Eastern Nursing Research Society


15th Annual Scientific Sessions

15th Annual Scientific Sessions

From left:  Professor Kathleen Knafl, Assoc. Dean for Research Affairs and Independence Foundation Professor Margaret Grey, Yale Deputy Provost Stephanie Spangler, Keynote Speaker Dean Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, ENRS President Suzanne Smeltzer, NINR Director Patricia Grady, and YSN Dean Catherine L. Gilliss during the opening ceremony on March 28.

Table of Contents:

  1. Conference Summary:
  2. Awards:
         a. Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research
         b. John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Practice
             - Senior Investigator
         c. John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Practice
             - Junior Investigator
         d. Top Student Paper
         e. Top Student Poster

Conference Summary:
ENRS is proud to announce the success of its 15th Annual Scientific Sessions entitled "Clinical Interventions: Bridging Research & Practice."  The conference was held from March 27 – 29, 2003 at The Omni Hotel in New Haven, CT and was co-Sponsored by Yale University's School of Nursing.

Thanks to the work of Dean Catherine Gilliss, DNS, FAAN, Margaret Grey, DrPH, FAAN and Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN of Yale School of Nursing, and Yale Conference Services we had an outstanding program.  Attendees experienced exciting and cutting-edge research presentations from nurse scholars involved in education, practice, administration and research, as well as, the opportunity to meet with research consultants.

We were joined by keynote speaker Dr. Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Dean and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, as well as Professor of Nursing, Epidemiology and Occupational Therapy, and the Director of the School of Nursling's Center for Research in Chronic Disorders, her talk was entitled, “Managing Treatment Regimens: Research for Practice.”

There were several exciting plenary sessions. One addressed Career Development, with Drs. Afaf Meleis, Martha Hill, and Cheryl Beck, and another included representatives from major funding agencies as well as a successful researcher who discussed funding opportunities and strategies.

Our Closing Plenary focused on the Design and Implementation of Clinical Interventions and featured key researchers in this area of research such as Dr. Martha A. Q. Curley, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, Director of Critical Care Nursing Research, Children's Hospital and Dr. Ruth McCorkle, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N, Director of the Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness Care, Yale University School of Nursing.

ENRS members present also participated in the Annual Business Meeting and were presented with out 1st Annual Book of Reports.

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