Sigma Announces 2019 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees

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Honorees will be inducted during the 30th International Nursing Research Congress in Calgary

The 2019 inductees will join the 176 previously inducted 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 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) will induct 23 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame during its 30th International Nursing Research Congress in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in July. This year’s inductees — representing Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United States — will be honored during a special session on Saturday, 27 July 2019, where they will be presented with a crystal award and participate in a moderated panel discussion.

“These Hall of Fame researchers have made highly substantive contributions to global health that will resonate for decades. I offer my sincere congratulations to these 23 outstanding nurses, and I look forward to learning more from them during my conversation with the honorees,” said Sigma President Beth Baldwin Tigges, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, who will oversee the induction and panel discussion.

This year represents Sigma’s 10th presentation of the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductees will join the 176 previously inducted nurse researchers – many of whom will be present at the 10-year anniversary induction – who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves.

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award presentation is sponsored by Wiley.

“Wiley is proud to partner with Sigma to celebrate these distinguished inductees. We congratulate and thank each honoree for their significant contributions to research, leadership, and advancing health around the world,” said Wiley Publishing Manager for Nursing Kassie Stovell.

Sigma’s annual Congress attracts more than 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who share information and learn from hundreds of peer-reviewed, evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 30th International Nursing Research Congress is Theory-to-Practice: Catalyzing Collaborations to Connect Globally. To view details or register for the event, visit http://www.sigmanursing.org/congress.

2019 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Honorees

Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAPOS, FAAN
Professor and Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair
The University of Arizona College of Nursing
Tucson, Arizona
USA

Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
Distinguished Professor
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
USA

Diane Cheryl Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
USA

Tracey Bucknall, PhD
Alfred Deakin Professor
Director of Nursing Research & Foundational Chair in Nursing
Deakin University and Alfred Hospital
Melbourne
Australia

Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Associate professor & Director Pless Center for Nursing Research
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
New York, New York
USA

Claire Burke Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN
Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professor of Mental Health Nursing
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana
USA

Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FPCN
Professor of Palliative Care
University of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing
Senior Scientist
Department of Veterans Affairs
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
USA

Cecile A. Lengacher, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS
Professor and Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Nursing Professorship in Oncology
USF College of Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida
USA

Wendy Moyle, PhD, RN, BN, MSc
Professor and Program Director
Griffith University
Brisbane
Australia

Mariann R. Piano, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA
Nancy & Hilliard Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research
Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing
Nashville, Tennessee
USA

Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, PhD, RN, RNT, FEANS, FAAN
Professor
Lund University
Lund
Sweden

Donna Lynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Denton & Louise Cooley and Family Centennial Professor in Nursing
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
Austin, Texas
USA

Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics
Berman Institute of Bioethics/School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
USA

Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN
Professor
University of British Columbia School of Nursing
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN
Professor / Director Center for Nursing Research
Villanova University College of Nursing
Princeton, New Jersey
USA

Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN
Centennial Professor in Health Policy
Columbia University
New York, New York
USA

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor and Director, Center on Innovative Care in Aging
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Joint Appointment with the Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland
USA

Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research Development and Data Science
Professor of Nursing and Medicine
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
USA

David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and Professor
Yale School of Nursing
New York, New York
USA

Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN
Professor and Director, Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Evidence-Based Practice
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
USA

JoAnne M. Youngblut, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Professor in Prevention and Family Health
Florida International University
Miami, Florida
USA

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and Director
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
USA

Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN
Nursing Collegiate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
USA

About Sigma
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 530 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Learn more at http://www.SigmaNursing.org.

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