Sigma Theta Tau International Announces 2016 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees

INDIANAPOLIS — The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) will induct 19 nurse researchers into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, 21-25 July 2016. On Saturday, 23 July 2016, these 19 individuals —representing the countries of Canada, England, Lebanon, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States — will be presented with the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award and participate in a conversation with STTI President Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. The honorees’ research projects will be shared through STTI’s Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, enabling nurses everywhere to benefit from their discoveries and insights. The award presentation is sponsored by Wiley.

“These cumulative research achievements of these 19 honorees has been nothing short of life changing,” said STTI President Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We celebrate their achievements in advancing world health, and I offer my personal congratulations. I look forward to learning and sharing more about their contributions.”

“Wiley proudly recognizes the efforts of this year's recipients of the STTI’s International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame awards. We congratulate each individual recipient for their significant contributions towards outstanding research, leadership, and efforts in advancing health around the world. As in years past, we enthusiastically support nursing researchers for their high impact on the nursing profession and their contributions to improving patient outcomes” said Wiley Publishing Manager for Nursing Kassie Stovell.

STTI’s annual international nursing research congress attracts nearly 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who learn from evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 27th congress is Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy and Policy. To view details or register for the event, visit

2016 International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Honorees

Deborah Bruner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Alpha Epsilon Chapter #027

Janet Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship; Distinguished Professor
Indiana University School of Nursing
Alpha Chapter #001

Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAACVPR, FAAN
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing
Alpha Lambda Chapter #033

Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for Research
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Alpha Epsilon Chapter #027

Sonia A. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mildred E. Newton Professor of Nursing
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Rho Chapter #016

Marilyn Hockenberry, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN
Associate Dean, Research Affairs
Duke University School of Nursing
Beta Epsilon Chapter #051

Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, PhD, RN, FEANS, FAAN
Director School of Nursing
American University of Beirut
Chi Iota Chapter #511

Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, FANSA, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer, FUNDISA; Professor, University of the Western Cape and North-West University Potchefstroom
Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter #441
South Africa

Terry A. Lennie, PhD, RN
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Faculty
University of Kentucky
Delta Psi Chapter #117

Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN
Dean and Professor
Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Alpha Epsilon Chapter #027

Linda McGillis Hall, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS
Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor
University of Toronto
Lambda Pi-at-Large Chapter #278

Barbara Medoff-Cooper, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing and the Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Xi Chapter #013

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
University of South Florida College of Nursing
Delta Beta-at-Large Chapter #096, Gamma Omega Chapter #094

Anne E. Norris, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Beta Tau Chapter #065

Rita H. Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN
The FloAnn Sours Easton Professor of Child and Adolescent Health; Director, PhD and MS in Nursing Science Programs
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Epsilon Chapter #004

Anne-Marie Rafferty, CBE, DPhil, MPhil, RN, DN
Professor of Nursing Policy
Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King's College London
Upsilon Xi-at-Large Chapter #468

 Ora Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor
Florida International University
Alpha Epsilon Chapter #027

Pei-Shan Tsai, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean
College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Lambda Beta-at-Large Chapter #264

Judith A. Vessey, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Leila Holden Carroll Professor in Nursing
Boston College
Alpha Chi Chapter #044


About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

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