Award Application Window: April 15–June 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. (Central Time)
The Katharine A. Lembright Award and Lecture recognizes and encourages excellence in cardiovascular research by established nurse scientists. It honors Katharine A. Lembright, who as the American Heart Association's assistant director for nursing from 1960-81, played an important role in the development and growth of the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN).
- The candidate must be a current AHA partner and have maintained membership in the council for a minimum of five years.
- The candidate must have an established track record in cardiovascular research (grants and publications).
- The candidate must have been actively involved in the American Heart Association.
- The candidate must be available to present a state-of-the-art lecture at the AHA Scientific Sessions.
- Candidate has received national recognition of research (awards, national presentations, national research committees and study section).
- Candidate has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
- Candidate has been involved in the AHA at the affiliate, local or national level within the last five years with a history of contributions to AHA goals and objectives. Involvement may be demonstrated by any of the following:
- Council officer and/or committee member
- News contributor
- Board member
- Events chairperson and/or volunteer
- ACLS or PALS instructor
How to Apply/Required Documents
Individuals may be nominated an unlimited number of times, but may receive this award only once. Self-nomination is acceptable.
Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the nomination cannot be accepted.
Renominations are encouraged for those not selected; however, the nominator must be willing to update the nomination package in subsequent cycles.
The nomination file (submitted on the nominee’s behalf) should contain the following documents in PDF format:
- A letter of recommendation from a colleague who can evaluate the candidate's research contributions. The letter must address each of the major award evaluation criteria and indicate what distinguishes the candidate in each criterion.
- A copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae.
- Up to two optional additional letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee's background or research may be submitted in the nomination file. All letters must be drafted on electronic letterhead with a signature, if possible.
Visit the Council Awards Application System to complete a nomination.
A username and password previously set up through online profile registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, please visit Professional Heart Daily to create an online partner profile before accessing the Council Awards Application System. AHA Professional Partners who are creating an online profile for the first time should make sure to register using their AHA membership identification numbers.
The winner will present a state-of-the-art lecture during Scientific Sessions and will be recognized at the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council’s annual dinner at Scientific Sessions. The winner will also receive:
- $2,000 honorarium
- Engraved plaque
- Round-trip coach airfare to the conference at the 21-day advance purchase rate
- One-night hotel accommodations at the conference rate
- Ground transportation expenses to attend the conference
- Up to $70 in meal reimbursement
- Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
- Two complimentary council dinner tickets
|2019 Terry A. Lennie, PhD, RN, FAHA||2002 Joanne S. Harrell, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2018 Cynthia M. Dougherty, PhD, ARNP, FAHA||2001 Barbara J. Drew, RN, PhD|
|2017 Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAHA||2000 Dorie Schwertz, PhD|
|2016 Simon Stewart, PhD||1999 Sandra B. Dunbar, RN, DSN, FAAN|
|2015 Susan J. Pressler, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA||1998 Jerilyn K. Allen, RN, ScD|
|2014 Nancy Artinian, PhD, RN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN||1997 Laura Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2013 Tiny Jaarsma, RN, PhD||1996 Karyn Holm, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2012 Pamela Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN||1995 Susan L. Woods, PhD, RN|
|2011 Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN||1994 Marguerite Kinney, DNSc, RN, FAAN|
|2010 Lora Burke, PhD, RN, MPH, FAHA||1993 Kathleen Dracup, DNSc, RN, FAAN|
|2009 Jean McSweeney, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN||1992 Carolyn L. Murdaugh, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2008 Mariann Piano, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA||1991 Susan R. Gortner, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2007 Kathleen Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA||1990 Elizabeth Hahn Winslow, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2006 Debra Moser, PhD, DNSc, RN, FAHA||1989 Erika S. Sivarajan Froelicher, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2005 Barbara Riegel, DNSc, RN||1988 Linda J. Baumann, PhD, RN|
|2004 Diane Becker, RN, ScD, MPH||1987 Marie J. Cowan, PhD, RN, FAAN|
|2003 Martha N. Hill, PhD, BSN, MSN|
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