November 16, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC – AWHONN, the Association of Women’s Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, presented the association’s Novice Researcher Awards at its virtual annual convention last week.

The Novice Researcher Award is intended to assist new researchers in beginning areas of study, investigating clinical issues, or launching a pilot study.

The following awards were presented:

  • Rachel Dieterich, RN, MSN
  • Thao Griffith, PhD, RN
  • Dawn Hawthorne, PhD, RN
  • Kodiak Soled, MSN, RN


The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization. Our mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy. Learn more about us at

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