AWARDS & HONORS

The Pennsylvania Gazette took away a Gold Medal in the 2003 Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Periodical Staff Writing contest. The winning package of five articles included a piece about 9/11 search dogs and a profile of Penn’s Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center. CASE also recognized the Research at Penn web site with a 2003 Circle of Excellence Silver Medal. Developed to share research advances from across the University, Research at Penn was selected from 154 entries.

The School of Nursing Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has been recognized with the most prestigious annual research award in health services, given by AcademyHealth, for its paper, “Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Nurse Burnout, and Job Dissatisfaction.” According to Director Linda Aiken, the award was “the first major recognition of research done by nurses and about nursing.” AcademyHealth is the nation’s preeminent scientific and professional organization for health services research.

Originally published on June 12, 2003