WESTERN INSTITUTE OF NURSING/JOHN A. HARTFORD FOUNDATION REGIONAL GERIATRIC NURSING RESEARCH AWARD

BACKGROUND
In 2001, WIN established the Regional Geriatric Nursing Research Award in partnership with the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. The overall goal of the award is to foster and showcase geriatric nursing research. Two recipients may be selected annually: 1) a senior researcher; and 2) a new researcher.

The 2001 awardees were:
Patricia G. Archbold, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Linda Phillips, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Beginning in 2002, annual awards have been made for a senior researcher and a new researcher. Previous award winners are:

2002: Jeanie Kayser-Jones, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA1
Karen A. Talerico, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR2
2003: Betty L. Chang, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1
Jill A. Bennett, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR2
2004: Margaret Dimond, University of Washington, Seattle, WA1
Janet C. Mentes, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA2
2005: Charlene Harrington, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA1
Lissi Hansen, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR2
2006: Julie Fleury, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ1
Nelma Shearer, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ2
2007: Heather M. Young, Oregon Health & Science University, Ashland, OR1
Lynn Woods, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA2
2008: Colleen Keller, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ1
Elena Siegel, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR2
2009: Ginette A. Pepper, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT1 
Casey Shillam, University of Portland, Portland, OR2
2010: Bronwynne Evans, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ1
Glenise L. McKenzie, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR2
2011: Neva L. Crogan, Washington State University, Spokane, WA1
Debra Bakerjian, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA2
2012 Gloria Adriana Perez, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ 2
2013 Janice D. Crist, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ1
Corey L. Nagel, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR2
Key: 1Denotes Senior Researcher; 2 Denotes New Researcher

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

  1. Each nominee must have a sponsor and a co-sponsor. The sponsor and co-sponsor must be individual members of WIN or be from a WIN member agency(ies). 
     
  2. The online nomination form must be completed and submitted for each nominee.
     
  3. Each nomination must include the sponsor’s nominating statement and a letter of support from the co-sponsor. None of the statements shall exceed one (1) single-spaced page. Each letter should specifically address the Selection Criteria below.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

Award for a Senior Researcher
: Each nomination must include statements from the sponsor and co-sponsor that provide a synthesis of how the nominee's geriatric research career has made a substantial and sustained contribution to the discipline of nursing.

Award for a New Researcher: Each nomination must include statements from the sponsor and co-sponsor that provide evidence of the promise of the researcher, including completed research, publications and presentations.

SELECTION PROCESS

The WIN/Hartford Regional Geriatric Nursing Research Award Selection Committee will select the 2015 recipient(s). The Committee includes: Janet Mentes, Barbara Cochran, and Terri Harvath. The sponsor will be notified of the Committee's decision by January 2015. The sponsor will have the opportunity to notify the respective award recipient prior to notification by WIN.

PRESENTATION OF AWARD

The Regional Geriatric Nursing Research Award(s) will be presented at the awards ceremony held in conjunction with 48th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, April 22-25, 2015 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, NM. The sponsor(s) of the award recipient(s) will introduce the individual and briefly share the reasons why the person(s) is deserving of the award. A plaque will be presented to the Senior Researcher and a plaque and a cash award of $200 will be presented to the New Researcher.

CONFERENCE EXPENSES

WIN is not able to defray registration fees or reimburse travel expenses for the award recipients, sponsors or co-sponsors.

NOMINATION DEADLINE

The completed online nomination form, the letter from the sponsor and the letter from the co-sponsor must be received in the WIN office no later than Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Please use the online nomination form for making your nomination. Click here for the form.