Ventilation. April 4, 2017

Nirmala Lekhak, BSN, RN, PhD Student, was selected for the 2017 Mind & Life Summer Research Institute Program at the Garrison Institute. March 29, 2017

Anne M. Kolenic, MSN, RN, AOCNS, DNP Student, received the 2017-2018 Clinical Doctoral Scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Society (Project Mentor: Dr. Susan Mazanec). March 27, 2017

Matthew Plow, PhD, assistant professor, was recognized for US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity by Identifying and Managing MS Fatigue Phenotypes by Developing an Artificially Intelligent Smartwatch App. March 27, 2017

Ashley Weber, PhD, RN, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the Sigma Theta Tau International/Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award for her Epidermal Stress Responses to Nursing Care and Skin-to-Skin Care in Premature Infants: A Pilot Study. March 21, 2017

Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC, instructor in the School of Nursing and KL2 Scholar, received the 2017 Diversity and Equity Award from the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. March 15, 2017

Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received the Core Utilization Pilot Grant from Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) for her research in Mitochondrial Gene Expression, Mitochondrial Bioenergetics, and Fatigue in Patients with Prostate Cancer. March 10, 2017

Amy R Lipson, PhD, senior research associate, received the 2017 AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly Research Poster Award. February 28, 2017

Allison Webel, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received third place in the 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for her published book “Living a Healthy Life with HIV”. February 23, 2017

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, received the Action in Advocacy Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Nursing's Future Leaders from the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health. February 23, 2017

Maryjo Prince-Paul, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FPCN, associate professor, was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. February 20, 2017

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor, received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Acute & Critical-Care Across The Life Span Research Interest Group of Midwest Nursing Research Society. February 17, 2017

Ashley Weber, PhD, RN, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Pediatric Research Interest Group of Midwest Nursing Research Society. February 17, 2017

Kayla Herbell, BSN, RN, PhD Student, received a grant from the Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Studies for her research, "Psychophysiological Stress in Pregnant Women: Correlates with Maternal Mental Health." February 15, 2017

Sonya D. Moore, DNP, CRNA, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, was elected to the Professional Membership of the Nursing Academy, National Academies of Practice. February 3, 2017

Ashley Weber, PhD, RN, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the NANN Scholarship to attend the 2017 Nurse in Washington Internship from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. January 24, 2017

Heather Hardin, PhD, RN, Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Nursing, was elected to the Board of Directors for the Midwest Nursing Research Society. January 20, 2017

Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC, instructor in the School of Nursing and KL2 Scholar, received the New Investigator Award from the Health of Diverse Populations Research Interest Group of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. January 17, 2017

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing; associate dean for research, received the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 2017 Distinguished Contribution Award. January 17, 2017

Kathy D. Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC, instructor in the School of Nursing and KL2 Scholar, was elected to the Board of Directors for Kendal at Oberlin College. January 10, 2017

Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, associate professor, received the Senior Scientist Award from the Gerontological Nursing Science Research Interest Group of Midwest Nursing Research Society. January 10, 2017

Karen Moss, PhD, RN, CNL, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the PhD Dissertation Award from the Gerontological Nursing Science Research Interest Group of Midwest Nursing Research Society. January 10, 2017

Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, received the R01 Research Project Grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Health for her Web Based Resourcefulness Training for Grandmother Caregivers. December 19, 2016

Heather Hardin, PhD, RN,T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the New Investigator Award from the Adolescent Research Interest Group of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. December 13, 2016

Rita M. Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN, instructor, received an award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research for her Case Study Development for Poverty Simulation Pedagogy: Understanding the Conditions of Poverty as Determinants of Health and their Impact on Access to Health Promotion and Health Care. November 30, 2016.

Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, director of the Hirsh Institute; Sarah C. Hirsh Professor, received the 2016 President’s Award from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care for his service to the organization. November 16, 2016

Christine Horvat Davey, RN, BSN, BSPS, Kayla S. Herbell BSN, RNNirmala Lekhak, BSN, RNShanina Knighton, RN, BSN, BA, VA Scholar, Kathy J. Meyers, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, and Julie Schexnayder, DNP, MPH, ACNP-BC, all PhD students, received the 2016 PCORI Annual Meeting Scholarship from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. October 12, 2016

Michael J. Decker, PhD, RN, RRT, Diplomate ABSM, associate professor, Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP, associate professor, and Chris A. Flask, PhD, associate professor of Radiology, received funding from the Department of Defense on their research, Hyperoxia: An Unrecognized Mechanism for Inducing “Hypoxia-Like” Symptoms. Sept. 28, 2016
 
Michael J. Decker, PhD, RN, RRT, Diplomate ABSM, associate professor, Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP, associate professor, and Chris A. Flask, PhD, associate professor of Radiology, received funding from the Department of Defense on their research, Neural Effects of Hypobaric Exposure. Sept. 27, 2016

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and PhD Program Director, received an R01 Research Project Grant from National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health for "Tailored Health Self-Management Interventions for Highly Distressed Family Caregivers." September 23, 2016.

Lenette M. Jones, PhD, ACNS-BC, Post-Doctoral Fellow, has been accepted into the 2016 NIH-sponsored GUMSHOE Grantwriting Program. September 12, 2016

Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, associate Professor; Director, QSEN Institute, Director of Interprofessional Integration and Education Center of Excellence in Primary Care, VA Quality Scholars Program (VAQS) Senior Nurse Fellow Louis Stokes Cleveland VA, received an R13 Conference Grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), for "Dissemination & Implementation Methods: Quality & Safety Competencies in Academia and Practice." Sept. 15, 2016

Joseph Perazzo, PhD, RN, Post-Doctoral Fellow, received an award from the American Nurses Foundation, for his work, "A Mixed Methods Study of Physical Activity and Diet Self-Management in People Living with HIV." September 1, 2016

Jesse Honsky, MPH, MSN, RN, APHN-BC, assistant director of the BSN Program; instructor, received funding for the 2016 Gold-AACN White Coat Ceremony for Nursing, from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. August 18, 2016

Amy Bieda, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, NNP-BC, assistant Professor; director, BSN Program; and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program, received the 2016 NANN Navigator Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. August 29, 2016

Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM, Dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the May L. Wykle Endowed Professor, was funded for the Jonas V Scholars Program from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. August 29, 2016

Case Western Reserve University's Nursing Baccalaureate Program was Recipient of the Innovations in Baccalaureate Population Health Curriculum Award, “In grateful appreciation and recognition to the outstanding work of AACN member schools in undergraduate public health or population health nursing at the Fall Semiannual Meeting and AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference,” the from American Association of College of Nursing. August 18, 2016

Joachim G. Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, the Sarah C. Hirsh Professorship, received a Department of Defense Grant for his research, "The Effect of Hypobaria on Muscle Inflammation and Regeneration after Injury and Hemorrhagic Shock." August 15, 2016

Rebecca Darrah, PhD, assistant professor and assistant Genetic Counseling Program Director, received a R21 Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, for her research, "Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting Assessments of Lung Disease." August 10, 2016.

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor, and Grant Pignatiello, BSN, RN, pre-doctoral fellow received an R01 Diversity Supplement for "Effects of Self-Regulation, Cognitive Load, and Decision Support on Decision Making Readiness in Surrogate Decision Makers of ICU Patients," from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health. July 28, 2016

Lenette M. Jones, PhD, ACNS-BC, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Kathy Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Instructor and KL2 Scholar, were selected as Health Disparities Research Institute Scholars from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). July 12, 2016

Faye A. Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing, received the Congressional Recognition, Unsung Heroes, from U.S. Member of Congress: The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge,  for having “dedicated herself to supporting minority students seeking higher education, and for her work as a researcher in the areas affecting minorities, as well as having been internationally recognized for work that address children, community, corporate, and faith-based healthcare."

Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, CIC, associate professor; clinical nurse specialist (CNS), was selected as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). June 17, 2016

Andrew P. Reimer, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received the Cleveland Clinic’s Caregiver Excellence Award. June 16, 2016

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, RN, ARNP-BC, assistant research associate, was named Nurse Researcher of the Year by the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. June 3, 2016

Peg DiMarco, PhD, RN, CPNP, associate professor, was selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Her formal induction will be in October, 2016. May 27, 2016

Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, associate professor; director, QSEN Institute, director of Interprofessional Integration and Education Center of Excellence in Primary Care, VA Quality Scholars Program (VAQS) Senior Nurse Fellow Louis Stokes Cleveland VA, was selected as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Her formal induction will be in October, 2016. May 27, 2016

Faye A. Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing, was selected to receive the North Coast Nurses Coalition's Unsung Heroes Award for work with vulnerable populations in the Greater Cleveland area.

Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, RN, CPNP, associate professor, received a U18 Research Supplement to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health. May 26, 2016

Rebecca Patton, MSN, RN, instructor and the Lucy Jo Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing, will receive the Honorary Recognition Award from the American Nurses Association, for distinguished service to the profession and contributions of national or international significance. May 26, 2016

During the April National Student Nurses Association, the FPB delegation successfully submitted and won approval during the House of Delegates for their resolution titled, "In Support of Nurses Educating Working Mothers on Breastfeeding Rights In the Workplace." The undergraduate students attending were: Erin Bershig, Brittany Byrd, Kassandra Corter, Frances DoRosario, Mallory Erl, Olivia Hamm, and Rainer Matzko. May 25, 2016

Jeremy Honaker, PhD student, has been selected to attend the NINR Summer Genetics Institute. May 25, 2016

Faye A. Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing, received the Community Partner of the Year Award from the East Cleveland City School District. May 25, 2016

Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Independence Foundation Professor, received a Core Utilization Pilot Grant from Clinical & Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) for her project, "Transitions of Care and Outcomes for Persons Undergoing Hip and Knee Replacement." May 25, 2016

Michael J. Decker, PhD, RN, RRT, Diplomate ABSM, associate professor, received the 2016 Mary Kay Lehman Award for Excellence in Teaching. May 15, 2016

Anne M. Kolenic, MSN, RN, AOCNS, DNP Student, received a graduate scholarship in Cancer Nursing Practice from the American Cancer Societ. Dr. Susan Mazanec is her project mentor. May 16, 2016

Sonya D. Moore, MSN, CRNA, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, received a Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). May 9, 2016.

Carol L. Savrin, DNP, RN, CPNP, FNP, BC, FAANP, associate professor, was elected Treasurer of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. April 22, 2016

Nirmala Lekhak, BSN, RN, PhD Student, received the 2016 Lenore A. Kola Graduate Student Community Service Award from the CWRU School of Graduate Studies and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. April 22, 2016

Nirmala Lekhak, BSN, RN, PhD Student, received the 2016 Outstanding International Graduate Student Award from the CWRU Center for International Affairs. April 21, 2016

Breanne Roche, MSN, BSN, RN, CPNP, PhD student, received a Clinical Doctoral Scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation. April 7, 2016

Kathy Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC,PMHCNS-BC, instructor and KL2 Scholar, was selected for the National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute Program at the National Institutes of Health. April 7, 2016

Gretchen G. Mettler, PhD, CNM, Midwifery Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing; Director, Nurse Midwifery Education Program, was selected as a Fellow from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. March 30, 2016

Chujun Zhao, a junior studying nursing, won first place at an all-Ohio Japanese speech competition. Zhao, who is from Bejing, has been working toward a minor in Japanese studies since her first semester at CWRU. She attended a Japanese summer school in Japan in 2015. March 25, 2015

Anton Vehovec, BSN, RN, predoctoral fellow, received the F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health for his project, "New Mechanism to Explain Heart Failure Self Management." March 25, 2016

Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, associate professor; associate director of the University Center on Aging and Health, was accepted into the John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative Policy Institute. March 25, 2016.

Kathy Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC,PMHCNS-BC, was inducted into the Trumbull County African American Achievers Hall of Fame. March 9, 2016

Kathy Wright, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC,PMHCNS-BC, instructor and KL2 Scholar, received the New Investigator Award from the Gerontological Nursing Science Research Interest Group at Midwest Nursing Research Society. March 4, 2016

Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received a $4,500 Case Western Reserve University ACES+ Opportunity Grant for her project, “Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Cancer-Related Fatigue in Prostate Cancer: Bridge the Essential Knowledge and Skills of Mitochondrial Bioenergetics.” March 3, 2016

Chujun Zhao, junior BSN student, has been selected to participate in an all-Ohio Japanese speech competition. Zhao is a resident of Bejing, China, and getting a minor in Japanese studies. She has been studying Japanese since her first semester at Case Western Reserve, and attended a Japanese summer school in Japan in 2015. February 26, 2016

Sara Douglas, PhD, RN, the Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Professorship in Nursing Excellence and associate dean of research, received a $2.37 million grant  from NIH National Institute for Nursing Research for her project, “CLOSER: A Videoconference Intervention for Distance Caregivers.” February 29, 2016

Rebecca Darrah, PhD, assistant professor and assistant genetic counseling program director, received a $$215,000 grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, for her research, Angiotensin Signaling as a Therapeutic Target for CF Pulmonary Disease. February 22, 2016

Joachim Voss, PhD, has been appointed the Sarah C. Hirsh Professor. February 12, 2016

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and the PhD Program Director, received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars Program Grant for her project, "Preparing Future Nurse Scientists in Three Years." February 12, 2016.

Sara L. Douglas, PhD, RN was appointed the Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Professor in Nursing Excellence. January 25, 2016

Kayla Herbell, BSN, RN, PhD student, won the the ISPN Foundation Psychiatric Nursing Research Grant from the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses for her proposal, "Prenatal Stress, Depressive Symptoms, and Resourcefulness: Descriptive Profiles of Diverse Pregnant Women." January 21, 2016

Margaret A. Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP, assistant professor, received the 2015 Book of the Year Award for the Advanced Practice Nursing category for her book, Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians from the American Journal of Nursing. January 20, 2016

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, associate professor, received the 2016 Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society. January 8, 2016

BSN Student Winners for the Intersections: SOURCE Poster Awards. 1st place (tie): Precious Amoako, Elizabeth Benway, and Gabrielle Brown, “Increasing Patient Affordable Care Act Enrollment Accessibility Through Cleveland Department of Public Health Staff Education.” Faculty Mentor: Cheryl Killion, Nursing. 1st place (tie): Madeline  Haas,  “Infection  Prevention at Sunbeam School: Teaching Hand Hygiene and Cough Etiquette.” Faculty Mentor: Marilyn Lotas, Nursing. 2nd place: Teresa Carter and Molly Jackson, “Pneumonia Prevention in Geriatric Participants at McGregor PACE.” Faculty Mentor: Marilyn Lotas, Nursing. December 28, 2016.

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and PhD Program Director, is the recipient of the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 2016 Distinguished Contribution Award. December 28, 2015

Kayla Herbell, BSN, RN, PhD student, won the the ISPN Foundation Student Travel Scholarship Award from the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. December 23, 2015

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and PhD Program Director, received the Senior Researcher Award from the Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Research Interest Group of Midwest Nursing Research Society. December 23, 2015

Breanna Hetland, PhD, RN, T32 Post-doctoral Fellow, received the Dissertation Award from the Acute and Critical Care Research Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. December 17, 2015

Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing, received the Senior Investigator Award from the Women’s Health & Transitions in Childbearing Research Section of  Midwest Nursing Research Society. December 16, 2015

Diana Lynn Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing Executive Director, University Center on Aging & Health, received the Enhanced Professional and Inter-professional Competencies (EPIC) for Geriatric Care Grant from The McGregor Foundation. December 15, 2015

Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP, assistant professor, will be awarded the Early Investigator Award at the Midwest Nursing Research Society Family Research Interest Group meeting in Milwaukee March 17-19. December 14, 2015

Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Instructor and the Lucy Jo Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing, received the March of Dimes Distinguished Award, the 2015 Ohio Nurse of the Year. Watch the video honoring Prof. Patton. November 11, 2015

Rebecca Darrah, PhD, assistant professor and assistant genetic counseling program director, received a $306,000 grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, for her research, Repairing CFTR Genetic Mutations for Research Tools and Therapeutics-Research. October 30, 2015

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, associate professor, was selected for induction as a Fellow and Distinguished Practitioner by the National Academies of Practice in the Nursing Academy. October 15, 2015

Stephanie Steiner, MSN, RN, ACNP, director of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, was voted onto the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) Board of Directors. September 17, 2015

Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN, FAAN , Independence Foundation Professor , received an R25 Research Education Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health for her project, "Bridges to the Doctorate in Nursing for Northeastern Ohio." September 5, 2015

Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, associate professor, received an R01 Research Grant from the National Institute Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, for his project, "A Clinical Trial of Decision Support for End of Life Care Among Surrogate Decision Makers of the Chronically Critically Ill." September 5, 2015

Donna Dowling, PhD, RN, professor, received the Distinguished Service in Neonatal Nursing Award from The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). August 26, 2015

Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received an award from the National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health for her research, "Mitochondrial Bioenergetics Mechanism of Cancer-Related Fatigue." August 5, 2015

Stephanie Steiner, MSN, RN, ACNP, director of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, received the 2015 Katz-Mason Award from the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association. The award is for demonstrated excellence and significant contributions in transport nursing. July 16, 2015

Nirmala Lekhak, BSN, RN, PhD student, won the Next Generation of Care Award at the Faces of Care Gala, hosted by Cleveland Magazine and the Greater Cleveland Nurse Association. The fifth annual Faces of Care Gala honored Northeast Ohio area nurses who are making a difference. June 30, 2015

Isaac Martinez and Elizabeth Reyes, junior BSN students, received scholarships at Esperanza Inc.’s Fiesta of Hope event in June. June 30, 2015

Sonya D. Moore, MSN, CRNA, director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program, received a Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). May 6, 2015

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing, and the director of the PhD in Nursing Program, received a Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). June 1, 2015

Nirmala Lekhak, BSN, RN, PhD student, received the 2015 Marie Haug Award from the University Center on Aging and Health. She is pledging $100 out of the award to an organization working to help the aging population in Nepal, following the recent earthquake. May 6, 2015

Moriah Watts, BSN student, received 1st Place at the 2015 Intersections: SOURCE Symposium for her Nursing Poster Presentation: “Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening.”

Sara Mithani, BSN student, received 1st Place at the 2015 Intersections: SOURCE Symposium for her Nursing Poster Presentation: “Self-care Instructions Improve Biomarkers for Gum Disease in Postmenopausal Women.”