Sigma Announces 2019 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees

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Honorees will be inducted during the 30th International Nursing Research Congress in Calgary

INDIANAPOLIS, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma)

will induct 23 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame during its 30th International Nursing Research Congress in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in July. This year's inductees — representing Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United States — will be honored during a special session on Saturday, 27 July 2019, where they will be presented with a crystal award and participate in a moderated panel discussion.

"These Hall of Fame researchers have made highly substantive contributions to global health that will resonate for decades. I offer my sincere congratulations to these 23 outstanding nurses, and I look forward to learning more from them during my conversation with the honorees," said Sigma President Beth Baldwin Tigges, PhD, RN, PNP, BC, who will oversee the induction and panel discussion.

This year represents Sigma's 10th presentation of the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The 2019 inductees will join the 176 previously inducted nurse researchers – many of whom will be present at the 10-year anniversary induction – who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves.

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award presentation is sponsored by Wiley.

"Wiley is proud to partner with Sigma to celebrate these distinguished inductees. We congratulate and thank each honoree for their significant contributions to research, leadership, and advancing health around the world," said Wiley Publishing Manager for Nursing Kassie Stovell.

Sigma's annual Congress attracts more than 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who share information and learn from hundreds of peer-reviewed, evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 30th International Nursing Research Congress is Theory-to-Practice: Catalyzing Collaborations to Connect Globally. To view details or register for the event, visit

2019 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Honorees

Terry A. Badger, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAPOS, FAAN Professor and Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair The University of Arizona College of Nursing Tucson, Arizona USA

Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Distinguished Professor University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut USA

Diane Cheryl Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professor The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA

Tracey Bucknall, PhD Alfred Deakin Professor Director of Nursing Research & Foundational Chair in Nursing Deakin University and Alfred Hospital Melbourne Australia

Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Associate professor & Director Pless Center for Nursing Research NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing New York, New York USA

Claire Burke Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professor of Mental Health Nursing Indiana University Indianapolis, Indiana USA

Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FPCN Professor of Palliative Care University of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing Senior Scientist Department of Veterans Affairs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Cecile A. Lengacher, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS Professor and Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Nursing Professorship in Oncology USF College of Nursing, Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, Florida USA

Wendy Moyle, PhD, RN, BN, MSc Professor and Program Director Griffith University Brisbane Australia

Mariann R. Piano, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA Nancy & Hilliard Professor of Nursing and Senior Associate Dean for Research Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing Nashville, Tennessee USA

Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, PhD, RN, RNT, FEANS, FAAN Professor Lund University Lund Sweden

Donna Lynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN Denton & Louise Cooley and Family Centennial Professor in Nursing The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Austin, Texas USA

Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics Berman Institute of Bioethics/School of Nursing Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland USA

Elizabeth Saewyc, PhD, RN, FSAHM, FCAHS, FAAN Professor University of British Columbia School of Nursing Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Suzanne C. Smeltzer, EdD, RN, FAAN Professor / Director Center for Nursing Research Villanova University College of Nursing Princeton, New Jersey USA

Patricia W. Stone, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN Centennial Professor in Health Policy Columbia University New York, New York USA

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor and Director, Center on Innovative Care in Aging Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Joint Appointment with the Department of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland USA

Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN Associate Dean for Research Development and Data Science Professor of Nursing and Medicine Duke University Durham, North Carolina USA

David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Dean for Research and Professor Yale School of Nursing New York, New York USA

Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN Professor and Director, Sarah Cole Hirsh Institute for Evidence-Based Practice Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio USA

JoAnne M. Youngblut, PhD, RN, FAAN Dr. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Professor in Prevention and Family Health Florida International University Miami, Florida USA

Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing and Director Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Program Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio USA

Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN Nursing Collegiate Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois USA

About Sigma The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma's more than 530 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Learn more at

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