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UT Austin School of Nursing Associate Dean receives 2 national nursing awards for research and service


Sharon Horner, RN, PhD, FAAN, associate dean for research and the Dolores V. Sands chair in nursing research professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, recently received two national nursing awards for research and service.

The Southern Nursing Research Society presented Horner with the 2014 Research in Minority Health award for her contributions in improving the healthcare of minorities and other underrepresented groups in the Southern region, according to a
news release.

Horner’s research focuses on improving the health of families with children with asthma. She has received approximately $3.5 million in federal funding over 15 years for her primary work with school-age children and their families who live in rural areas. Her secondary research focus is on health promotion and risk prevention among school age and early adolescent youths.

She also earned the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2014 Sue B. Davidson Service Award, which recognizes extraordinary service to NACNS, according to the release.

A member of NACNS since 1997, Horner served as board secretary and board liaison to the research committee from 2010 to 2012. She is chairwoman of the conference program planning committee and has reviewed abstracts for NACNS annual conferences for several years. She has been a member of the Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists since 2004 and served on its advisory board as treasurer.


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