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AcademyHealth Research Mentorship Award for Penn Nursing Professor

Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, CRNP, FAAN, will receive the 2017 AcademyHealth Mentoring Award from the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI). The award will be given at the group’s annual meeting on June 24th in New Orleans, Louisiana.

McHugh is the Rosemarie Greco Term Endowed Associate Professorship in Advocacy, Associate Professor of Nursing, and Associate Director of Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing).

The IRGNI Mentoring Award recognizes the contributions of a senior scientist to the career development of young investigators who are engaged in research focused on interdisciplinary health services research on nursing issues. The IRGNI is AcademyHealth’s largest research interest group.

“Dr. McHugh is a wonderful and generous mentor for students and faculty alike and is most deserving of this national recognition in health services and policy research,” said CHOPR Director Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing.

McHugh was nominated by CHOPR research fellows Colin Plover, PhD, RN; Olga Jarrin, PhD, RN; Karen Lasater, PhD, RN; Elizabeth White, MSN, RN; and Andrew Dierkes, RN.