Karen Saban, RN, PhD, APRN, CNRN, has received the Physiology, Behavior, Genomics, & Society Research Section 2013 Early Investigator Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society. According to a news release, this award is given to an outstanding early nurse investigator who has conducted research that has potential to significantly enhance physiology, behavior, genomic or society nursing knowledge or practice.
Saban is an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill. Her research focuses on the influence of chronic stress on the development of inflammation and cardiovascular disease and stroke in vulnerable populations. Saban received this award at the Midwest Nursing Research Societys 37th Annual Research Conference held in Chicago in March.
“I was honored to receive this award for research that has the potential to decrease cardiovascular and stroke risk in those experiencing chronic stress,” Saban said in the release. “I look forward to continuing my work in this exciting and growing area of psychoneuroimmunology research.”
Many Loyola nursing graduate students also presented their research at this meeting.
“The Midwest Nursing Research Society is one of the largest and most influential nursing research organizations in the country,” Vicki Keough, RN, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN, dean at MNSON, said in the release. “This meeting allowed our graduate students to showcase their research and share information with our existing and next generation of nurses.”