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Past Research Recipients
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Research Program


The Hill-Rom, Celeste Phillips Family-Centered Maternity Care Award

2015 - Jennifer Doyle, MSN, WHNP-BC
Evaluation of a standardized protocol for oxytocin administration to prevent postpartum hemorrhage


2014  - Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN

The association between postpartum musculoskeletal pelvic pain and sexual function


2013  - Cheryl Anderson, PhD, RN, CNS

Traumatic stress: An immediate response following childbirth among Hispanic adolescents


2013  - Mary Dawn Koenig, PhD, RN, CNM

Hepcidin, iron bioavailability, and its role in birth outcomes


2012 - Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC

Maternal assessment of infant breastfeeding behaviors


2011 - Carol Lawrence, MS, BSN, RNC-OB

Development of an instrument to measure early mother-infant separation


2011 - Amy Bieda, PhD, APRN, PNP-BC, NNP-BC

The use of enteral sterile water feeds for the treatment of hypernatremia in extremely low birth weight infants


2010 - Lorraine Baas Rubarth, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC

Use of Online Support & NICU Education to Decrease Stress for Prenatal Patients on Bedrest - A Pilot Study




2015 - Marianne Hutti, PhD, WHNP-BC
Predicting grief intensity after perinatal loss




The March of Dimes "Saving Babies, Together®" Award

2015 – Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN
Tailored self-management intervention promoting resilience in perinatal depression


2014 - Patricia Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB

The relationship between birth outcomes and neighborhood characteristics within an urban population of African American and Hispanic women


2013 - Susan W. Groth, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

The dietary choices of low-income, pregnant African-American women


2012 - Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN

Parent perspectives on communication and safety in neonatal intensive care


2010 - Lynn Clark Callister, PhD, RN, FAAN

Postpartum Depression and Help Seeking Behaviors in Immigrant Hispanic Women



AWHONN Novice Researcher Award

2015 – Ashley Wright, BSN, RN

Anticipatory rounds: perspectives of postpartum patients, staff nurses, and nursing leadership

2014 - Ashley Weber, MS, RN

Oxytocin: Biomarker of affiliation and neurodevelopment in premature infants


2013 - Shannon Gillespie, PhDc, MS, RN

Pathways to shortened gestation among Black women


2012- Debra Craighead, PhD, RN

Early term infant care: Hospital utilization and feeding practices


2011 - Doria Thiele, PhD, CNM, IBCLC

Maternal vitamin D supplementation to correct deficiency in mothers and breastfed infants


2010 - Antonia Rae Torrey, PhD, RN

Development/Psychometric Evaluation of a Structured Instrument to Assess Treatment Fidelity of a Brief Opportunistic Intervention Designed to Reduce Substance Use Among Pregnant Women


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