About the Award:

This award was established in 2005 to recognize excellence in Nursing, Health Science and Allied Health research and to encourage original investigation and professional excellence in the preparation of scientific papers. This award honors an outstanding contribution by a nurse, pharmacist, social scientist, or other allied health professional whose work makes an important contribution to the field. This $1,000 award is bestowed annually on the nurse, pharmacist, social scientist, or other allied health professional whose oral presentation is judged to be the best at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Nurses, pharmacists, social scientists, or other allied health professionals who are first authors and presenters may elect to have their abstracts considered for this award.
  • Candidates for the Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health Excellence in Research Award must be current members of the Society.
  • Anyone who has previously won the award is not eligible to apply.

The online abstract submission process includes an area to indicate that you wish to have your abstract considered for this award.



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Maral Bakir, RN, PHN
University of California Los Angeles

"Cluster Analysis and Dynamic Phenomapping to Guide Clinical Management After Heart Transplantation"




2016  Fabienne Dobbels, MSc, PhD
"Testing the Efficacy of a Multicomponent Theory-Based Tailored Behavioral Medication Adherence Intervention in Transplantation: The MAESTRO-TX RCT"

2015  Catherine Murks, PhD, APN
"Patients With Visuospatial Constructional Deficits May Successfully Manage LVADs"

2014  Louise Fuller, PT
"Longer Versus a Shorter Duration Exercise Rehabilitation Program Following Lung Transplant: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

2013  Jane Haines, DNP, RN, CMSRN
"Stress and Anxiety in Caregivers of Lung Transplant Patients: Effect of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction"

2012  Kate Hayes, MPhysio (Cardio)
"Effects of Exercise Training on Exercise Capacity and Quality of Life in Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD): A Randomised Controlled Trial"

2011  Samantha J. Anthony, PhD, MSW
"Pediatric Thoracic Transplantation: A Transformative Process"

2010  Bronwyn Levvey, RN
"Are DCD Lungs Superior? Excellent Intermediate Results from a Donation after Cardiac Death Lung Transplant National Collaborative"

2009  Connie White-Williams, MSN
"The Relationship of Social Support and Quality of Life 5 to 10 Years after Heart Transplantation"

2008  Annette DeVito Dabbs, RN, PhD
"A Randomized Controlled Trial of Pocket PATH Versus Standard Care on Self-Care Behaviors after Lung Transplant"

2007  Christiane Kugler, PhD
"Post-transplant Infections after Lung Transplantation Reduce HRQoL in the Long-Term: Results of a Prospective Cohort Study"

2006  Kathleen L. Grady, PhD
"Patterns and Predictors of Quality of Life at 5 - 10 Years after Heart Transplantation"

2005  Mary Amanda Dew, PhD
"Profiles and Predictors of Psychiatric Distress Across 4 Years After Heart Transplantation"