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Hat in the Ring

Assistant Professor Diana Baptiste, who has led the revitalization of the Nu Beta chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is now running for North American Region 12 coordinator of STTI. Her platform: Collaborate, communicate, mentor, and move the nursing profession forward. Voting is in October in Indianapolis.

Honors for Laura Gitlin

Laura Gitlin, PhD, has been awarded the title of Isabel Hampton Robb Distinguished Scholar, the first member of the School of Nursing to achieve this honor. The title recognizes achievement at the highest level and potential for ongoing excellence. Gitlin has also been selected as a 2017 recipient of an honorary membership in STTI.

Global Impact Grants 

Johns Hopkins has launched a cross-disciplinary effort to tackle health equity challenges across the globe, with grants of up to $25,000. The Alliance for a Healthier World’s efforts focus on four key global health themes: food and nutrition security; healthy environments; gender equity and justice; transformative technologies; and institutions. Faculty from different schools will steer the theme areas, including School of Nursing Professor Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN.

Information is at ahealthierworld.jhu.edu.

Doctoral Student Awards

DNP student Cynthia Ward is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Nurse Leader Executive Mentorship Award.

PhD students Christina Fleming and Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran have earned the 2017-2018 Professional Development Award.

PhD student Tamryn Gray was selected as a grantee for the Doctoral Degree Grant Award in Cancer Nursing by the American Cancer Society.

White Coat Gifts 

As Master’s Entry students make their Nightingale Pledge this summer, pledges from a sponsorship drive will have provided the white coats on their backs. The 138 sponsors donated a total of $9,370, more than half of which came from students, staff, and faculty. Also represented were alumni from 1954-2017. This year’s ceremony is August 31.

True Catalyst

Assistant Professor Jennifer Stewart, PhD, RN, is among 34 early-career faculty members representing seven divisions of Johns Hopkins University selected for the university’s Catalyst Awards program. Stewart’s work focuses on community-based, mixed-methods approaches to HIV risk reduction in underserved populations. Honorees receive a $75,000 grant.

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