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Emory Nursing Senior Associate Dean of Research and Innovation Earns CANS Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award

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J. Michael Moore
Dir. of Communications

The Council of Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) has selected Dr. Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Nurse Scientist Award. Dr. Im currently serves as the dean of research and innovation for Emory School of Nursing and will be honored at the virtual CANS 2020 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research on September 17-18, 2020. 

This prestigious award acknowledges a member of CANS whose sustained research has had significant impact on nursing and healthcare knowledge development, with recognizable benefits for nursing practice. Dr. Im showcases her leadership capacity and research dissemination through her work in the field of global cross-culture women’s health research, which addresses gender and ethnic differences in the health experiences of midlife women.

Dr. Im’s most outstanding contribution to nursing is a research program that adopts emerging technologies to eliminate gender and ethnic disparities by tracking and studying the experiences of underrepresented women. Through more than 370 papers, abstracts, chapters and more than 320 international and national multi-disciplinary presentations, Dr. Im has obtained in excess of $17.5 million in research funding to continue advancing health equity across genders as well as ethnicities.

Alongside her research, Dr. Im’s dedication to teaching and mentoring a new generation of scholars is reflected in her efforts to individually mentor more than 60 doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, 90 undergraduate students, and 70 research assistants. She has been a tenured faculty member at four research-intensive universities and appointed to named chairs at three of these prior to joining Emory.

The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science is an initiative of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) to help share, translate and disseminate nursing science while nationally and internationally supporting the development, conduct and utilization of nursing science. Its commitment to promote better healthcare serves as a voice for facilitating and recognizing life-long nursing science career development.

Learn more about the American Academy of Nursing and The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science at their websites and read more about Dr. Eun-Ok Im’s extensive research on her faculty profile through the Emory School of Nursing website.

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