Dr. Judith Erlen receives prestigious awards from the Chancellor and ENRS

Judith A. Erlen, (BSN’66, MSN’67, PhD’ 79), FAAN, professor, director of the PhD Program, and chair of the Department of Health and Community Systems, has been named a recipient of the 2012 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Part of the University's mission is training the next generation of professional scholars. Essential to this task are faculty who provide intellectual and personal leadership that helps to support, encourage, and promote the personal and professional development of students. The Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes up to four University of Pittsburgh faculty members each year who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree. Winners each receive a cash prize of $2,500 and will be honored at a reception hosted by the Provost on April 5, 2012.

In addition, Erlen was honored by the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) on March 30, 2012 with their Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research award. The Distinguished Contributions to Nursing Research Award is given annually to a member of ENRS who has: an earned doctorate and post-doctoral research; evidence of outstanding contributions to nursing research; a sustained record of contributions to nursing research; a sustained publishing record emanating from the program of research; and documented contributions of research and research-related activities.

About the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 

Ranked seventh in the most recent edition of U.S. News and World Report’s “America's Best Graduate Schools” and fifth in National Institutes of Health research dollars, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing offers opportunities to study with nationally recognized faculty. Since 1939, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing has prepared students for an increasingly demanding health care environment through a curriculum that combines rigorous academic work with varied and intensive clinical experiences in applied practice and a growing involvement in research.