Berry to be Inducted into STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Heartfelt congratulations to Assistant Dean for Research and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Professor Diane Berry, PhD, RN, FAAN who will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International‘s Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the International Nursing Research Conference in Alberta, Canada this July.

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 to recognize nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained broad national and international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the nursing profession and people it serves.

Of the news, Associate Dean for Research and Kenan Distinguished Professor Ruth Anderson, PhD, RN, FAAN said: “I can think of no one better prepared than Professor Berry for induction to the Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Her scholarly work is internationally recognized, and she is regarded as one of the leading nurse scientists in chronic illness prevention and management among individuals from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

“We are delighted to have Dr. Berry’s significant contributions to nursing science honored by this recognition,” adds Nena Peragallo-Montano, dean and professor of the UNC School of Nursing. “Her groundbreaking research has led to shaping systems that promote desired outcomes and help decrease disparities. But not only this, she likewise has demonstrated a sustained interest in graduate education and in developing the next generation of scholars making this a very well-earned honor.”

Criteria for the Hall of Fame is:

  1. Integrated scholarship in the researcher’s area of specialty or interprofessional practice and a significant and sustained level of achievement in nursing research, which has had national and/or international impact on the profession, patients, families, community, or policy.
  2. A distinguished record of publications in nursing and non-nursing peer-reviewed journals (first-authored and co-authored and presentations).
  3. Demonstration of external funding, university funding, or unique organizational support with justified unique context of funding.
  4. Evidence of mentorship of novice researchers with demonstrated scholarly outputs. Evidence includes but is not limited to number of mentees (masters, PhD, novice, and clinical researchers).
  5. The researcher’s program of research has a measurable impact on policy and/or has promoted quality and value to service delivery. In addition, the research should demonstrate translation of evidence to practice.

Dr. Berry joins Carolina Nursing faculty Dean Nena Peragallo Montano and Associate Dean for Research Ruth Anderson, and Professors Emeritae Donna Havens, Cynthia Freund, Linda Cronenwett, Margarete Sandalowski and Merle Mishel as members of the Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Please click here to see Sigma Theta Tau’s press release on the 2019 slate of inductees which was issued today.