All Articles: Awards


The book, published by Sigma, explores 13 competencies for population-based, entry-level public health nursing, providing readers with an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed for public health nursing practice.


Assistant Professor Robin Austin, PhD, DNP, DC, RN-BC, FAMIA, FNAP, and Associate Professor Sripriya Rajamani, PhD, MBBS, MPH, FAMIA, were named the recipients of the Academic Forum Best Paper Award.

Jenna Marquard

Professor Jenna Marquard, PhD, FACMI, Cora Meidl Siehl Chair in Nursing Research for Improved Patient Care, was inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) during a ceremony in November.

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For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Minnesota School of Nursing received the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.

5 alums inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Five alumni were among the 253 distinguished nurse leaders inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in October.

Margaret Moss

Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, professor and associate dean for Nursing and Health Policy and Katherine R. & C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership, will be inducted into the National Academy of Medicine at a ceremony on Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C.

Judith Pechacek

Clinical Professor Judith Pechacek, DNP, RN, CENP, was a recipient of the Award for Excellence in Academic Unit Service from the University of Minnesota. This is the inaugural year of the Awards for Academic Unit Service. 


Professor Niloufar Hadidi, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAHA, will receive the 2023 Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award from the American Heart Association.

Professor Emeritus Merrie Kaas and Professor Kathleen Krichbaum

New resources for teaching introductory aging content are available from the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), including toolkits created by School of Nursing faculty.

Zachary Taylor, Emily Gorzycki and Niloufar Niakosari Hadidi

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students Zachary Taylor and Emily Gorzycki were named recipients of the Sandra R. Edwardson Award for Excellence in Post-Baccalaureate DNP Scholarly Project.