By Ron Supan
Kathleen Becker, MS, CRNP has been appointed a Content Expert for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult Nurse Practitioner Examination and selected as a member of the Review Panel for the Journal of Nursing Education.
Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she received her undergraduate degree.
Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN presented one of two keynote addresses at the JHU Diversity Conference. Dean Hill shared her experiences in establishing the SON values of excellence, respect, diversity, integrity, and accountability early in her deanship and noted that “living the values ultimately builds the SON community.”
Joan Kub, PhD, APRN, BC received the “Mentor of the Year Award” from the Maryland Nurses Association at their awards luncheon last October. Kub also was chosen as the recipient of the registration scholarship by the Nurse Organizations Alliance and will attend “Nurse in Washington Internship” in March 2007.
Phyllis Mason, MS, RN, CANP and Beth Sloand, MSN, RN, CPNP joined a multidisciplinary health care team to provide relief medical services in rural villages of Haiti. The team was accompanied by nurse practitioner graduate students Andrea Riley, RN, BSN and Jill Crank, RN, BSN.
Aisling McGuckin, MSN, MPH, RN has been named an Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow. The fellowship, one of eight given to residents to work for one year with underserved groups in Baltimore, comes with a stipend of $48,750 for a term of 18 months.
Marie Nolan, PhD, RN was one of 12 nurses selected for the 2007 Maryland Nurses Association “Face of Nursing” Calendar. Her photograph and story appear in the month of March.
Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN is one of 24 nationally and internationally recognized nurse scholars who will participate in the April 2007 “Nursing and Health Care Ethics: A Legacy and A Vision” sponsored by Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics in Omaha, NE.
Dan Sheridan, PhD, RN, FNE-A, FAAN received a $21,347 grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention to coordinate in 2007 two Maryland Board of Nursing approved 40-hour, week-long trainings to begin to prepare registered nurses to become sexual assault forensic examiners.
Ibby Tanner, PhD, RN and Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, FAAN received the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing/American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2006 Award for Baccalaureate Education in Geriatric Nursing at the AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting at Fairmount Washington Hotel in November.
Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN has been selected by the National League for Nursing to serve as the NLN Ambassador for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Nancy Woods, PhD, CNM received the 2007 Mariam Manisoff Award from Planned Parenthood of America on February 9 for significant contributions to advanced practice women’s health.
Eight faculty and two doctoral students presented their research at the “National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research” in Washington D.C. last October: Jerilyn Allen, RN, ScD, FAAN; Jackie Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN; Cheryl Dennison, CRNP, PhD; Jessica Gill, CRNP, PhD(c); Nancy Glass PhD, MPH, RN; Haera Han, PhD, RN; Haley Mark, PhD, MPH, RN; Gayle Page, RN, DNSc, FAAN; Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN; Sarah Szanton, CRNP, PhD(c) and Nancy Woods, PhD, CNM.