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									                                 Convention Daily
                    Highlights from the 38th Biennial Convention
                            Monday, November 14, 2005.

Fitness Event for Nursing Research
Sponsored by Purdue University School of Nursing and Delta
Omicron Chapter
More than 100 convention attendees participated in Fitness for
Research 2005 and collected more than $5,000 to support the
foundation’s research endowment, which makes funds available to
assist Sigma Theta Tau International’s nurse researchers.



The Episteme Award
The Baxter International Foundation’s Episteme Award presentation, sponsored by The
Baxter International Foundation, acknowledges a major break-through in nursing
knowledge development that has resulted in a significant and recognizable benefit to the
public. The Baxter International Foundation generously provides a $15,000 stipend to
the award winner. In the tradition of the Nobel Prize, The Episteme Award is presented
to a person or team for highly significant research.

               The Episteme Laureate and keynote speaker this year is Marylin J.
               Dodd, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of research, Center for Symptom
               Management.

                Marylin J. Dodd, RN, PhD, FAAN is Professor and Associate Dean,
                Academic Affairs, and the Sharon A. Lamb Endowed Chair in Nursing,
                University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. For over 30
years, she has tested a variety of self-care interventions designed to reduce the severity
and distress of cancer-related symptoms and treatment-related side effects experienced
by oncology patients. As a leader in the field of oncology nursing and symptom
management, she has been a mentor for oncology nursing researchers. Many of her
students hold leadership positions in university schools of nursing in the United States,
Europe, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. Others are clinical specialists and administrators
who are instrumental in influencing the care of oncology patients.

Dr. Dodd's research and scholarship meets the criteria for new knowledge development
and is highly deserving of the Episteme Award. Professor Dodd and the Research Center
for Symptom management (RCSM) are internationally recognized for making an
exceptional contribution to nursing care, leading to better symptomatic management,
especially for patients with cancer and their families. The range of symptoms researched
is very diverse, and includes symptoms of cancer therapy, sleep disruptions and
respiratory problems in minority populations. Her scholarship and research has been
validated through intramural and foundation funding. The advances made to symptom
management are outstanding, comprehensive, and methodical in terms of improved
public benefit, development of new knowledge, collaboration and cooperation amongst
the various health care disciplines, and support in preparing nurses for research training.

Dr. Dodd has published her research in more than 300 articles and chapters, and
recently published the fourth edition of her textbook, Managing the Side Effects of
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Their Families. She is
currently testing self-care interventions (PRO-SELF Program) to manage the side effects
of cancer treatment (e.g., mucositis, lymphedema) and symptoms of cancer (fatigue,
pain). These randomized clinical trials include team members from the schools of
medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, and exercise physiology. Dr. Dodd has
consistently engaged in projects to diminish the symptoms of cancer therapy so that
patients can self-manage those symptoms. As Dr. Dodd’s nominator said, “Her work
ensures that patients don’t feel as if the cure is worse than the disease.”

Tribute Luncheon
Sponsored in part by National League for Nursing, Bronze Sponsor

                              The honor society presented more than 20 awards on
                              Monday afternoon to members in recognition of their
                              exceptional contributions to the science and profession of
                              nursing, particularly in the areas of scientific research,
                              scholarship, technology, and art. Additionally, before lunch,
                              the honor society extended two special recognitions. Board
                              member Dr. Peter Buerhaus recognized those nurses that
                              have served during times of natural disasters and conflict.
                              Dr. Buerhaus also paid special tribute to Nell J. Watts, past
chief executive of the honor society, who passed away this year. A tribute video was
shown in her honor.

Award recipients:
Clinical Scholarship Award
Judith A. Maloni, RN, PhD, FAAN


Research Awards
RESEARCH DISSERTATION AWARD
Exercise, Physical Activity, and Physical Performance in Thai Elders after Knee Replacement
Surgery: A Behavioral Change Intervention Study
Teeranut Harnirattisai, PhD

RESEARCH UTILIZATION AWARD
The Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based
Practice Model and Guidelines
Robin P. Newhouse, RN, PhD
Sandra L. Dearholt, RN, MS
Stephanie S. Poe, RN, MScN
Linda C. Pugh, RNC, PhD, FAAN
Kathleen M. White, RN, PhD, CNAA, CMAC

RESEARCH DISSEMINATION IN NURSING AWARD
Disseminating Research through
Caregiving Partnerships
Carol E. Smith, RN, PhD


Media Awards
PUBLIC PRINT MEDIA AWARD
Yale Nursing Matters Magazine
Spring Summer 2003, Volume 4, Issue 2
Delta Mu Chapter, Yale School of Nursing
Ilya Sverdlov

NURSING PRINT MEDIA AWARD
Heritage of Leadership: Army Nurse Corps Biographies
Dorothy B. Pocklington RN, PhD, FAAN

PUBLIC ELECTRONIC MEDIA AWARD
Survival Flight
Lila Lazarus, WDIV-TV Health Reporter
Sarah Mayberry, WDIV-TV Medical Producer

NURSING ELECTRONIC MEDIA AWARD
RN Spotlight Electronic Newsletter
AMN Healthcare
Carol Burke
Kristin Rothwell
Karen Siroky

NURSING ART MEDIA AWARD
Nursing Reflections: a Quilt
Department of Nursing Practice, University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital

PUBLIC ART MEDIA AWARD
RN: the Past, Present and Future
of the Nursing Uniform
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing University of Pennsylvania School of
Nursing,
Fabric Workshop and Museum

NURSING PHOTOGRAPHY MEDIA AWARD
Portraits of the Lived Experience
Caroline E. Brown, DEd, CNS, WHNP, IBCLC


Publishing Awards
BEST OF JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - CLINICAL SCHOLARSHIP
External Validity, Generalizability, and Knowledge Utilization
Linda Ferguson, RN, MN

BEST OF JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS
The Nurse-Community Health Advocate Team for Urban Immigrant Primary Health Care
Beverly J. McElmurry, RN, EdD, FAAN
Chang Gi Park, PhD
Aaron G. Buseh, MSN, MPH, PhD

BEST OF JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - PROFESSION AND SOCIETY
Women, Nursing, and Baccalaureate Education
in 20th Century America
Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD

BEST OF JOURNAL OF NURSING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - WORLD HEALTH
Childhood Maltreatment and Mental
Physical Health in Haitian Adults
Donna S. Martsolf, RN, PhD

BEST OF SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL BOOKS AWARD
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: The Stories of Nurses
Carolyn H. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, FACHE, FAAN
Frances R. Vlasses, RN, PhD

BEST OF WORLDVIEWS ON EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING™ AWARD
Conducting Translation Research in the Home Care Setting: Lessons from a Just-in-Time
Reminder Study
Penny Hollander Feldman, PhD
Margaret V. McDonald, MSW, CSW

Information Technology Awards
KNOWLEDGE ADVANCEMENT &
COMPUTER-BASED PUBLIC EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY AWARDS
Disaster Planning for the Special Needs Population
Kappa Kappa Chapter
Patti J. Moss, MSN, RN
Iva H. Hall, RN, PhD
Robert J. Smith, Sergeant
Rose A. Pinchinat, MSN, RN
Michael Chalambaga, BBA
Elizabeth M. Long, RN, MSN, CGNP
Gina L. Hale, MSN, RN

CLINICAL NURSING APPLICATIONS
eNURSING IIc, FACMI
Diana Wilkie, RN, PhD, FAAN
M. Kay M. Judge, RN, MNEd, EDD

COMPUTER-BASED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
PhysWhiz II: Labor and Delivery
Linda Caputi, RN, MSN, EdD
Jane Kirkpatrick, RN, BS, MSN
Virginia K. Saba Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
Harriet H. Werley, PhD, RN, FAAN
(October 1914 – October 2002)

Daniel J. Pesut Spirit of Renewal Award
Barbara J. Daly, RN, PhD, FAAN

Sigma Theta Tau International Public Service Award
Heifer International
Jo Luck, President and CEO


Brick Paver Dedication and Celebration
A celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday afternoon
to dedicate a new brick paver garden and walkway at the
International Center for Nursing Scholarship, honor society’s
headquarters. The engraved bricks in the garden represent
donations totaling nearly $450,000 to date. The brick paver
campaign, with a $2 million goal, was established to give members
a way to recognize colleagues, friends and loved ones in honor of
nurses and the nursing profession, while supporting nursing
scholarship, leadership and the honor society.
Pictured: AORN Board of Directors Vice-President Lorraine J. Butler,
RN, BSN, MSA, CNOR

								
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