Honors and Awards

Ashford, Kristin

A Teacher Who Made a Difference Award (2013)
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)
University of Louisville Nursing Research Poster Presentation (1999)
Kansas Board of Regents Scholarship (1990)
Sarah Bennett Holmes Award
UK Chairs' Academy
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)

Beebe, Leslie

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

Biddle, Martha

2014 Arteriosclerosis/Heart Failure Translational Research Prize (2014)
Fellow of the American Heart Association (2013)
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)

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)
Dean’s Merit for Outstanding Achievement (1988)
Dean’s Merit for Outstanding Achievement (1987)
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)
High Merit Recognition, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (2011)
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

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
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)

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)

Darville, Audrey

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

Fallin-Bennett, Amanda

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

Hahn, Ellen

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

Hampton, Debra

Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives

Heath, Janie

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
E. Louise Grant Endowed Chair; Medical College of Georgia, School of Nursing
Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)

Kelso, Lynn

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)
Who's Who in American Nursing (1990)

Kurtz-Ogilvie, Whitney

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

Lennie, Terry

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

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 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)
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)

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

Mudd-Martin, Gia

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)
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)

Odom-Forren, Jan

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

Okoli, Chizimuzo

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)
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Champions for Smoking Cessation Award (2014)
Excellence in Research/Scholarship Award (2013)

Ossege, Julianne

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

Rayens, Mary Kay

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)
‘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)
Student prize and travel fellowship for the paper presentation “Properties of Tango’s index for detecting clustering in time” (1993)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2013)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2012)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2011)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2010)
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)
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)
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)

Salt, Elizabeth

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

Schrader, Laura

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

Scott, Leslie

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)
Excellence in Clinical Practice Award (2007)
ADA-Outstanding Community Service Award (2006)

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)

Tovar, Elizabeth

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)
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)

Welsh, J. Darlene

UK Chairs' Academy
High Merit Performance Distinction (2015)
Great Teacher Award (2010)
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)

Wilson, Jessica

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)
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)