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Feb. 12, 2002

Two ULM nursing professors receives awards

The Louisiana Nurses Foundation recently presented two University of Louisiana at Monroe faculty members with honors. At the 2002 Nightingale Awards, Dr. Margaret Edwards, Associate Dean in the College of Nursing received Outstanding Nurse Researcher of the Year; and Dr. Linda E. Sabin, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, received recognition as Outstanding Nurse of the Year.

Dr. Margaret Edwards has been involved on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Louisiana Affiliate of the Susan G. Komem Breast Cancer Foundation. In that capacity she has conducted and overseen a number of volunteer sessions of breast health education. She has also been involved with the "Race for the Cure," the annual event in Monroe and around the country that raises awareness of breast cancer and money for breast cancer education and research. Dr. Edwards was on the peer review panel for International Breast Cancer Research grants and also served on the peer review panel for the U.S. Department of Defense for Breast Cancer Research grants. At ULM, Dr. Edwards has participated in collaborative Nursing Research with other state colleges and developed a nursing research poster session held twice a year. Dr. Edwards has also been named Outstanding Researcher in the College of Nursing three times.

Linda Sabin, one of two in Louisiana recognized as nurse of the year, is very active in nursing organizations and committed to service in the university. She brought the idea of parish (church) nursing into the community. Her service to state nursing dates back 35 years. Recently, the honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International, presented Dr. Sabin with the International Media Award. Sabin was recognized for her artistic contribution to nursing history for the past 20 years. Dr. Sabin has created dolls to show the history of nursing from Revolutionary War nurses and Mississippi lay midwives, to cadet nurses and modern day nursing students.

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