Honors and Awards

Allen-Bryant, Kacy

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
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)

Ashford, Kristin

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)
Sarah Bennett Holmes Award
University of Louisville Clinical Scholarship (2000)
UK Chairs' Academy
University of Louisville Nursing Research Poster Presentation (1999)
Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2015)
Kansas Board of Regents Scholarship (1990)
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)
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)

Beebe, Leslie

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

Biddle, Martha

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)
Excellence in Graduate Precepting Award (2012)
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Graduation Award (2011)
Best Doctoral Student Podium Presentation (2009)
Nursing Research Award (2003)

Butler, Karen

Dean’s Merit for Outstanding Achievement (1987)
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)
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)
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)
Dean’s Merit for Outstanding Achievement (1988)
University of Kentucky Medical Center Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2004)

Catlett, Cathy

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

Chiswell, Erin

High Merit, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing, 2017
Third Place, Poster Session, Appalachian Research Day, 2017
Recipient of Academic Scholarship, 2016-2017

Chung, Misook Lee

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)
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
Research Article of the Year (Lennie, T. A.) (2006)
The Top Cited Author for the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 2014 (2014)
Heart Failure Society of American Nursing Research Award (2004)
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)

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)

Daniels, Judith

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

Darville, Audrey

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

El-Mallakh, Peggy

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

Fallin-Bennett, Amanda

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

Frazier, Susan

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)
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)
Circle of Excellence Award for Outstanding Contributions in Research, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Omega Chapter, Ohio University, Athens, OH (1997)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award (2019)
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)

Hahn, Ellen

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

Hampton, Debra

Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives

Hardin-Pierce, Melanie

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)
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)
High Merit (2014)
Colleen Goode Most Outstanding Poster Award (2004)
American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award (2010)
Nursing Incentive Scholarship recipient from Kentucky Board of Nursing (1998)

Haurylko, Carole

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

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)

Howard, Patricia

Annual University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2006)
Annual University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2005)
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)
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)
International Scientific Seminar award as first Visiting Nursing Professor, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea (1997)
Knowledge Building for the International Center for Nursing Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (1987)
Recipient of full Graduate Faculty status from the Graduate School, University of Kentucky (1997)
Outstanding Alumni Award (1987)
American Nurses Foundation Scholar status and recognition of dissertation research, “Lifelong Maternal Caregiving” (1991)
Kentucky Nurses Association, Nurses Day Award for contributions to psychiatric nursing services (1985)
Nominated for University of Kentucky Work-Life Supervisor of the Year Award (2011)
National League of Nursing, Kentucky League (1990)
National League of Nursing, Kentucky League for contributions in community service (1984)
Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (2010)
Board of Directors Award (1989)
National Institute of Mental Health Traineeship funds for graduate study in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (1979)
Outstanding Alumni (1 of 50 selected) (2010)
Professional Nurse Traineeship for doctoral studies at the College of Nursing, University of Kentucky (1989)
University of Kentucky, College of Nursing May Sanders Award (1979)
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)

Inman, Dianna

2015 Consumer Writing Award (2016)

Jensen, Lynne

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)
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)

Kelso, Lynn

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)
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)

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

Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2009)
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society (1987)
Inducted as a Fellow (2009)
Professional Nurse Traineeship (1987)
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)
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)
2014 Clinical Article of the Year Award (2014)
Best Oral Abstract Presentation (2014)
Nursing 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award (2014)

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)

Lovitz, Wanda

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

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

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

Mudd-Martin, Gia

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)
University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, Nursing Traineeship (1991)
Golden Key National Honor Society (1988)
University of Louisville Florence Nightingale Award (1988)

Odom-Forren, Jan

President’s Award (2002)
Mississippi Nurses’ Association Perioperative Nurse of the Year (2000)
Alumna of the Year (1998)
Induction as Fellow (1998)
ASPAN’s Outstanding Achievement Award (1997)
Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year (1993)
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)
Phi Kappa Phi (1989)
Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award, First Place—Clinical Article Category (2008)
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)

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 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 (2009)
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 (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)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2013)
Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2002)
University of Kentucky Wethington Award for research excellence and productivity (2012)
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 (2011)
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 (2010)
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)
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)

Reed, Deborah

Community Volunteer Award - Wilmore, Kentucky (1985)
Laura Clay Award (2014)
Elected to Sigma Xi Research Scientists Society (1997)
International Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau (1997)
International Educational Advancement Award in Infection Control (APIC) (International) (1984)
Honorable Mention of the Journal of Agromedicine (2014)
Region Three Regional Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International (1997)
Reviewer of the Year - Honorable Mention (2013)
UK College of Nursing Presidential Award (1997)
50 Outstanding Alumni Awards (2010)
Fellow in the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (2013)
Delta Psi Chapter Dissertation Award (Sigma Theta Tau) (1996)
UK College of Nursing Excellence in Research/Scholarship (2009)
Beta Gamma Chapter, Delta Omega (2011)
Kentucky Safe Kids Award (State) (1996)
Wethington Award (2009)
Provost's Distinguished Service Professorship Award (2011)
Sigma Theta Tau (Delta Psi Chapter) Nursing Scholarship ($500) (1995)
1st Place Poster Award in Clinical and Translational Research (2009)
Nursing Research Service Award (Pre-doctoral fellowship, $31,500), National Institute of Health, NINR #5F31NR06897 (1994)
SNRS John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Research Award (2009)
APHA Gerontological Health Section Outstanding Service Award (1993)
Hartford GNEC Scholar (to attend GNEC Institute) (2007)
Graduate Faculty Award for Academic Excellence (UK College of Nursing), Graduate Research Award (1992)
Honorary State FFA Degree (2007)
May Sanders Award (presented to MSN graduate, chosen by faculty) (1992)
UK College of Nursing Alumni Association Research Award (2006)
Elected to Sigma Theta Tau (1991)
Nan Hilton Writer’s Award (Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing) (2005)
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)
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)
Good Samaritan Foundation Professorship and Endowed Chair in Community Health Nursing (2017)
Wethington Award (2002)
Patient Care Award, Jessamine County Hospice (1987)
Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) (2015)
Honorary Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture (1999)

Riker, Carol

Human Diversity Award from UK Chandler Medical Center (1993)
Kentucky Nurses Association Community Health Nurse of the Year (1991)
Award from Kentuckians for S.A.F.E.T.Y. (State seat-belt coalition) (1988)
Gainesway Community Empowerment Center Thank You Award (2015)
Faculty Grant Award from the University of Kentucky (1988)
Teacher Who Made a Difference (2013)
"Give More of Yourself Award" from Bourbon County Schools (1985)
Fayette County Substance Abuse Prevention Hall of Fame; Mayor’s Alliance (2010)
Named one of 50 Outstanding Alums for 50th Anniversary (2010)
Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor (2010)
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)

Salt, Elizabeth

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

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

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)
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)

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

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)
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)

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)

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)

Wilson, Jessica

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)
College of Nursing Excellence in Clinical Practice Award (2015)