Robin P. Newhouse, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chairwoman, department of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, recently was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Newhouse was one of 25 nurse researchers inducted at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursings 25th International Nursing Research Congress held in Hong Kong, according to a news release.
Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is one of STTIs International Awards for Nursing Excellence. The award recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition for their work, and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.
We are very proud of Dr. Newhouse for receiving this distinguished honor, University of Maryland School of Nursing Dean Jane M. Kirschling, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the release. She has worked tirelessly over the years as a nurse researcher to create innovative methods to improve the quality of care delivered to patients by healthcare professionals. It is nice to see that her efforts are being recognized both nationally and internationally.
Newhouses research has promoted the adoption of evidence-based interventions. Her teams multisite studies have demonstrated improvements in healthcare for people with heart failure and/or substance use, while providing evidence for policy makers that care delivered by advanced practice registered nurses is high quality, safe and effective, according to the release.
My induction into the STTI Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame is such an honor, but is clearly an accomplishment that I did not reach alone, Newhouse said in the release. I am thankful for my mentors, research team members, collaborators, partner clinicians and patients who have worked with me over many years to answer questions needed to improve care.
Newhouse has received multiple national and international appointments as a result of her research. She has served on the methodology committee of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and two Institute of Medicine committees, the Standing Committee on Credentialing Research in Nursing, and the Study on Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: Current Status and Future Directions. She also has chaired the American Nurses Credentialing Centers research council and the research and scholarship advisory council for STTI. She was elected to the board of AcademyHealth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the fields of health services research and health policy, in 2013.