Barbara Resnick, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, professor and Sonia Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, has been named a 2015 University System of Maryland Faculty Award recipient. Resnick was one of 16 award winners selected by the USM Foundation, according to a news release.
One of the highest honors bestowed by the school’s board of regents, the awards recognize exemplary faculty achievement in public service; teaching; mentoring; or research, scholarship and creative activity. Awardees are selected by the Council of University System Faculty and submitted to the board for approval. Resnick, who has been a faculty member at UMSON for more than 20 years, received the mentoring award.
“During Dr. Resnick’s tenure at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, she has mentored and helped prepare countless students for the nursing workforce. She has gone above and beyond in providing her students with invaluable learning experiences through scholarship and hands-on clinical opportunities,” UMSON Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, said in the release. “Dr. Resnick’s passion for fostering student development and achievement is remarkable and should be celebrated.”
During her tenure at UMSON, Resnick has served as a primary mentor to 19 funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral students in nursing, social work, pharmacy and medicine, all of whom have gone on to academic careers. She also organizes workshops and dissemination programs, funded by the Hartford Foundation, to teach junior faculty members and students how to write articles and publish their work. Since 2010, she has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers, most of which are published or co-authored with mentees. Resnick also maintains a clinical faculty practice at a continuing care retirement community in Baltimore, where she actively involves students and junior faculty members, applying theoretical principles to actual cases, according to the release.
“I have a philosophy that you never lose anything by giving it away and mentoring is consistent with that thought,” Resnick said in the release. “Mentoring is a passion of mine whether it is a student or a faculty member. I feel like a success when I’m able to watch each mentee go off on their own. It is an honor to be considered for this award among the many amazing faculty in the University’s system.”