Raphael-Grimm Receives Copp Award

Dr. Theresa Raphael-Grimm was recently announced at the 2015 Laurel Archer Copp Literary Award winner for her book: The Art of Communication in Nursing and Healthcare: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

Laurel Archer Copp, former Dean of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, endowed the award to stimulate the scholarly writing of School of Nursing faculty.

Copp defined “scholarly writing” as the creative use of words to achieve insight or impact on patient care, teaching, research or service.

“This is something I wanted to do from the first day I started as dean,” Copp said in a previous interivew. “It was very important for me to promote and foster writing and publication among both the tenured and non-tenured faculty.”

Books or articles published within the last two years in a peer-reviewed journal or magazine are eligible for consideration. Two panels review the submissions, which are judged on their effectiveness of expression, creativity, literary quality, excitement or energy, stylistic excellence and stimulation of thought or action.

raphael grimmThis year there were 14 submissions, the highest number recorded since the award was first presented in 2007.

Sincere congratulations to Dr. Raphael-Grimm for this considerable achievement!