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Smith Named Investigator of the Year

Marianne Smith

Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, assistant professor at UI’s College of Nursing, has been selected by the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) to receive the 2013 Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award.

“When I received the notification, I was absolutely thrilled. I am truly grateful for being selected,” said Smith.

Dr. Smith will be recognized during the MNRS Business Meeting /Awards & Distinguished Researcher Presentation on March 9, 2013.

According to Janet Larson, president of MNRS, the committee was thoroughly impressed with Smith’s application and program of research.

“This award program was highly competitive this year and Marianne rose to the top! We are so proud of her,” said Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGST, FAAN, professor at the College of Nursing. “We will look forward to celebrating at the MNRS Annual Research Conference!”

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Jan 8th, 2013