Honors and Awards

Allen-Bryant, Kacy

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Enhancement Scholarship (2006)
Named Student Representative to the American Public Health Association Student Assembly by the Public Health Nursing Section (2005)
Second Place in the American Public Health Association Public Health Nursing Section student poster session (2005)
William C. Kinney Scholarship (2005)
Student of the Year Award from the American Public Health Association Public Health Nursing Section (2003)
Florence Nightingale Award (2000)
Dean's List (1998)
University of Kentucky Student of the Month (1997)
Dean's List (1997)
Lyman T. Johnson Torch of Excellence

Ashford, Kristin

Great Teacher Award (2012)
Excellence and Research Scholarship Award (2011)
2010 Kentucky Academy of Science Outstanding Early Career in Post-secondary Education Award (2010)
2010 Kentucky Nurse Researcher of the Year (2010)
Carolyn A. Williams Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (2009)
University of Kentucky Provost Teaching Award Finalist (2009)
NIH BIRCWH post-doc 3-year fellowship (2009)
Kaplan Teacher of the Year (2007)
Delta Psi Nursing Research Award (2006)
University of Louisville Clinical Scholarship (2000)
Sarah Bennett Holmes Award
University of Louisville Nursing Research Poster Presentation (1999)
UK Chairs' Academy
Kansas Board of Regents Scholarship (1990)
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2015)
University of Kentucky Outstanding Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research (2015)
Top 40 Outstanding Alumni for the University of Louisville School of Nursing (2014)
University of Louisville Alumni Fellow Award (2014)
A Teacher Who Made a Difference Award (2013)

Beebe, Leslie

Louise. J. Zegeer Award (2015)
2014 Golden Apple Award, Lexington Commerce (2014)

Biddle, Martha

Excellence in Graduate Precepting Award (2012)
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Graduation Award (2011)
Best Doctoral Student Podium Presentation (2009)
Nursing Research Award (2003)
American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Student Scholarship (2002)
Presidential Award (2002)
2014 Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Translational Research Prize (2014)
Fellow of the American Heart Association (2013)

Butler, Karen

Louise Zegeer Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2008)
Sebastian-Stanhope Award (Outstanding Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate) (2006)
University of Kentucky Medical Center Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2005)
University of Kentucky Medical Center Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2004)
Graduate Faculty Award for Academic Achievement (1991)
Schaper and Brumer Award for Excellence in Medical Research (1990)
Outstanding Alumnus Award (2015)
Wethington Award for Research Excellence (2014)
Wethington Award for Research Excellence (2013)
Author intext chosen by American Journal of Nursing for 2012 Book of the Year Award (2012)
Nominated as a Teacher Who Made a Difference (2011)
Dean’s Merit for Outstanding Achievement (1988)
High Merit Recognition, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (2011)
Dean’s Merit for Outstanding Achievement (1987)
Nominated by Drs. Ellen J. Hahn and Lynne A. Hall for the Ernest A. Lynton award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty (2011)
Nominated for Junior Investigator Award (2010)
2010 Wethington Research Excellence Award (2010)
2009 Wethington Research Excellence Award (2009)

Catlett, Cathy

Fellow of the UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education
Louise J. Zegeer Award (2014)

Chung, Misook Lee

Heart Failure Society of American Nursing Research Award (2004)
The Top Cited Author for the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2014 (2014)
2013 Fellow of the American Heart Association (2013)
The Best Reviewer of the Year 2013 (2013)
2012 Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Award, The American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. (2012)
Research Article of the Year Award (2010)
Cardiovascular Nursing Best Abstract Award (Riegel, B.) (2009)
D. Jean Wood Nursing Scholarship Award (Wu, J.) (2009)
Finalist (Lee, K.S.) of the Nursing Research Award (2009)
Young Investigator Award (Dekker, R.J.) (2009)
Finalist (Song, E.K.) of the Nursing Research Award (2008)
Finalist (Dekker, R.L.) in the Oral Research Competition (2007)
Finalist (Wu, J.) in Martha N. Hill Investigator Award (2007)
Finalist (Wu, J.) in the Oral Research Competition (2007)
Finalist (Wu, J.) in the Oral Research Competition (2006)
First place for the 1st oral research competition of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (2006)
Research Article of the Year (Lennie, T. A.) (2006)
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

Courtney, Tammy

Anthony Battaglia/Pocket Nurse Conference Scholarship Award (2015)
Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses (2012)

Cowley, Jennifer

Alpha Gamma Delta (sorority), Professor of the Month (2014)
Distinguished Educator (2010)
Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching (2010)
Louise J. Zegeer Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2010)
American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (contributor to book chapter in Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care) (2009)

Dampier, Alexandra

Gold Level in the Nursing Professional Advancement Program (2013)
Patricia Powers Magnet Unit Recognition Award (2010)

Daniels, Judith

Outstanding Nurse Educator Award for State of Kentucky (2014)
Student Choice Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)

Darville, Audrey

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners State Award for Excellence (2014)
Delta Psi Nursing Award (2010)
Rural Cancer Control Training Project Fellowship (2008)

El-Mallakh, Peggy

Research Award, Poster Presentation (2010)
Full Fellowship (2004)
1/2 Fellowship (2003)
Master's Student Presentation (1998)
Wethington Award (2013)

Fallin-Bennett, Amanda

American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI) program (2015)
Carolyn A. Williams Award (2011)

Frazier, Susan

Appointed to Editorial Board of American Journal of Critical Care (2004)
Educator Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Chapter, Columbus, OH (2004)
Mentor Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Chapter, Columbus, OH (2003)
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH (2000)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award (2019)
Circle of Excellence Award for Outstanding Contributions in Research, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Omega Chapter, Ohio University, Athens, OH (1997)
UK Chairs' Academy (2015)
Top Paper, Professional Biological Sciences Division, Graduate Research Forum, Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1996)
2014 Reviewer of the Year (2014)
Graduate Student of the Year, Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Chapter (1994)
Inducted as Fellow (2012)
Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School (1994)
Mentor Recognition Award at the Sixth Annual CCTS Conference (2011)
Reviewer of the Year, 2010 (2010)
Appointed to the Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (2010)
2009 Circles of Power Women's Leadership Program (2009)
Appointed as a Regular Member in the University of Kentucky Center for Muscle Biology (2009)
Appointed to International Scientific Committee for the British Association of Critical Care Nurses 2009 International Conference (2009)
Web Editor, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (2009)
Appointed to Executive Editorial Board of Heart & Lung. The Journal of Acute and Critical Care (2007)

Hahn, Ellen

2010 Wethington Research Excellence Award (2010)
Head Start Volunteer Award, Head Start ACTION, Inc., Delaware County, Muncie, Indiana (1993)
John D. Slade, MD Memorial Advocacy Award, American Public Health Association, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Section (2004)
Inductee, Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (2010)
Best Poster Presentation Award, Indiana University 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana (1992)
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section 2004 John D. Slade, M.D. Memorial Advocacy Award (2004)
2009 Wethington Research Excellence Award (2009)
Excellence in Writing Award, Indiana Nurses' Association and the American Journal of Nursing, for the manuscript, "Toward an Understanding of the Community Health Nursing Role" (1990)
Nominated for the 2003 Vic Hellard, Jr. Award, Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center (2003)
Invited member, Inaugural Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roundtable on Health and Health Care for 2010 (2009)
Outstanding Service Award, Greater Indianapolis Council on Alcoholism (1990)
Carolyn A. Williams Award for Excellence in Nursing Research, Delta Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (2002)
Excellence in Service Award, University of Kentucky College of Nursing (2008)
Ruth Scott Deter Scholarship, Indiana University School of Nursing (1990)
Wethington Award, University of Kentucky (2002)
Nominated for UK Faculty Trustee (2008)
Indiana Nurses' Foundation 1988 Scholar of the Year for Excellence in Clinical Research (1988)
Fellow (2000)
Clean Indoor Air Partnership named as Commonwealth Collaborative, University of Kentucky (2007)
Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (1987)
Women of Achievement (2000)
Distinguished University Scientist, Kentucky Academy of Science (2007)
MediStar Health Communicator Award (finalist), Medical News, Louisville, KY (2007)
Marcia A. Dake Professorship in Nursing Science
Public Health Hero Award, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (2007)
Alumni Professorship, University of Kentucky (2017)
Distinguished Alumni Professorship (2007)
2014 Mentor Award (2015)
Research Utilization Nurse of the Year, Kentucky Nurses’ Association (2006)
2012 Provost’s Public Scholar Award (2012)
Invited speaker and awardee, Women's Leadership Award, UKMC (2000)
Wethington Award, University of Kentucky (2006)
Alumni Professorship, University of Kentucky (2012)
D. Jean Wood Award for Nursing Scholarship (1999)
William E. Lyons Award for Outstanding Service, Martin School and Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky (2006)
Inductee, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2011)
Sara C. Stice award for outstanding contribution in the field of health education (1998)
2006 Nurse Researcher of the Year (2006)
Exemplary Project Award to the Clean Indoor Air Initiative (2011)
Academic Achievement Award (G.P.A. 4.0/4.0), Indiana University School of Nursing (1993)
Wethington Award, University of Kentucky (2005)
Inducted as a Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2011)

Hampton, Debra

Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives

Hardin-Pierce, Melanie

High Merit (2007)
Selected to be a participant in the President’s Commission on Women Circles of Power Leadership Program (2007)
Nursing Incentive Scholarship (2006)
High Merit (2006)
Spring and fall semester Academic Excellence Scholarship (2005)
Winner of Sigma Theta Tau and Nursing Spectrum’s Innovations in Evidence-Based Practice for work with mechanically ventilated patients presented at the Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, IN (2005)
University of Kentucky College of Nursing Academic Excellence Scholarship (2004)
Scholarship recipient Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing Academic Excellence (2004)
Colleen Goode Most Outstanding Poster Award (2004)
High Merit (2014)
Nursing Incentive Scholarship recipient from Kentucky Board of Nursing (1998)
American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2010)
Nominated by students for a 2009 University of Kentucky Alumni Association Great Teacher Award (2009)
High Merit (2009)
President’s Commission on Women Circles of Power Leadership Program (2009)
AACN Nominating Committee Nomination (2008)
High Merit (2008)
Elected by GSAC to hood new graduates at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing Graduate Hooding Ceremony (2007)

Haurylko, Carole

Dean's List (2008)
Inducted into Delta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2008)

Heath, Janie

E. Louise Grant Endowed Chair; Medical College of Georgia, School of Nursing
Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
Fellow AACN-Wharton Executive Leadership
Fellow National Academy of Practice (FNAP)
Warwick Endowed Professorship of Nursing
Thomas A. Saunders III Endowed Chair; University of Virginia, School of Nursing

Howard, Patricia

Recipient of full Graduate Faculty status from the Graduate School, University of Kentucky (1997)
National League of Nursing, Kentucky League for contributions in community service (1984)
American Nurses Foundation Scholar status and recognition of dissertation research, “Lifelong Maternal Caregiving” (1991)
National Institute of Mental Health Traineeship funds for graduate study in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (1979)
National League of Nursing, Kentucky League (1990)
Nominated for University of Kentucky Work-Life Supervisor of the Year Award (2011)
University of Kentucky, College of Nursing May Sanders Award (1979)
Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (2010)
Outstanding Alumni (1 of 50 selected) (2010)
School of Nursing Distinguished Fellows (2009)
Recipient of the International Society for Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurses, Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing “Jeanette Chamberlain Award” presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society (2008)
Kentucky Nurse's Association Nurse Research Utilization Award (2008)
Annual University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2007)
Editor’s choice award given by the Council of Science and Archives of Psychiatric Nursing for the paper “Predictors of satisfaction among adult recipients of Medicaid mental health services” (2007)
Annual University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2006)
Board of Directors Award (1989)
Annual University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2005)
Professional Nurse Traineeship for doctoral studies at the College of Nursing, University of Kentucky (1989)
Recipient of the Editor Choice for the International Psychiatry Bulletin of the Board of International Affairs of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the paper “Patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes as quality indicators for mental healt (2004)
Knowledge Building for the International Center for Nursing Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (1987)
Melva Jo Hendrix Lectureship Award, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (2002)
Recognition of contributions as a Founding Board Member and Officer of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (1998)
Outstanding Alumni Award (1987)
International Scientific Seminar award as first Visiting Nursing Professor, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea (1997)
Kentucky Nurses Association, Nurses Day Award for contributions to psychiatric nursing services (1985)

Inman, Dianna

2015 Consumer Writing Award (2016)

Jensen, Lynne

University of Kentucky Scholarship Showcase, 1st place poster presentation, “Why women delay seeking health care for symptoms of acute myocardial infarction” and “Gender differences in knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about heart disease in (2005)
Fellow of the UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education
Provider of the Month (2015)
Wethington Award (2015)
A Teacher Who Made A Difference (2014)
College of Nursing Graduate Teaching Award (2014)
Sarah Bennett Holmes Award (2013)
Beatrice Hood Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice (2009)
Graduate student body selection for outstanding contributions to advanced practice nursing education (2009)
Carolyn Williams Award, College of Nursing, University of Kentucky (2007)
Fellowship from NIH “Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Training Grant” (2006)
University of Kentucky Scholarship Showcase, 1st place podium presentation, “High Risk cardiac patients: Men are less knowledgeable about heart disease than women, but more confident in their ability to recognize symptoms" (2006)
Professional Development Award (2005)

Kelso, Lynn

Who's Who in American Nursing (1990)
2011 Provost Outstanding Teaching Award (2011)
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2008)
Fellow (2008)
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Presidential Citation (2007)
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Presidential Citation (2006)
United Who's Who Registry (2006)
United Who’s Who Registry (2005)
Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) (2005)
Society of Critical Care Medicine's 2005 Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence (2005)
North Hills High Schools, Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (2004)
Society of Critical Care Medicine, Presidential Citation (2003)
Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation (2002)
Commencement Speaker, North Hills High School (2001)
Wyeth-Ayerst Nursing Fellow (1993)
Clinton E. and Vickie A. Lambert Award for Scholarly Writing, Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (1991)

Kloha, Nancy

Kentucky Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award (1997)

Kurtz-Ogilvie, Whitney

Short-list and publication, spring 2005 ink: art, poetry and prose writing contest (2005)
First Alternate in Creative Writing (2003)
Creative Arts Scholarship Winner (1999)
1995 Johnson Controls Merit Scholarship Winner (1995)

Lennie, Terry

Educator of the Year, Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Senior Nursing Class (2002)
Educator Award, Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau (1999)
Outstanding Investigator Ohio State University College of Nursing (1999)
Professional Nurse Traineeship (1989)
Professional Nurse Traineeship (1988)
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (1987)
Professional Nurse Traineeship (1987)
2014 Clinical Article of the Year Award (2014)
Best Oral Abstract Presentation (2014)
Nursing 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award (2014)
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2009)
Inducted as a Fellow (2009)
Best Abstract Award, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (2007)
Fellow in the American Heart Association and Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (2006)
Research Article of the Year. American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (2006)
Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Research Prize (2004)
Heart Failure Society of American Nursing Research Award (2003)

Linares, Ana Maria

Breastfeeding Champion Award (2014)
Research Award in the International Conference of the Prenatal Stimulation Society of Peru (2007)
Post-doctoral fellowship (2007)
Best Graduated Student Award, University of Tarapaca, Arica, Chile (1998)

Lock, Sharon

Fellow, Penn Macy Institute to Advance Nursing Practice (2000)
Woman of Achievement (2000)
Research Dissemination Award, Beta Kappa Chapter University of Virginia (1996)
Excellence in Writing Award, South Carolina Nurses Association (1991)
Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)
Fellow in the National Academies of Practice
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2010)
Nominee for Kentucky Council of Post-Secondary Education Acorn Award as Outstanding Faculty (2010)
Nominee for Kentucky Council of Post-Secondary Education Acorn Award as Outstanding Faculty (2009)

Lovitz, Wanda

Senior Lecturer (2012)
Louise J. Zegeer Teaching Award (2011)

Matthews, Joanne

2014 Golden Apple Award, Lexington Commerce (2014)
High Merit (2013)
Core Value of the Year Award: Innovation (2009)
Monthly Core Value Award for Innovation (2008)

Melander, Sheila

UK Chairs' Academy
President of National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) (2016)
National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Service Award (2010)
Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2009)
Fellow of Critical Care Medicine (2008)
Kentucky Affiliate American Heart Association Outstanding Education Program Awards (1996)

Moser, Debra

Wethington Award (2006)
UCLA Alumni Research Award (1990)
2015 President’s Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR)
Critical Care Research Abstract Award (1999)
Faculty Leadership Award, Ohio State University, College of Nursing (1999)
Wethington Award (2005)
University Fellowship (1990)
University Research Professorship (2015)
AACN/Wyeth-Ayerst Nursing Fellows Program, mentor for Amy Schueler, MS, RN (1999)
Excellence in Research Award (2004)
Outstanding Research Presentation (1989)
Southern Nursing Research Society 2012 Distinguished Researcher (2012)
Critical Care Research Abstract Award (1998)
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (declined) (2004)
Inducted Sigma Theta Tau, National Nursing Honor Society (1988)
American Heart Association, Research Administration Volunteer Recognition Award (2011)
Educator Award (1997)
Mentor Award - Year 2000 (2002)
Outstanding Student (1988)
Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame Induction (2011)
Fellow, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing (1997)
Sponsor, Student Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Award to Martha Biddle (2002)
PTA Scholarship (1988)
AANP Nurse Practitioner Advocate State Award for Excellence (2010)
Critical Care Research Abstract Award (1996)
Wethington Award (2002)
Federal Nurse Traineeship, UCLA (1988)
Distinguished Visiting Scholar (2010)
New Investigator Award (1996)
Elected as Fellow (2002)
Thesis Research Grant, UCLA (1988)
60 Alumni Who Have Made a Difference (2009)
Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Otsuka (1995)
2001 Research Article of the Year Award (2001)
Reynolds Estate Scholarship (1987)
Awarded Lifetime Membership (2009)
Heart Failure Research Prize (1995)
Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award Finalist (2009)
Visiting Professor (2009)
New Investigator Award (1995)
2008 Researcher of the Year Award (2008)
AACN-IVAC Research Abstract Award (1993)
Volunteer Recognition Award (2008)
Excellence in Research Award (1993)
Distinguished Research Lecturer Award 2007 (2007)
School of Nursing Nominee, Women of the Year (1992)
Katherine A. Lembright Award (2006)
Kaiser Permanente Affiliate Schools Scholarship (1990)
Visiting Professor (2006)
LA-AACN Educational Advancement Award (1990)
Alumnus of the 1990's, UCLA School of Nursing, 50th Anniversary Celebration (1999)

Mudd-Martin, Gia

University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Nursing Traineeship (1991)
Golden Key National Honor Society (1988)
University of Louisville Florence Nightingale Award (1988)
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1988)
Reviewer of the Year (2013)
Fellow, AHA Seminar in Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
Faculty Research Award for Dissertation Excellence, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston (2008)
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, School of Nursing Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship (2007)
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship (2005)
NIH Summer Genetics Institute Fellowship, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health (2003)
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2002)

Odom-Forren, Jan

Alumna of the Year (1998)
ASPAN’s Outstanding Achievement Award (1997)
Induction as Fellow (1998)
Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year (1993)
Phi Kappa Phi (1989)
Sigma Theta Tau, Gamma Lambda Chapter (1989)
Academic Fellow (2014)
High Merit Award (2014)
AJN Book of the Year Award for Perianesthesia Nursing: A Critical Care Approach (5th edition) (2009)
Golden Key Honour Society (2009)
Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award, First Place—Clinical Article Category (2008)
ASPAN Scholarship for Doctoral Studies (2006)
AJN Book of the Year Award for Practical Guide to Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (2nd edition) (2005)
Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship (2005)
President’s Award (2002)
Mississippi Nurses’ Association Perioperative Nurse of the Year (2000)

Okoli, Chizimuzo

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Champions for Smoking Cessation Award (2014)
Excellence in Research/Scholarship Award (2013)
Smoke-Free Excellence Award (2011)
BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network travel bursary (2009)
CIHR- Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) Summer Research Institute Program (2009)
Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (I.C.E.) Learning Opportunity Program (LOP) (2007)
Young Investigator’s Award to present at the 8th Asian Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco Triennial Conference (2007)
Carolyn A. Williams Award, Univ. of Kentucky College of Nursing Alumni Association (2006)
Jeffery’s Fellowship for Tobacco Research, University of Kentucky (2005)
Commonwealth Research Award, University of Kentucky (2004)
Nursing Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society (2004)

Ossege, Julianne

Nominee for Outstanding Advisor Award, Northern Kentucky University (2011)

Page, Cecilia

Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2015)

Rayens, Mary Kay

Best of conference award for the poster, “Factors related to quality of life for adolescents with asthma and their parents,” (by Svavarsdottir, E.K., Burkhart, P.V., Orlygsdottir, B., Rayens, M.K., and Westneat, S.) (2007)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2006)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2005)
Second place award for the poster “Mental health of rural adolescents” (by Peden, A.R., Reed, D.B. and Rayens, M.K.) (2003)
Editor’s choice award for the paper “The efficacy of a wax containing benzocaine in the relief of oral mucosal pain caused by orthodontic appliances” (by Kluemper, G.T., Hiser, D.G., Jay, M.J., and Rayens, M.K.) (2002)
Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2002)
First place award for the paper presentation “Kindergarten children’s knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs” (by Hahn, E.J., Hall, L.A., Rayens, M.K., Burt, A.V., Flathman, O., and Sheffel, K.L.) (1999)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2013)
First place award for the paper presentation “Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in college women” (by Peden, A.R., Hall, L.A., Rayens, M.K., and Payne, L.) (1998)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2012)
First place award for the paper presentation “Mothers’ potential for child abuse: The roles of childhood abuse and social resources” (by Hall, L.A., Sachs, B., and Rayens, M.K.) (1995)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2011)
‘Best of Image Award’ for the article “Childhood physical and sexual abuse: Their relationship with depressive symptoms in adulthood” (by Hall, L.A., Sachs, B., Rayens, M.K., and Lutenbacher, M. (1993). Image: The Journal of Nursing Schola (1995)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2010)
Student prize and travel fellowship for the paper presentation “Properties of Tango’s index for detecting clustering in time” (1993)
Student Poster Showcase Award for Tobacco Use Prevention, presented by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section, for the poster, “Quality improvement, clinician attitudes, and referrals to tobacco treatment counseling programs,” (by Cassidy (2010)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2009)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2008)
First place student poster award for the poster, “GIS mapping: Tobacco smoke, radon, and lung cancer,” (by Hayes, G., Rayens, M.K., and Robertson, H.) (2008)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2007)
‘Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship Award’ in the Clinical Scholarship category for the article “Testing an intervention to reduce negative thinking, depressive symptoms, and chronic stressors in low-income single mothers.” (by Peden, A (2007)

Reed, Deborah

SNRS John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Research Award (2009)
Nursing Research Service Award (Pre-doctoral fellowship, $31,500), National Institute of Health, NINR #5F31NR06897 (1994)
Hartford GNEC Scholar (to attend GNEC Institute) (2007)
Good Samaritan Foundation Professorship and Endowed Chair in Community Health Nursing (2017)
APHA Gerontological Health Section Outstanding Service Award (1993)
Honorary State FFA Degree (2007)
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2015)
Graduate Faculty Award for Academic Excellence (UK College of Nursing), Graduate Research Award (1992)
May Sanders Award (presented to MSN graduate, chosen by faculty) (1992)
UK College of Nursing Alumni Association Research Award (2006)
Laura Clay Award (2014)
Elected to Sigma Theta Tau (1991)
Nan Hilton Writer’s Award (Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing) (2005)
Honorable Mention of the Journal of Agromedicine (2014)
First place, Master’s Student Paper Presentation, UK College of Nursing 30th Anniversary Celebration “The Epidemiology of Falls and Fall-Related Injury in the Elderly” (Master’s Research Area) (1991)
Orthopaedic Nursing: The Nan Hilt Research Writers Award for the manuscript titled, "Understanding and meeting the needs of farmers with amputations" (2005)
Reviewer of the Year - Honorable Mention (2013)
University of Kentucky Donovan Scholarship in Gerontology ($24,000) (1991)
Carolyn A. Williams Research Award (2003)
United States Public Health Service Full Tuition Award, Public Health Traineeship (1990)
Wethington Award (2002)
Patient Care Award, Jessamine County Hospice (1987)
Honorary Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture (1999)
Fellow in the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (2013)
Community Volunteer Award - Wilmore, Kentucky (1985)
Elected to Sigma Xi Research Scientists Society (1997)
Beta Gamma Chapter, Delta Omega (2011)
International Educational Advancement Award in Infection Control (APIC) (International) (1984)
International Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau (1997)
Provost's Distinguished Service Professorship Award (2011)
Region Three Regional Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International (1997)
50 Outstanding Alumni Awards (2010)
UK College of Nursing Presidential Award (1997)
UK College of Nursing Excellence in Research/Scholarship (2009)
Delta Psi Chapter Dissertation Award (Sigma Theta Tau) (1996)
Wethington Award (2009)
Kentucky Safe Kids Award (State) (1996)
1st Place Poster Award in Clinical and Translational Research (2009)
Sigma Theta Tau (Delta Psi Chapter) Nursing Scholarship ($500) (1995)

Riker, Carol

Wethington Award (2010)
Mayor’s Alliance Board Member of the Year (2008)
Gainesway Community Empowerment Center Award (2006)
Kentucky School Nurses Association Service Recognition Award (2006)
Person of Promise Award: Family Care Center Volunteer Board (2005)
Appreciation Award: Gainesway Community Empowerment Center (2001)
Louise J. Zegeer Undergraduate Teaching Award, UK College Of Nursing (2001)
Nurse Educator of the Year awarded by Kentucky Association for School Health for “Significant Contributions to Comprehensive School Health in Kentucky” (1999)
Service award from Leestown Math, Science and Technology Magnet School (1998)
Human Diversity Award from UK Chandler Medical Center (1993)
Kentucky Nurses Association Community Health Nurse of the Year (1991)
Gainesway Community Empowerment Center Thank You Award (2015)
Award from Kentuckians for S.A.F.E.T.Y. (State seat-belt coalition) (1988)
Teacher Who Made a Difference (2013)
Faculty Grant Award from the University of Kentucky (1988)
Fayette County Substance Abuse Prevention Hall of Fame; Mayor’s Alliance (2010)
"Give More of Yourself Award" from Bourbon County Schools (1985)
Named one of 50 Outstanding Alums for 50th Anniversary (2010)
Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor (2010)

Roberts, Kittye

Nursing Faculty Award for Highest Scholastic Average (1985)
Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2012)
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (1985)

Salt, Elizabeth

Carolyn A. Williams Award (2009)
College of Nursing Scholarship (2008)

Schrader, Laura

Nursing Educational Award Scholarship (1996)
High Merit Recipient for 2014 (2014)
Professional Nurse Traineeship (1999)
Sigma Theta Tau Scholarship Award (1998)

Scott, Leslie

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award (2007)
ADA-Outstanding Community Service Award (2006)
Diabetes Educator of the Year, Kentucky Chapter of the American Diabetes Association/Lexington Lions Club (2003)
Kentucky Association of Diabetes Educators received "Chapter of the Year" 2003, (Chapter President) (2003)
Volunteer of the Year Award (2002)
Diabetes Educator of the Year, Kentucky Chapter of the American Diabetes Association/Lexington Lions Club (1999)
Extra Mile Award (1998)

Stefaniak, Karen

Lake View College of Nursing Alumnus of the Year Award (2007)
Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship (2003)
Diana Weaver Leadership Award nominee (2001)
M.J. Dickson Award nominee (1988)
Employee of the Month, University of Kentucky Hospital (1986)
Honor Society, Eastern Kentucky University (1982)
May Sanders Award, University of Kentucky College of Nursing (1982)
Sigma Theta Tau, University of Kentucky (1981)

Thompson, Carol

16 Great Acute Care Nursing Professors (2015)
Distinguished Service Award (2015)
Fellow (2011)
Clinical Abstract Award (2009)
Fellow (2007)
Fellow (1999)
Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Theta Chapter-at-Large, Nursing Achievement Award (1994)
Golden Apple Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (1991)

Tovar, Elizabeth

Dean’s Award for Scholarship (2003)
Phi Kappa Phi Academic Excellence Award for the International Education Week Poster Competition (2003)
Salute to Nursing Scholarship (2003)
CT Wethington Award (2014)
Approved for High Merit, Annual Performance Review (2008)
Southern Nursing Research Society – First Place Doctoral Student Poster Award (2008)
Jane Welsh Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research (2006)
Pinning Ceremony Commentator – chosen by the baccalaureate nursing graduating class of 2006 (2006)
Salute to Nursing Scholarship (2006)
State Employees Federal Credit Union Scholarship (2005)
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2005)

Welsh, J. Darlene

Excellence in Nursing Education Award (2009)
Scholarship Recognition, Gary Stingle Scholarship and Awards Banquet (2005)
Louise Zegeer Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Nursing Education (1999)
Dean's List (1987)
Member (1986)
Primary Nurse of the Year (1986)
UK Chairs' Academy
High Merit Performance Distinction (2015)
Great Teacher Award (2010)

Wheeler, Kathy

Distinguished Public Policy Fellow
Ellen Bailey Share the Light Award (2013)
Selected as US Representative to the International Council of Nurses Global Leadership Institute, Geneva, Switzerland (2011)
Named as Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (2010)
Sigma Theta Tau Delta Psi Chapter Leadership Award (2009)
Whistler Faculty Scholarship (2006)
Clinical Excellence Award, University of Kentucky College of Nursing Alumni Association (1999)
State Award for Excellence in Kentucky, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners/Nurse Midwives (1996)
Outstanding Young Woman of America (1983)

Williams, Carolyn

Listed in Who's Who of American Women (1986)
Mary Tolle Wright Founder’s Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership, Sigma Theta Tau International (2001)
Listed in Who's Who of American Women (1984)
Texas Woman's University Great 100 Nursing Alumni (2001)
Alumna of the Year Award, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000)
Received Distinguished Alumna Award, Texas Woman's University (1983)
World Health Organization Travel Fellowship to Great Britain and Israel (1978)
Kenan Leave, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1978)
Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing (1975)
Young Practitioner Award, Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association (1973)
Elected to Fellowship in the American Public Health Association (1969)
Public Health Service Special Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship (1967)
Ed Maher Award to Outstanding Graduating Senior Nursing Student (1961)
Graduated with Honors, Texas Woman's University (1961)
Listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities (1961)
Honorary Doctor of Public Service (2011)
American Academy of Nursing/Institute of Medicine 2008 AAN/IOM Scholar (2008)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2007 Sister Bernadette Armiger Award (2007)
Listed in Who's Who of American Women (1994)
Listed in Who's Who of American Women (1992)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing Honorary Membership (2006)

Wilson, Jessica

Sigma Theta Tau International Research Award (2001)
Coleman Award for Outstanding Student Research in Nursing (2000)
Sigma Theta Tau International Scholarship Award (1999)
Midway College Art and Science Nursing Award (1996)
University of Kentucky Clinical Excellence Award (1996)
College of Nursing Excellence in Clinical Practice Award (2015)
UK Chairs’ Academy (2015)
Nominated by the College of Nursing for AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award (2014)
Louise J. Zegeer Award (2012)

Witt, Cheryl

Excellence in Part-time Teaching Award (2012)