Awards & Announcements

Congratulations to Our Faculty, Students & Staff

The following is a list of special awards and announcements featuring FPB faculty, staff, and students. FPB congratulates all our award winners and grant recipients. For more information and announcement submissions, contact FPB's Center for Research and Scholarship.


2022

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, received the Midwest Nursing Research Society's Senior Nurse Scientist Award from the Gerontological Nursing Science Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

Cheryl M. Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN, received the Midwest Nursing Research Society's Senior Nurse Investigator Award from the Health of Diverse Populations Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

Elliane Irani, PhD, RN, received two Midwest Nursing Research Society awards: the New Investigator Award from the Gerontological Nursing Science Research & Implementation Interest Group, and the New/Early Investigator Award from the Family Health Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, received the Midwest Nursing Research Society's New Investigator Award from the Health Promoting Behaviors Across the Lifespan Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

Christine Horvat Davey, PhD, BSPS, RN, received the Midwest Nursing Research Society's New Investigator Award from the Self Care Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

Bader G. Alreshidi, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, PhD (GRS '22, nursing), received the Midwest Nursing Research Society's Dissertation Award from the Acute and Critical Care Across the Lifespan Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

Noa Kraus, BSN Student, received the Midwest Nursing Research Society's Undergraduate Research Award from the Acute and Critical Care Across the Lifespan Research & Implementation Interest Group. March 2022

2021

Faye Gary, EdD, MS, RN, FAAN, the Medical Mutual of Ohio and Kent W. Clapp Endowed Chair and Professor of Nursing, was named Distinguished University Professor by Case Western Reserve University. September 2021

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, RN, assistant professor, has been selected as a 2021 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. August 2021

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received an R01 grant for her study, "Optimizing Technology to Improve Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control," from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health. August 2021

Grant O'Connell, PhD, assistant professor, received an R21 exploratory/developmental research grant for his study, "Massively high-throughput profiling of the circulating antibody pool for identification of diagnostic signatures with utility for stroke triage," from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health. August 2021

Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received an R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health for her research, "Sleep, Glycemia, and Self-Management in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus." August 2021

Alumna Bertia Jennings, DNP, PPCNP, received a Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Research Award for her research, "The Contribution of Gender, BMI, and Ethnicity to the Development of Hypertension in 5th Grade Children." August 2021

PhD Candidate Deniece Jukiewicz, MSN, RN, received an Alpha Mu Research Grant from the Sigma - Alpha Mu Chapter for her research, "SoS for Teens with Crohn's Disease." August 2021.

PhD Candidate Deniece Jukiewicz, MSN, RN, received a Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Research Award for her research, "Strategies of Self-Efficacy for Teens with Crohn's Disease." August 2021

Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received a COVID-19 relief supplement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation for her study, "Sleep, Self-Management, and Glycemia in Emerging Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." July 2021

Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received a diversity supplement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation for her study, "Sleep, Self-Management, and Glycemia in Emerging Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." July 2021

Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received a 2021 Sage Best Faculty Paper Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society/Western Journal of Nursing Research for her paper, "Exploring Sleep Health in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes." July 2021

Susan M. Ludington, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor of Pediatric Nursing, received a Think Big: 2021 Corporate Visiting Committee Seed Spring grant for interdisciplinary research to save newborn lives from the CVC Seed Sprint Fund at Case Western Reserve University. June 2021

PhD candidate Atsadaporn "Papa" Niyomyart, MSN, RN, received a Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Research Award for her research, "The relationships among knowledge and mutuality in patient-caregiver dyads, patient's self-efficacy, and heart failure self-management in Thailand." June 2021

Alumna Julia O'Brien, PhD, RN, received the Joyce M. Stielau Award from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing for her research, "The Relationships Among Health Literacy, Stigma, Self-efficacy, Self-care, and Health Outcomes in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease." June 2021

Christine Horvat Davey, PhD, RN, project coordinator, received a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institutes of Health for her study, "Relationship of Formal Exercise Interventions, Sleep, and Inflammation Markers in People Living with HIV." May 2021

Alumna Megan Alder, PhD, RN, received honorable mention in the PhD Student Poster Competition for "Sleep Disturbance and Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Caregiver Stress" at the Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference. April 2021

Alumna Jamie Hunsicker, DNP, RN, received second place in the DNP Student Poster Competition for "The Kenton Hardin County Family Bike Program (KHCPBR)" at the Midwest Nursing Research Society annual conference. April 2021

The Midwest Nursing Research Society recognized co-principal investigators Mary Dolansky from our school of nursing and Anne Pohnert, director of quality at CVS Health, and Dolansky's FPB team of Megan Foradori, Robin Hughes, Brian Crick, Evelyn Duffy, and Nicholas Schiltz with a Research Interest Group Outstanding Partnership Award for their work with the John A. Hartford Foundation and CVS Minute Clinic. April 2021.

Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, the Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing, was selected for induction in to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. March 2021

Elliane Irani, PhD, RN, assistant professor, recevied a 2020 small grant from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for her study, "Resourcefulness and Health Outcomes in Persons with Cardiovascular Disease and their Care Partners." March 2021

Julia O'Brien, PhD candidate, received a Dissertation Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Health of Diverse Populations Research Interest Group. February 2021

Siobhan Aaron, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, received a Dissertation Award from the MNRS Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research Interest Group. February 2021

Grant Pignatiello, PhD, RN, instructor and KL2 clinical research scholar, received the Early Career Investigator Award from the MNRS Family Health Research Interest Group. February 2021

Stephanie Griggs, PhD, RN, instructor, received the New Investigator Award from the MNRS Self Care Research Interest Group. February 2021

Andrew Reimer, PhD, RN, assistant professor, received a MNRS Mid-Career Investigator Award from the Health Systems, Policy and Informatics Research Interest Group. February 2021

Carolyn Harmon Still, PhD, RN, CNP, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, CCRP, assistant professor, was elected to the MNRS Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large. Dr. Still also picked up a Mid-Career Investigator Award from the Self Care Research Interest Group. February 2021

Faye Gary, EdD, RN, FAAN, Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor in Nursing, received the MNRS Senior Investigator Award from the Health of Diverse Populations Research Interest Group. February 2021

Patricia Beam, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, clinical instructor, received an Alpha Mu Research Grant for "Factors Influencing Nurses' Stress and Growth During the COVID-19 Pandemic." February 2021

Matthew Plow, PhD, associate professor, received the 2021 Mentor-Based Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. February 2021

2020

Heather Hardin, PhD, RN, assistant professor, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review to participate in its Early Career Reviewer Program. December 2020.

Megan Foradori, MSN, PhD student and Legacy Fellow, for her selection as a 2021 Early Childhood Leadership Fellow by Groundwork Ohio, a nonpartisan, public policy research and advocacy organization based in Columbus, Ohio. December 2020.

Carol Savrin, DNP, CPNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, RN, associate professor and lead faculty for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, was named winner of the 2021 National Practitioner State Award for Excellence from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). November 2020.

Jessica McCullough, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, PhD student, was selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as a 2020 Minority Fellow. November 2020.

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, the Ruth M. Anderson Endowed Professor, Associate Dean for Research, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR). October 2020.

Hannoud Al Moghrabi, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, Instructor, will receive the Christa Koffel Inspiring New Leader Award from the QSEN Institute at the 2021 International QSEN Forum. October 2020.

Rebecca M. Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Chair of the Lucy Jo Atkinson Professorship in Perioperative Nursing, Assistant Professor, received the 2020 Faces of Care Lifetime Achievement Award, Greater Cleveland Nurses Association. September 2020

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor; Director, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, was named Distinguished University Professor by Case Western Reserve University. September 2020

Susan Mazanec, PhD, RN, AOCN, Assistant Professor, was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. August 2020

Chao-Pin Hsiao, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. August 2020

Valerie Boebel Toly, PhD, RN, CPNP, Assistant Professor, was selected as a 2020 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. August 2020

Christine Horvat Davey, PhD, BSPS, RN, VA Quality Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow, received a 2020 Research Abstract Award from the American Nephrology Nurses Association for “Genetic Correlates, Demographic Factors, and Medical Characteristics Associated with Fatigue in Individuals with End Stage Renal Disease.” June 2020

May L. Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Dean Emerita, Professor Emerita, was named one of Crain’s Eight over 80 honoree by Crain’s Cleveland Business. May 2020

Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Dean, Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor, was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. May 2020

Shanina Knighton, PhD, RN, KL2 Clinical Research Scholar, Instructor, was selected to Participate in the 2020 Butler-Williams Scholars Program by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging. May 2020

Christine Horvat Davey, PhD, BSPS, RN, VA Quality Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow, received second place at the PhD Student Poster Competition, Midwest Nursing Research Society, “Genetic Correlates of Patient-Reported Fatigue in Individuals with End-Stage Renal Disease.” May 2020.

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, the Ruth M. Anderson Endowed Professor, Associate Dean for Research, was named an Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine. May 2020