Dean Martha N. Hill, PhD, RN, has received the 2011 Leadership in Research Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS). “Your outstanding contributions to research in nursing, healthcare, and interdisciplinary work exemplify excellence in nursing research,” wrote SNRS President Marti Rice, PhD, RN, in HillÕs award notification letter. Excellence in Nursing Research was the theme of the 25th annual SNRS conference in Jacksonville, FL, where Hill was presented with the award.[pullquote] (Dean Martha) Hill is an expert in integrating patient-, provider-, and system-level interventions to improve care and outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations. [/pullquote]
Internationally known for her research in preventing and treating hypertension and its complications, particularly among young, urban African-American men, Hill is an expert in integrating patient-, provider-, and system-level interventions to improve care and outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations. For more than 25 years Dr. Hill has made sustained contributions to cardiovascular nursing science, with 40 years of experience as an administrator, educator, and clinician providing support and practical perspective to her scholarly work.
“Dr. Hill has provided extraordinary contributions to nursing research through her scholarship, student mentorship, and program development,” wrote Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN, associate dean for research at JHUSON, in her letter nominating Dean Hill for the award. “The local and global impact of [HillÕs] research and scholarship has changed the thinking in the field of cardiovascular prevention science in vulnerable populations.”