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Dr. Lisa Hanson Accepts Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) Award

Monday, June 15, 2015  
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Wisconsin Nurse Receives Excellence in Writing Award

—Dr. Lisa Hanson Accepts Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, &

Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) Award—


Washington, DC, June 15, 2015 – The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented its Best of JOGNN Award to Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM, for her article entitled, "Feasibility of Oral Prenatal Probiotics against Maternal Group B Streptococcus Vaginal and Rectal Colonization." The award was presented at the AWHONN national Convention in Long Beach, California.


The Best of JOGNN Award honors the first author of an original article published in JOGNN. Articles are nominated by the JOGNN Editorial Advisory Board, and the winning paper is chosen by vote of the members and editors. Criteria for the award include the originality of the work, the clarity and scholarliness of the writing, the potential for the paper to significantly affect the care of women, infants, and/or childbearing families, and the interdisciplinary importance of the work.


Dr. Hanson is a professor at the Marquette University College of Nursing, Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she serves as the Director for the Nurse-Midwifery Program. She has practiced as a certified nurse-midwife at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Midwifery and Wellness Center in Milwaukee since 1987. Previously, Dr. Hanson practiced as a maternity nurse in Milwaukee at what was then called Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Dr. Hanson has been involved in nurse-midwifery practice, education and research for more than 28 years and has contributed to more than 46 related publications. She has conducted extensive research in nurse-midwifery practice, and labor management. Dr. Hanson has led research initiatives and received funding for groundbreaking studies in the nurse-midwifery field most recently in the area of prenatal probiotics. She has also contributed to program grants such as Marquette’s Nurse-Midwifery Urban Initiative, and Marquette Nurse-Midwifery Clinical to Address Urban Disparities. She has accepted various honors including five ACNM Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards and several awards for research presentations.


"Dr. Hanson’s contributions to maternal health are exceptional,” said AWHONN’s CEO, Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN. “With her vast amount of experience in the field, she understands the critical need for evidence-based nurse-midwifery education.”


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Kelly Mack for AWHONN





The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), is an internationally ranked scientific and technical journal published bimonthly by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. JOGNN is online   



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