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University of Maryland School of Nursing's Galik Receives SNRS/John A. Hartford Foundation Research Award

February 29, 2016

Award recognizes individuals who have enhanced geriatric nursing in the Southern region.

Baltimore, Md. – Elizabeth Galik, PhD ‘07, RN, CRNP, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), received the Southern Nursing Research Society (SNRS)/John A. Hartford Foundation Research Award at the Society’s 30th annual conference on Feb. 26. The award, which has been given since 2001, recognizes the contributions of individuals whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of geriatric nursing in the Southern region.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Southern Nursing Research Society and the John A. Hartford Foundation for my contributions to geriatric research.  I am looking forward to continuing to study the most successful ways to optimize physical activity and function and minimize behavioral symptoms among older adults with dementia,” Galik said.

Recipients must be a member of the SNRS demonstrate outstanding scholarly contributions to the science of geriatric nursing, and prove active participation in an ongoing geriatric research program. Award winners must also show evidence of influencing a geriatric health care practice or research program.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Galik’s work as a researcher is being recognized with this prestigious award.  Dr. Galik is not only an accomplished scholar, but she is also a highly-engaged advocate for the needs of vulnerable older adults, especially those with cognitive impairment,” said Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN, associate professor and chair of UMSON’s Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health. “Her work exemplifies an extraordinary commitment to improving function and the quality of life for individuals at greatest risk.”

SNRS seeks to advance nursing research through the dissemination and utilization of research findings, facilitation of career development of nurses and nursing students as researchers, promotion of nursing as a scientific discipline, and enhanced communication among its members. The Society is made up of 14 states and includes the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Latin America.

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The University of Maryland School of Nursing, founded in 1889, is one of the oldest and largest nursing schools, and is ranked sixth nationally. Enrolling more than 1,700 students in its baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs, the School develops leaders who shape the profession of nursing and impact the health care environment.