2015 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Honorees


The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will induct 19 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico July 23-27, 2015.

Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes 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 honorees’ research projects will be shared through the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, enabling nurses everywhere to benefit from their discoveries and insights. The award presentation is sponsored by Wiley.

“These 19 honorees have achieved life-changing results through their research,” said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA. “In keeping with the STTI mission to celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, I congratulate the 2015 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame honorees. I look forward to learning more about their contributions and sharing them with our members worldwide.”

STTI’s annual international nursing research congress attracts nearly 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who learn from evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 26th congress is Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. To view details and register for the event, visit http://congress.nursingsociety.org.

2015 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Honorees

Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Virginia Stone Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of Nursing, North Carolina

Elizabeth R. A. Beattie, PhD, RN, FGSA, Professor, Aged and Dementia Care
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Stijn Blot, PhD, MNSc, RN, Research Professor, Ghent University, Belgium

Wendy P. Chaboyer, BSc(Nu), MN, PhD, RN, Professor, Griffith University, Australia

Greta G. Cummings, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN, Centennial Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Susan G. Dorsey, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Professor, The Nurses Alumni Association Chair in Health and the Aging Process, Rush University College of Nursing, Illinois

Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA,. Distinguished Professor of Critical Care Research, Director, Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care. The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Diane Holditch-Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marcus E. Hobbs Distinguished Professor of Nursing Associate Dean, Research Affairs, Duke University School of Nursing, North Carolina

Tonda L. Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health. University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing

Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN,Professor and Senior Research Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs and Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Md.

Gail Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN,Professor and Associate Dean for Research. New York University College of Nursing

Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN .Dean, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health University of South Florida

Karen Frick Pridham, PhD, RN, FAAN, Helen Denne Schulte Professor Emerita. University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, Professor Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN, FAHA, FAAN, Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology,
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Margarete J. Sandelowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, Cary C. Boshamer Professor,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing


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