Friday, June 29, 2018
Posted by: Mary Elkordy

Chicago Nurse Receives Writing Award from Nursing Research Journal
Angela B. Maeder Accepts Best of JOGNN Writing Award
Washington, D.C. – The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), the scientific journal of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), presented its Best of JOGNN writing award to Angela B. Maeder, PhD, RNC-OB, as the lead author of the article titled, “Titration of Intravenous Oxytocin Infusion for Postdates Induction of Labor Across Body Mass Index Groups.” The award was presented at the AWHONN National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

The Best of JOGNN Award honors the first author of an original article published in JOGNN. Articles are nominated by the editors, and the winning paper is chosen by the members of the JOGNN Editorial Advisory Board. 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. Maeder is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing; she is also a clinical labor and delivery nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Previous honors and awards include being named one of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders in Illinois by the Illinois Nurses Foundation and receiving the DAISY Faculty Award from the DAISY Foundation and UIC College of Nursing in 2017.

“Over the past two decades, the negative relationship between a woman’s body mass index and uterine function during labor has been recognized,” said JOGNN Editor Nancy K. Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN. “The findings of Dr. Maeder and colleagues demonstrated that among women who experienced induction of labor for postdates pregnancies, those who were obese received significantly more intravenous oxytocin, had longer lengths of labor, and had significantly higher incidences of cesarean than their non-obese counterparts.”

Dr. Maeder earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and her PhD in Nursing Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. She received an Internal Research Support Program (IRSP) Grant from the UIC College of Nursing in 2017 and will be conducting a feasibility study to measure endogenous plasma oxytocin concentration, endogenous plasma vasopressin concentration, and oxytocin receptor gene DNA methylation markers between body mass index groups.

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Now in its 47th year of publication, 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 at