Dr. Merle Mishel
The scales she developed to help investigators measure uncertainty in illness are used in 30 countries and have been translated into many languages. Dr. Mishel will be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 22nd International Nursing Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico, in July.
In addition, Dr. Mishel was appointed as a permanent member of the Nursing and Related Clinical Sciences Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her term extends from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2015. This new Study Section reviews funding applications that address the science that underpins clinical practice and is concerned with preventing, delaying the onset, and slowing the progression of disease and disability. It includes nursing as well as other clinical science disciplines such as medicine, social work, psychology, health education, dentistry, and pharmacy.
Members of the study section were selected on the basis of their achievements in their scientific discipline as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities and honors. Dr. Mishel says that she looks forward to the sharing of ideas that occurs during evaluation of proposals and being aware of the new techniques included in study designs.