HFSA’s Nursing Research Leadership Award honors those with extraordinary achievement and excellence in nursing science that improves outcomes of patients with heart failure. Eligible applicants must be PhD-prepared nurse scientists who have demonstrated outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership in nursing research. Applicants must be actively involved in improving and disseminating HF outcomes, nationally and internationally, along with serving as mentors to future HF scientist leaders.

Deadline for Submission:  July 15, 2020
Notification to Award Winner:  July 2020

Awardee will receive: 

  • $1,000 USD
  • Complimentary registration to the HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
  • Participation in an award presentation during the HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
Eligibility

Candidates must be:

  • A PhD-prepared nurse scientist who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership in nursing research 
  • An HFSA member continuously since January 2018

Candidates cannot be: 

  • HFSA Nursing Committee members
  • A past winner of this award

Nomination Process:

Candidates can either self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague. Previous applicants can reapply (new application is required). 

Evaluation Criteria

1. Provides evidence of significant contributions to HF nursing science
Examples:

  • Leads interdisciplinary research teams as the principal investigator on funded research studies
  • Receives awards recognizing contributions to the field of HF research

2. Leads or contributes to the development new or unique projects or forums that contribute to the growth and development of others
Examples:

  • Evidence of active mentoring of future HF scientists

  • HF symposia, workshops development

  • Innovative educational programs about HF patient care

3. Contributes actively to improving HF outcomes by serving as a volunteer in regional, national, or international HF efforts
Examples:

  • Regional, national, and/or international committee work related to HF nursing research and improving HF outcomes

  • Consulting with other institutions or companies supporting HF research.

4. Disseminates HF research findings to interdisciplinary and lay audiences
Examples:

  • Robust record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Editor/Editorial Board member
  • Invited speaker at national and international conferences
Submission and Nomination Requirements

Self-Nominee:

  1. Cover letter including contact information of nominee (name, address, fax, phone, e-mail).
  2. A detailed summary of accomplishments should address each of the evaluation criteria.  Summary to be single spaced, 1-inch margins, and not to exceed two pages.
  3. CV or resume
  4. Two letters of support from colleagues (maximum length 2 pages)

 

Nominated by a colleague:

  1. Cover letter from nominator including contact information of nominee (name, address, fax, phone, e-mail).
  2. A detailed summary of accomplishments should address each of the evaluation criteria.  Summary to be single spaced, 1-inch margins, and not to exceed two pages.
  3. Second letter of support from another individual (maximum length 2 pages)
  4. Nominee CV

NOTE: Please make sure all submission requirements are included. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Past Winners

2019 HFSA Nursing Research Leadership Award Award Winner

2019 HFSA Nursing Leadership Award Winner

Kathleen L. Grady, PhD, APN, FHFSA

Dr. Grady is a Professor of Surgery and Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and the Administrative Director of the Center for Heart Failure within the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL. Dr. Grady’s clinical and research areas of interest are advanced heart failure, heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, health-related quality of life, psychosocial outcomes, patient self-care, adherence with therapeutic regimens, patient decision-making, and caregiver burden.  Dr. Grady’s research on health-related quality of life outcomes after heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support has been funded by the American Heart Association (grants-in-aid) and National Institutes of Health (NINR, NIA, and NHLBI).

Past Award Winners

2018 – Nancy Albert, PhD, FHFSA, 

2017 –  Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN 

2016 – Lisa Rathman, MSN

 

Questions?

If you have questions about either HSFA nursing award, please contact Sharon Atterbury at satterbury@hfsa.org.