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Mary Dixon Still MSN RN ANP-BC, clinical nurse specialist at Emory University Hospital, was named a 2017 Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Still was honored in the Transformational Leadership category for her efforts to reduce sepsis mortality. Her concern for patients led to a system-wide protocol that decreased patient mortality by 10 percent and average length of stay by 35 percent.


Canhua Xiao PhD RN is the first Emory nursing faculty member to receive the Protégée Award from the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. Xiao was honored for her studies to understand the underlying causes of severe fatigue in head and neck cancer patients. The annual award honors a young investigator who shows great promise in advancing nursing science. Xiao received the award at the October 2017 NightinGala in Washington, D.C.



Nursing dean Linda McCauley co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship exploring climate change, global health, and the role of nursing in addressing environmental changes and protecting vulnerable people and populations. Included in the issue is an article by McCauley and Valerie Mac 07N 15MN 16PhD on health-related illnesses among Florida farmworkers affected by rising global temperatures.

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