Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

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Peter Dourlein
Peter Dourlein
Judith Berg
Judith Berg
UA College of Nursing Dean Joan Shaver (left), Marylyn McEwen, Terry Badger and Kate Sheppard.
UA College of Nursing Dean Joan Shaver (left), Marylyn McEwen, Terry Badger and Kate Sheppard.
Carol Gifford and Ray Thompson
Carol Gifford and Ray Thompson
Dr. Charles Raison
Dr. Charles Raison
Terry Badger
Terry Badger

Planning, Design and Construction has been named 2014 Owner of the Year by the Cornerstone Building Foundation. Peter Dourlein, assistant vice president for Planning, Design and Construction, accepted the award on behalf of the department at the Cornerstone Building Foundation's 20th Anniversary Awards Banquet. The foundation is a nonprofit made up of construction trade and design organizations in Southern Arizona. It recognizes skills in the building development industry and raises funds for scholarships and projects at local colleges and schools. UA Planning, Design and Construction has successfully completed $400 million in projects, including the Lowell Stevens Football Facility and the Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Building.

Judith Berg, clinical professor at the UA College of Nursing, has been inducted as a distinguished scholar and fellow in the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Peers from 10 health care professions elect practitioners into the NAP. Berg was elected for her work in women's health care, with a focus on access in reproductive health care and advancement in knowledge. Berg serves as a master teacher of women's health in nursing practice and mentors students in both the philosophy in nursing program and the nursing practice program. Berg is also president of the Western Institute of Nursing, co-chairwoman of the Women's Health Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing and serves on the steering committee for the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science.

Marylyn McEwen, associate professor of nursing, and Kate Sheppard, clinical associate professor of nursing, have been inducted as fellows of the Western Academy of Nurses. The academy recognizes nurses with significant accomplishments in nursing, education and research. McEwen serves as a mentor in the philosophy in nursing program and the nursing practice program with a focus on health disparities, interventions and qualitative methodologies. She has worked with Mexican-Americans living in border cities, with a focus on Type 2 diabetes. Sheppard serves as the nurse practitioner special coordinator in psychiatric mental health. Her research emphasis is on compassion fatigue among nurses. She has developed a program on compassion fatigue, which has been included in the nursing practice curriculum.

Carol Gifford, a former editor in the UA School of Anthropology, has been awarded the Raymond H. Thompson Award. The award is presented by the UA School of Anthropology for significant contributions to anthropology, academic excellence and service to the school. Gifford, now retired, was the editor of Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona. She also served as a part-time editor associate in the School of Anthropology. Gifford has also earned the Victor R. Stoner Award for anthropological publishing, the Outstanding Classified Staff Member award and the Outstanding Staff Team award in the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Charles Raison, associate professor of psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine, has been selected for the 2014 Raymond Pearl Memorial Lecture and Award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to science. Established by the Human Biology Association, the Raymond Pearl Memorial Lecture and Award commemorates Raymond Pearl, a human biologist, and is given annually at the meeting of the Human Biology Association, where Raison accepted his award and presented a lecture. Raison received the honor because of his contributions to evolutionary biocultural origins of mental health and illness. Raison also serves as the Barry and Janet Lang associate professor of Integrative Mental Health in the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Terry Badger, professor and director of the Community and Systems Health Science Division at the UA College of Nursing, has been awarded the Anna M. Shannon Mentorship Award. This award is presented by the Western Institute of Nursing to an "outstanding mentor who demonstrates unselfish efforts to support and promote the professional growth of other nurses in the West." Badger is the first UA faculty member to receive the award. She served as president to the Western Institute of Nursing from 2004-2006 and was chosen to present the 2013 Distinguished Nursing Research Lecture. Badger has been selected to serve on numerous committees and has received multiple awards throughout her career, including the Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award, the Outstanding Honors Faculty Award, the College of Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award the Extraordinary Faculty Award.

We want to know about your good news. If you, your department or a colleague have won any major awards, been honored nationally or internationally, or accomplished some other major feat that deserves recognition, let us know about it.

To submit your news, please send us an email with the following information:

  • Name of the person or team receiving the honor.
  • Name of the organization granting the honor.
  • A description of the honor.
  • When the honor was announced and when it will be presented (or was presented).
  • A photo of the honoree. If others appear in the photo, please provide their names and affiliations.

Questions? Please contact Amanda Ballard at 626-4407 or amandaballard@email.arizona.edu.

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