University of Rochester School of Nursing Honors Faculty Members

June 15, 1998

Five faculty members from the University of Rochester's School of Nursing were recently recognized for their outstanding contributions to nursing education during the school's 12th Annual Faculty Awards Ceremony.

Carol Brink, M.P.H, R.N., associate professor in clinical nursing, was presented with the Outstanding Faculty Colleague Award for her outstanding teaching efforts and collegiality.

The recipient of the Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner Award was Alison Schultz, Ed.D., R.N., P.N.P., associate professor in clinical nursing and in the graduate pediatric nurse practitioner program, in recognition of her work with children and her administrative leadership in the community.

Bernadette Melnyk, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.P., assistant professor in the School of Nursing, and Veronica Rempusheski, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., associate dean for research in the School of Nursing were honored with the Professional Advancement Award for their advocacy of the image and the reality of professionalism in nursing. Both are nationally recognized for their research; Melnyk for her work with families and children and Rempusheski for her work in the field of gerontology.

Peter Witzleb, an analyst/programmer in the School of Nursing, was presented with the Outstanding Support Award for his outstanding management of the school's informatics program.

Each award recognizes demonstrated excellence and dedication to teaching as well as significant accomplishments in research and/or clinical practice.

"All five faculty members are well deserving of their awards. They have all made major contributions to the School of Nursing and their accomplishments are outstanding," said Sheila A. Ryan, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., dean of the School of Nursing and director of Medical Center Nursing.

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