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Jordan Harrison, PhD, RN, a Hillman Scholar in Nursing Innovation alumna from the University of Michigan, earned the 2018 New Investigator Award for AcademyHealth’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI). AcademyHealth is the nation’s premier interdisciplinary health services and policy research organization and IRGNI is the largest interest group at AcademyHealth. The award is given to the top-rated abstract submission by a doctoral student or postdoctoral fellow to IRGNI.

Dr. Harrison’s abstract and associated research focus on outcomes of operational failures in nursing, science conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, her research examining the effect of nursing on neurological outcomes for patients experiencing a cardiac arrest was selected as one of four podium presentations (the only nurse and only postdoc fellow) in the late-breaking abstract session for AcademyHealth.

Dr. Harrison also received the prestigious ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan for her doctoral thesis, “Functional Status, Quality of Life, and Long-Term Survival in a Cohort of Women with Breast Cancer and Heart Failure.” She is the second nurse scientist in history to receive the award. Dr. Harrison is now a T32 and National Clinician Scholars program postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

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