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TWU nursing professor receives two awards from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals



DENTON – Texas Woman’s University nursing professor Dr. Gail Davis, B.S.N., M.Ed., Ed.D., received two awards during the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP)/American College of Rheumatology held in San Diego in November 2005.

Dr. Davis was presented with the Clinical Master’s Award for her clinical and research work in the field of rheumatology. She also was honored with a Star Award, which the ARHP presented to 40 members in recognition of their career contributions to rheumatology as a part of the meeting’s 40th anniversary celebration.

University of Kansas nursing professor Dr. Geri Nueberger, RN, Ed.D., nominated Dr. Davis for a Star Award, “because of her scholarly work with the symptom of pain in persons with arthritis and because of the many committees that she has served on as a chairperson or member for the ARHP.”

“Her contributions to rheumatology have been numerous,” Dr. Nueberger said.

Dr. Marian T. Hannan, M.P.H., D.Sc., assistant professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, nominated Dr. Davis for the Clinical Master’s Award for her many contributions to furthering the clinical art and science of rheumatology.

“Dr. Davis demonstrates the important components of the Clinical Masters Award by providing excellent care to her patients, constantly expanding her expertise in rheumatology and providing outstanding teaching and mentoring of the next generation of rheumatology clinicians,” Dr. Hannan said. “When describing her clinical skills, her students give the best recommendation a teacher can hope for when they say, ‘I only wish I could be as good a clinician as Dr. Davis when I care for patients.’”

“The ARHP has been a very important part of my professional life, offering valuable input from and dialogue with colleagues from many different healthcare disciplines in the field of rheumatology,” Dr. Davis said. “Receiving this recognition from these colleagues was truly an honor.”

With more than 12,000 alumni and more than 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state. For more information about TWU’s College of Nursing, call (940) 898-2401 or visit www.twu.edu.

The Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), a division of the American College of Rheumatology, is a professional membership society composed of non-physician health care professionals specializing in rheumatology, such as advanced practice nurses, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologists, physician assistants, educators, clinicians, and researchers. For more information, visit www.rheumatology.org.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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