Pamela Hinds, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of the department of nursing research and quality outcomes at Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., recently was named the inaugural William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research, an honor according by the medical center for the most distinguished senior scientists.
Hinds was named to the post at an installation ceremony in May for her groundbreaking research to improve childrens lives as they cope with cancer.
She works to address fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, as well as how to facilitate end-of-life communication and decision-making.
I am deeply honored as this chair holds enormous promise for offering even better care for children and their families and informed support of our colleagues from across all disciplines who specialize in pediatrics, Hinds said in a news release. I believe that the research efforts supported by the Conway Endowed Chair for Nursing Research will, without a doubt, contribute to the health of children in our nation and in our world.
The nurses of Childrens National helped make the position possible by raising about $300,000, part of an $2.4 million endowment fund that will help transform the way care is delivered to children. The Endowed Chair in Nursing Research Campaign Committee was co-chaired by Diana L. Goldberg and Scientific Director of CRI Mendel Tuchman, MD. The nursing campaign committee was co-chaired by Catherine Williams, RN, MS, and Simmy Randhawa, RN, MS, MBA, CPN.
Quite meaningful to me is the early and ongoing support of the endowed chair by nurses at all points of service here at Childrens National and by our colleagues, Hinds said in the release.