Nursing and the March of Dimes
Nurse Advisory Council
Graduate nursing scholarships
Dr. Margaret C. Freda "Saving Babies, Together®" Award
Nurse of the Year
Nursing and the March of Dimes: An historical summary
Dr. Margaret C. Freda "Saving Babies, Together®"Award: Recipients
2014: Patricia Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB
The award will help fund Dr. Suplee’s research study entitled, Identifying Urban Women's Needs for Postpartum Self-Care and Parental Transition. The purpose of the study is to explore the relationship between birth outcomes and neighborhood characteristics within an urban population of African American and Hispanic women. The study is part of her wider program of research on improving nursing interventions to improve health for underserved minority urban women.
2013: Susan W. Groth, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FAANP
Dr. Groth received the award for her study entitled, The dietary choices of low-income, pregnant African-American women. The purpose of the study is to gain an understanding of the factors that drive the dietary choices of low-income, pregnant African-American women. The study is part of Groth's wider program of research, in which she explores a variety of factors that contribute to obesity in women, including genetic pre-disposition, behavioral and environmental components.
2012: Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Nursing
Dr. Lyndon received the award for her study Parent perspectives on communication and safety in neonatal intensive care. Dr. Lyndon is a Clinical Research Scholar in the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and a volunteer leader with the AWHONN—California Section and the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative.
2011: Susan M. Ludington, CNM, PhD, FAAN
Carl W. and Margaret Davis Walter Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Dr. Ludington received the award for her study Reducing severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome. She has conducted numerous research projects related to premature infants, breastfeeding and kangaroo care.
2010: Lynn Clark Callister, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor, Brigham Young University, College of Nursing
Dr. Callister received the award for her research exploring the prevalence and impact of postpartum depression among disadvantaged Hispanic women and the barriers to accessing appropriate care. She has conducted numerous research projects related to childbearing women and is widely published in the fields of global health and nursing.
2009: Robin B. Knobel, PhD, RNC, NNP
Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
Dr. Knobel received the award to help fund her study Body temperature and vasomotor tone in extremely low birthweight preterm infants during the first days of life. Dr. Knobel is a previous recipient of the March of Dimes Graduate Nursing Scholarship and has received a grant from the National Institutes of Nursing Research to investigate thermoregulation.
2008: Denise Côté-Arsenault, PhD, RNC, IBCLC, FNAP
Associate and Brody Professor, University of Rochester, School of Nursing
Dr. Côté-Arsenault received the award to conduct a pilot study Caring connections in pregnancy after perinatal loss. Dr. Côté-Arsenault is a nationally recognized nurse scholar. She has spent more than 2 decades researching perinatal loss and pregnancy after perinatal loss.
2008: Mary Regan, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, Minnesota State University
Dr. Regan received the award for her research Development of an elaborated coding system to score intrapartum conceptions of risk about childbirth. Her study sought to develop an instrument to measure labor and delivery nurses' conceptions of risk about childbirth.
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