Judith Hupcey receives two research awards

Judith Hupcey, associate dean for graduate education at Penn State, recently received two awards for her contributions to nursing science and research.

The Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award is given annually to a member of the Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of families in health and illness, family functioning, and/or family structure. Hupcey received this award at the 24th annual ENRS conference, held March 28 to 30, in New Haven, Conn.

Hupcey was nominated based on her contributions to knowledge of the needs of family caregivers. Her most recent work in this area is an NIH-funded study of patients with advanced heart failure and their caregivers.

Hupcey also received the Nursing Scholarship and Research Award from the Nursing Education Alumni Association of Teachers College, Columbia University. The award was presented at the 49th annual Isabel Maitland Stewart Conference on Research in Nursing, held April 27. This award is presented annually to a Teachers College alumnus who holds an advanced degree in nursing and has influenced the nursing profession through scholarly research.

Hupcey is an associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing and an associate professor of medicine in the College of Medicine. Her research focuses on family support/caregivers; palliative care and heart disease/critical care; qualitative methodology; and health care interactions.


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Last Updated January 09, 2015