Awards

Awards

Brilliant New Investigator Award

2022 Awardee

Paule Valery Joseph, PhD, MS, FNP-BC, FAAN, Lasker Clinical Investigator, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is an internationally known chemosensory-trained nurse scientist and her seminal work on taste and smell disorders has proven extremely relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic when many reported losses of taste and smell from the disease. Her work also explores the intersection between chemosensation, environment, culture, dietary norms and behaviors, and the food industry as they relate to substance use disorders and obesity. Her numerous papers, awards, and honors demonstrate her commitment to the highest quality of research. Dr. Joseph also draws on her background to develop outreach and training initiatives that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in biomedical research both within and outside of the NIH.

Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award

2022 Awardee

Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP, RN, FAAN, Interim Vice Dean for Research, Duke University School of Nursing, is a top nurse scientist whose research over two decades has focused on improving care models, symptom management, and decision making for children, adolescents, and young adults with life-limiting chronic conditions. Her research has added to our understanding of how chronic and critical illness impacts patients as well as their families through the development of interventions at multiple pivotal moments, from diagnosis through end-of-life. An internationally-known methodologist, she has received over $11 million in research funding as principal investigator and her work has been disseminated through over 100 papers as well as conferences. In addition to her innovative work, Dr. Docherty also mentors the next generation of researchers, giving them the tools and inspiration to lead their own research.


2020 Awardees