NHF is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 Nursing Excellence Fellowship and the Physical Therapy Excellence Fellowship. The team of Judy Kauffman, RN, BSN, MS, CPNP, and Kacie Kaufman, RN, MSN, BC-APN, both from the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, were awarded $13,500 for their project, "The Effects of an Educational Intervention on Joint Health in Children with Hemophilia." Jenny Robison, PT at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was awarded $10,000 for her project, "The Effect of Inframalleolar Orthotics on Temporal Gait Characteristics and Foot Pressures in children with Hemophilia."
The Nursing Excellence Fellowship is awarded to registered nurses currently employed or interested in hemophilia care to conduct nursing research or clinical projects. The Physical Therapy Excellence Fellowship is given to a physical therapist from an accredited physical therapy school for physical therapy research or a clinical project related to care of patients with bleeding disorders.
For application materials and 2008 deadlines, go to NHF’s Web site and click on "Researchers and Healthcare Providers."