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UI College of Nursing faculty receive awards, recognitions
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several members of the University of Iowa College
of Nursing faculty received awards and recognitions recently:
Associate professor M. Kathleen Clark, Ph.D., received a National Institutes
of Health Director's Award of $100,000 over two years to study the effects
of Depo-Provera on serum estrogen levels and bone density in women who
use the drug as a contraceptive. The award permits Clark to conduct a pilot
study while preparing her proposal for funding a full-scale investigation
of the subject.
Associate professor Connie Delaney, Ph.D., was inducted as a fellow
of the American Academy of Nursing at the organization's annual meeting
in Acapulco Oct. 31. Fellows are chosen for their "outstanding contributions
to the profession through publications, research, professional activities
and community service," according to the academy. Delaney chaired
the American Nurses Association Nursing Information and Data Set Evaluation
Center. She was also elected vice president of the Midwest Nursing Research
Associate professor Joann Eland's worldwide web site on cancer pain
education for patients, families and nurses was chosen as "web pick
of the day" recently by HMS Beagle, an online magazine for biological
and medical researchers. HMS Beagle will also catalog the site permanently.
Eland's work was also recognized by the journal Oncology Nurses Forum,
which called her site "one of the first and best resources for the
management of pediatric cancer pain on the Internet."
Professor Rita Frantz, Ph.D., received the Sharon Baronoski Founder's
Award for excellence in the field of wound care. Frantz, who is nationally
known for her work in prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as
bedsores, accepted the award at the 13th Annual Clinical Symposium on Wound
Care in Atlanta Oct. 8.
Associate professor Diane Huber, Ph.D., has been elected treasurer of
the Midwest Nursing Research Society and was recently named associate editor
of Outcomes Management for Nursing Practice, a professional journal.
Professor Joanne McCloskey, Ph.D., was appointed to the Distinguished
Lecturer Committee of Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing profession's international
honor society. She was also appointed to the editorial board of Nursing
Administration Quarterly, a professional journal.