Transitions: May 2013

Events in the lives of members and friends in the AACN community

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At the Nursing “Dare To” Leadership Symposium at the University of California Los Angeles, Kathryn Roberts, clinical nurse specialist in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and AACN president, gave the opening keynote address, “Do You Dare To?” and challenged the participants to identify at least one new “dare to” for themselves.

Judy Davidson, director of research integration and management at Scripps Clinical Research Center, La Jolla, Calif., gave the closing keynote on the “ABCDEFGH Bundle” and discussed post-intensive care syndrome.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, announces this year’s inductees into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, including Victoria Champion, professor and executive associate dean for research, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis; Barbara Daly, professor, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, and past AACN distinguished research lecturer; Sandra Dunbar, professor and associate dean for academic advancement, Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, and past AACN distinguished research lecturer; Margaret Heitkemper, professor and chair, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; Therese Richmond, professor of nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, and past AACN board member; and Nancy Fugate Woods, professor and dean emeritus, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle.

Norma Metheny, associate dean of research, Saint Louis University, an AACN member since 1981 and past recipient of the AACN-GE Healthcare Pioneering Spirit Award and the Distinguished Research Lecturer Award; Janet Pierce, professor of nursing at The University of Kansas, Lawrence; and Marilyn Schallom, clinical nurse specialist in the Department of Research, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University, St. Louis, and an AACN member since 1983, co-authored “Gastroesophageal Reflux in Critically Ill Patients” in March/April’s Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

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