Awards

Brilliant New Investigator Award

The purpose of the Brilliant New Investigator Award is to recognize the contributions of scientists early in their research careers who show extraordinary potential to develop sustained programs of research, certain to have significant impact on the science and the practice of nursing and healthcare. Nominees must be active CANS members in good standing for two consecutive years; within 7 years of completion of a research doctorate; and nominated by two current CANS members in good standing.

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Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award is to acknowledge Council members whose sustained programs of research have had a significant impact on nursing and healthcare knowledge development with recognizable benefits for nursing practice and healthcare. Nominees must be active CANS members in good standing for two consecutive years who hold an earned research doctorate and are nominated by two current CANS members in good standing.

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2020 Awardee

Teresa Brockie, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Dr. Teresa Brockie is a member of the A’aniniiin Nation – Fort Belknap Reservation, Montana, and a 3rd-year tenure-track Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with a Joint Appointment as an Associate Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center for American Indian Health. She is one of 25 Native Americans in the US with a PhD in Nursing and one of six inducted to the American Academy of Nursing. Her research focuses on achieving health equity through community-based prevention and intervention of suicide, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences among vulnerable populations. She is a principal investigator or co-investigator on several projects including two R01s.

2020 Awardee

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN

Dr. Eun-Ok Im is an internationally known scholar in the field of global cross-cultural women’s health research, addressing gender and ethnic differences in health/illness experience of midlife women. She is a pioneer in the use of emerging technologies to study the experiences of ethnic minority women and to eliminate gender and ethnic disparities globally. She has obtained more than $17.5 million in research funding and has gained international recognition as a leader in this burgeoning field through more than 370 publications and over 320 international and national multi-disciplinary presentations.