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Research Program

Focus Area Advisory Panels

  • Develop AWHONN's research priorities
  • Select recipients for AWHONN grants program
  • Review and score annual convention program research abstracts
  • Mentor novice researchers

Research Advisory Panel

Since 2003, AWHONN has created advisory panels to serve as "think tanks" in a consultant-client model to the Board of Directors.  The Research Advisory Panel (RAP) members are appointed by the President of AWHONN through the Executive Office every year.



Research Advisory Panel responsibilities

  • Develop research priorities at AWHONN
  • Review and score research proposals submitted for research grant awards
  • Review and score research abstracts submitted for posters and presentations at the annual convention
  • Select a recipient for the Award of Excellence in Research



2018 Co-Chair:
Jeanne Alhusen, PhD, CRNP, RN

2018 Panel Members:

Ellise D. Adams, PhD, CNM
Tracy L. Brewer, DNP, RNC-OB, CLC
Heidi Collins Fantasia, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Lorraine Walker, RN, EdD, MPH
Irene Yang, PhD, RN


2018 Corresponding Members:

Trish Anderson, MBA, BSN
Brenda Baker, PhD, RNC, CNS
Linda Bennington, PhD, MSN, RN
Rachel Breman, MSN, MPH, RN
Holly Fontenot, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC
Allyssa Harris, RN, PhD, WHNP-BC
Teresa Johnson, PhD, RN
Jennifer Lemoine, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC
Martha Levine, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS
Nicole Marshall, DNP
Tiffany Moore, RN, PhD
Jinhee Park, PhD, RN
Janet Trial, EdD, CNM, MSN


Staff Co-Chair:
Jacqueline Rychnovsky, PhD, RN, CPNP

Administrative Coordinator

Mark Arucan


NOTE: Applications for the Research Advisory Panel are open each September.  

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