Two faculty from Penn’s School of Nursing (SON), Patricia D’Antonio, the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing; and Connie M. Ulrich, the Lillian S. Brunner Chair in Medical and Surgical Nursing, will both be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for their contributions to the nursing profession.
The STTI Hall of Fame was developed to recognize nurse researchers for their lifetime achievements in, and contributions to, research and to mentoring future nurse researchers. The induction ceremony will take place during the 29th annual International Nursing Research Congress in Melbourne, Australia in July.
Dr. D’Antonio, the chair of Penn Nursing’s department of family and community health; the director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing; and a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, is an internationally recognized nursing historian whose research demonstrates nurses’ strong influence on public health and the development of health care norms.
Dr. Ulrich is a professor of nursing at Penn Nursing and a professor of bioethics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. She was the first ever nurse accepted into the postdoctoral training program in the National Institutes of Health’s department of bioethics, and was the first nurse bioethicist at Penn.