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New Jersey nurse named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame


Fourteen esteemed nurse researchers will be inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s 2012 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. One of the 14 hails from New Jersey — William Holzemer, RN, PhD, FAAN, dean and professor at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey College of Nursing in Newark.

The prestigious award honors STTI nurse researchers worldwide who have achieved significant and sustained national and international recognition for their work and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.

“The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame eternally honors esteemed nurse researchers from around the world who are committed to building the knowledge base in nursing,” STTI President Suzanne Prevost, RN, PhD, COI, said in a news release. “This year we recognize 14 nurses from Australia, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States.”

Honorees will be announced Aug. 2 at STTI’s 23rd International Nursing Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia. During the event, sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell, honorees will converse with Prevost who will ask how their careers evolved, what impact their research has had on nursing care, how to connect nursing research to practice, who has had the greatest impact on their career, and what advice they have for nursing research.

“The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award presented by STTI provides recognition to leading nurse researchers,” Griselda Campbell, associate director of nursing publishing at Wiley-Blackwell, said in a news release. “We are delighted to support these awards, and with STTI, welcome the 14 inductees and offer acknowledgement and appreciation to these outstanding nurse researchers. The sphere of influence of these nurses is a stellar shining light, bringing insight for the benefit of patients, families, nurses and the wider health community.”

Last year, nurse researcher Elaine L. Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC, associate dean for research and professor of pharmaceutical and therapeutic research at Columbia University School of Nursing and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University School of Public Health in New York City, was inducted.


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