AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE HISTORY OF NURSING PRESENTS
WRITING AND RESEARCH AWARDS
At its 27th annual conference, entitled International Perspectives on Nursing History, held jointly with European Nursing History Group in London, England, the American Association for the History of Nursing awarded its distinguished Lavinia L. Dock Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing to Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic for her book Officer, nurse, woman: The Army Nurse Corp in the Vietnam War, published in 2010 by Johns Hopkins Press. Dr. Vuic is an assistant professor of history at Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA.
The Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing was awarded to Dr. Julie Fairman and Dr. Patricia D’Antonio for their article “Reimagining nursing’s place in the history of clinical practice,” which was published in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. Dr. Fairman and Dr. D’Antonio are on the faculty of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.
The AAHN’s Teresa E. Christy Award recognizes excellence in historical research and writing done while the researcher was a doctoral student. This year the award was presented Dr. Winnifred Connerton for her dissertation, “Have cap, will travel: U.S. nurses abroad, 1898-1917.” Dr. Connerton is a nurse and nurse-midwife who currently holds a joint post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Detailed information regarding all AAHN Awards can be obtained from the web site, http://www.aahn.org.