|Cindy Anderson receives nursing award|
Dr. Cindy Anderson (nursing)has received the 2008 MNRS Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award from Midwest Nursing Research Society. She will receive the award at the annual conference Sunday, March 30, at 4:15 p.m. at the Marriot Ballroom 5 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Harriet Helen Werley, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FACMI, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), October 12, 1914-October 14, 2002
Dr. Harriet Werley was passionate about nursing research. She lived to the age of 88, and attended nursing research and MNRS conference nearly to the end. A wonderful bio on her appears at: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=150375 . In the late 1950s, she was the first officially designated nurse researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. She was very supportive of young nurse investigators and took time to visit posters presentations and talk with them about their research even when the effects of osteoporosis made walking difficult. She was the first Director of the first Nursing Research Center in the country-at Wayne State University, established in 1968. In 2004, UWM College of Nursing faculty honored her legacy by naming the Harriet H. Werley Center for Nursing Research and Evaluation.
This highly prestigious award is only given to one nurse researcher in the nation annually. -- Chandice Covington, dean, College of Nursing.