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Research Interest Groups

ENRS Research Interest Groups (RIGS) represent all major areas of nursing research. They meet to share expertise, first-hand knowledge of the latest research trends, and work on research projects to further advance nursing science.

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Precision Health


Criminal Justice, Trauma & Violence

CTSA Nurse Researchers


Early Career Nurse Scientists (ECNS)

Family/Community-Based Participatory


Global Health

Health Services Research


Palliative Care


Qualitative Research


Theory Development

Exemplary Researchers

Christine T. Kovner


I am thankful for this recognition by my peers. I hope that getting this award for my teams' research will bring our research findings to the attention of those who create the environments in which nurses work.

Helene Moriarty

PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, Philadelphia VA Medical Center

I have been honored to serve those who have served our country through my work at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center over many years. The 2018 Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award is very special to me because it affirms the importance of research that addresses the needs of both veterans and their families.

Mallory A. Perry

MS, RN, CPN, PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut School of Nursing

I am excited and honored to receive the ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award. Receiving this award is a testament to both the Eastern Nursing Research Society and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science’s commitment to the future of nursing research. The support provided by ENRS and CANS will afford me the ability to conduct valuable, precision health research in pediatric surgical populations. My goal of generating nursing-led interventions based on genomic, biological and psychosocial factors of the child, will be made possible with this award. The funds provided will allow for the purchase of outstanding genetic assays and related laboratory supplies. In addition, it will assist in providing a token of appreciation to the brave children who are undergoing scoliosis surgery and willing to participate in my dissertation study.

Victoria M. Pak


I am honored and grateful to receive the Rising Star Research Award. I'd like to thank ENRS, my mentors, colleagues, and funding agencies for their support. This recognition is encouraging as an early career investigator and I greatly appreciate the ENRS for recognizing our work in advancing sleep research and improving population health.

Karen B. Lasater, Rebecca L. Trotta

PhDs, RNs

We are honored to be the 2018 recipients of the Presidents’ Circle Research Award. Our study, “Evaluating the Value of Inpatient Nurse Practitioner-Led Care” will inform the value, in terms of patient outcomes and costs of care, of nurse practitioner-led care models in the acute care setting. This award supports the academic-practice partnership between the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As a team of researchers, administrators, and clinicians, we are grateful for the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s generous support.

Janet H. Van Cleave

PhD, RN, AOCNP, Assistant Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

I was highly honored to receive the 2017 ENRS/Nursing Research Authorship Award. For me, the award represents that my peers judged our work worthy of recognition for its scientific merit. Moreover, the award validates that our work made a significant contribution to nursing science.

Patricia D. Suplee

PhD, RNC-OB, Associate Professor, Rutgers University - Camden

I was deeply honored to receive the 2017 Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award and thrilled that my research has been acknowledged nationally by scholars in my field. I first met Dr. Feetham when I was a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. Receiving her distinguished named award has deepened my commitment to continue researching and disseminating results that can ultimately lead to improved maternal health outcomes.

Kenneth M. Faulkner

MS, RN, ANP, PhD Student, Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University

Receiving the ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award was a great honor for me and alleviated some of the financial burden associated with my research. The funds from this award covered the cost of the statistical software that was necessary for my analysis and helped offset the costs associated with use of data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study for my dissertation. My study would not have been possible without this support.

Catherine A. Stubin

RN, CCRN-K, NLN-Jonas Scholar, 2017-2018

I am deeply honored to receive the 2017 ENRS/NLN Dissertation Award. As an emerging researcher, I feel fortunate to have the encouragement and support offered by awards such as this. This award will enable me to examine clinical nurse faculty perceptions and understanding of the undergraduate baccalaureate nursing student stress experience as related to these students’ educational and professional success. Knowledge gained from this study may assist clinical nursing faculty to identify how they can create or enhance instructional strategies in the clinical environment to reduce student stress, improve nursing education practices, and promote effective learning.

Christine T. Kovner
2018 ENRS Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research Award
Helene Moriarty
2018 Recipient of the ENRS Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award
Mallory A. Perry
2018 Recipient of the ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award
Victoria M. Pak
2018 recipient of the Rising Star Research Award
Karen B. Lasater, PhD, RN Rebecca L. Trotta, PhD, RN
2018 recipients of the Presidents’ Circle Research Award
2017 Recipient of the ENRS/Nursing Research Authorship Award
2017 Recipient of the Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Award
2017 Recipient of the ENRS/CANS Dissertation Award
2017 Recipient of the ENRS/NLN Doctoral Dissertation Award

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