Staja “Star” Booker, PhD, RN, an assistant professor, was honored with the college’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion. The award reflects the college’s mission of working with and for diverse communities as educators, clinicians/scientists and advocates for diverse and inclusive nursing education.
Dany Fanfan, PhD, MSN, RN, a research assistant professor, was inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Named for the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly.
Michael Bumbach, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RN, clinical assistant professor, appeared on an online panel about the family nurse practitioner role in the United States that was hosted by The American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association.
Shavondra Huggins, DNP, CNS, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, APRN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, and Sandra Citty, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, clinical associate professor, were recognized as recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.
Lakeshia Cousin, PhD, APRN, assistant professor, was selected to participate in the 2021-2022 cohort of the Academy Jonas Policy Scholars. Through professional development with the National Policy Mentoring Council, in-depth policy discussions, and an immersion session with prominent stakeholders, the scholars will hone their skills to impact change.
Shavondra Huggins, DNP, CNS, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, APRN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, was nominated for recognition by Leadership Jacksonville at Celebration 2021, an annual fundraiser supporting the Youth Leadership Jacksonville program – educating, connecting and inspiring high school students to prepare them to make a difference in their communities.
Ellen Terry, PhD, assistant professor, Star Booker, PhD, RN, assistant professor, and Keesha Roach, PhD, RN, assistant professor, co-authored an article that was published in the Journal of Pain titled “A mediation appraisal of catastrophizing, pain-related outcomes, and race in adults with knee osteoarthritis.” The study aims to investigate how different racial groups view pain and how this may impact their treatment.
Miriam Ezenwa, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, FAAN, associate professor, Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, associate dean for student affairs, and Diana Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN, Prairieview Trust – Earl and Margo Powers Endowed Professor and director of the college’s Center for Palliative Care Research and Education, published the article “Development of an Online Reproductive Health Intervention for Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease or Trait” in the journal Women’s Health Reports. The study describes the method of developing an internet-based reproductive options intervention to increase informed reproductive decision-making among individuals with sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait.
Jeanne-Marie Stacciarini, PhD, RN, FAAN, assistant dean for diversity inclusion and global affairs, was selected as the college’s 2020-2021 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award recipient.
Gail Keenan, PhD, RN, FAAN, the R. Murray and Annabel Davis Jenks Endowed Professor, delivered the opening keynote address at the 2021 ACENDIO (Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes) virtual conference. The topic of her presentation focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and “big data” in the context of “The Future of Precision Nursing Care.”
Ellen Terry, PhD, assistant professor, was selected to participate in the UC San Diego Leading the Advancement of Neuroscientists for Change (LAUNCH) program. Sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the goal of the program is to provide strong mentorship and professional skills and research training to improve the long-term success of early career faculty and transitioning postdoctoral scholars from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce.
Debra Lyon, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, executive associate dean and the Kirbo Endowed Chair, was recognized as the Distinguished Researcher for 2019 during the Southern Nursing Research Society 35th Annual Conference.
Jane Carrington, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor, the Dorothy M. Smith Endowed Chair and co-director of the Florida Blue Center for Healthcare Quality, was awarded the Nursing Outlooks 2020 Excellence in Nursing Education Award for an article titled “A model to evaluate data science in nursing doctoral curricula,” which she co-authored while at the University of Arizona College of Nursing.
Michael Maymi, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, CCRN, CNE, clinical assistant professor, was recently elected chairman of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, the leading nonprofit organization for certifying nursing professionals who provide care to children and adolescents.