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Release: Oct. 30, 2001
UI College of Nursing faculty earn recognition
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several members of the University of Iowa College of
Nursing faculty have received awards recently for their contributions to nursing,
education and research.
Kathleen Buckwalter, Ph.D., professor and associate UI provost for health
sciences, received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association's Excellence
in Research Award. Buckwalter also received the National Gerontology Nurses
Association's first-ever Board of Directors Award.
M. Patricia Donahue, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for academic affairs,
received a distinguished alumni award recently from the Cleveland General
and St. Luke's Hospital Alumni Association. She earned a diploma in nursing
from the St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio.
Joann Eland, Ph.D., associate professor and director of student affairs
for the college, was named to receive Sigma Theta Tau International's Audrey
Hepburn Award for her international work to address children's pain. Eland
will accept the award at the organization's biennial meeting Nov. 11 in Indianapolis.
Michelle Eliason, Ph.D., associate professor, is one of just 10 individuals
nationwide named as fellows of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Reducing
Substance Abuse Program.
Rose Marie Friedrich, associate professor of nursing, received a national
award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for best treatment
of schizophrenia in a community based program.
Also, Sigma Theta Tau International has bestowed its first-ever Melanie
C. Dreher Outstanding Dean Award to Angela Barron McBride, dean of nursing
at Indiana University. The award is named for Melanie Dreher, Ph.D., professor
and dean of nursing at the UI, who served as president of Sigma Theta Tau
from 1997 to 1999.