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School of Nursing faculty and staff recognized with spring awards

May. 23, 2016, 11:39 AM

The 2016 VUSN faculty and staff award honorees are (l-r) Angel Anthamatten, Betsy Kennedy, Karen Hande, Susie Leming-Lee, Marilyn Dubree, Stacy Black, Sharon Holley, Sheila Ridner and Mia Wells. (Vanderbilt University)
The 2016 VUSN faculty and staff award honorees are (l-r) Angel Anthamatten, Betsy Kennedy, Karen Hande, Susie Leming-Lee, Marilyn Dubree, Stacy Black, Sharon Holley, Sheila Ridner and Mia Wells. (Vanderbilt University)

Linda Norman, Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, announced faculty and staff awards during the school’s spring faculty meeting May 17.

School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman (left) surprised Marilyn Dubree, executive chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the Dean’s 2016 Award for Outstanding Service to Faculty and Students. (Vanderbilt University)
School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman (left) surprised Marilyn Dubree, executive chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, with the Dean’s 2016 Award for Outstanding Service to Faculty and Students. (Vanderbilt University)

Marilyn Dubree, executive chief nursing officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, received the Dean’s 2016 Award for Outstanding Service to Faculty and Students. “Marilyn has been an exceptional partner to VUSN, working with the integration of the School of Nursing with nursing at VUMC,” Norman noted.

Assistant Professor Susie Leming-Lee and Program Coordinator Stacy Black received the 2016 VUSN “Tradition Meets Innovation” awards for faculty and staff, respectively. These awards recognize faculty and staff members whose work has benefitted the standing and operational effectiveness of the institution and its members.

Sheila Ridner, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing, received the Dean’s 2016 Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Research Endeavors. Assistant Professor Karen Hande was given the Dean’s 2016 Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Academic Endeavors. Associate Professor Sharon Holley received the Dean’s 2016 Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Clinical Practice. And Assistant Professor Angel Anthamatten received the Dean’s 2016 Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Informatics Endeavors. These awards recognize faculty who make major contributions in research, academics, clinical practice and informatics.

Associate Professor of Nursing Betsy Kennedy was presented the Ingeborg Mauksch 2016 Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award. The award honors Mauksch, VUSN’s first endowed chair and the first endowed chair in nursing in the United States.

Mia Wells, department education specialist, received the 2016 School Life Staff Award, which recognizes a staff member for promoting the mission of the school by contributing to a positive working and learning environment.

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