New Faculty Faces
The School of Nursing welcomes three new faculty members.
Susan Immelt, PhD, RN, received her doctorate from the school in 2000. She is a coordinator of the baccalaureate child health course.
Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN, teaches the clinical component of the baccalaureate childbearing family course and coordinates the master’s management practicum.
Nancy Woods, PhD, RN, received her doctorate from the school in May. She is a coordinator of the baccalaureate childbearing family course and the context course.
Health Care Heroes Saluted
Four faculty members were recognized at the Daily Record 2005 Health Care Heroes Awards Ceremony. The program salutes local unsung heroes in six categories: Advancements in Health Care, Community Outreach, Volunteer, Physician Hero, Nurse Hero, and Health Care Professional Hero.
Beth Sloand, MSN, RN, CPNP, was named the Volunteer in Health Care Winner for her work in Haiti. Since 1999, Sloand has led medical teams in providing basic primary care to the families in the poverty-stricken village of Leon.
Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, was named a Nurse Hero Honoree for her work against intimate partner violence.
Two faculty members received honorable mentions in the Nurse Hero category: Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, for her efforts to improve nursing care for battered women; and Benita Walton-Moss, DNSc, RNSC, FNP, for her work in breaking down the health care barriers for vulnerable populations.
Four Named Full Professors
In March, in recognition of ongoing contributions to scholarship, teaching, professional practice, and academic and community service, the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees named three Hopkins Nursing faculty members as full professors: Marion J. Ball, EdD, Victoria Mock, DNSc, RN, and Gayle Page, DNSc, RN. A fourth, Karen B. Haller, PhD, RN, was promoted in late 2004.
Marion Ball, EdD, was elected as the FY06 Vice Chair-elect of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She will assume the position of Vice Chair in FY07.
Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, spoke on “Humor in Nursing” to the Olivian Society at the Catholic University School of Nursing in April.
Fannie Gaston-Johansson, DrMedSc, RN, FAAN, was inducted into the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Goteborg, Sweden. She is the first nurse voted into the organization. In addition, Dr. Gaston-Johansson has been named a recipient of the 2005 Johns Hopkins University Diversity Recognition Awards for her contributions to the celebration of diversity and inclusiveness at Johns Hopkins.
Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, received funding from the National Cancer Institute for her community-based participatory research project for Korean American women’s breast health.
Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS, received the Research/Theory Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions.
Rosemary Mortimer, MS, MSEd, RN, chaired the Nurses Night legislative briefing in Annapolis in February. The briefing prepared nurses to speak with legislators about key nursing issues at a reception held later that evening.
Marie Nolan, DNSc, RN, received $2 million from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study how potential kidney donors make their donation decision and how kidney donors recover after the surgery.
Gayle Page, DNSc, RN, FAAN, was one of 10 nurse researchers featured in a Johnson & Johnson video demonstrating what nurse researchers do and how and why they do it. The video was shown to 1,200 nurse scientists at the NightinGala event sponsored by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research and held in conjunction with the NINR State of the Science Conference in October.
Linda Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN, received the Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Kathie Reese, MSN, RN, and her pediatric students received an award from the Emily Price Head Start program/YMCA of Baltimore for screening approximately 400 children in Head Start Programs for vision, hearing, blood pressure, height, and weight each semester.
Cynda Rushton, DNSc, RN, FAAN, was invited to serve on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation.
Janet Selway, DNSc, CANP, CPNP, testified with other Maryland nurses before the Maryland General Assembly in support of a new HIV Testing bill, SB 718/HB 827. The bill, passed by the Senate on April 11, expands the existing law on HIV testing when there has been a valid exposure to blood and body fluid.