JHU nurse researcher Sharps to join Hall of Fame

She is 9th JHUSON faculty member honored for contributions to profession

Phyllis W. Sharps, associate dean for Community and Global Programs and director of Center for Global Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, is the latest faculty member from the school to be named to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Sharps is a specialist in maternal and child health nursing, with her clinical knowledge and research shared through several scholarly nursing and public health publications. She is the director of three Johns Hopkins University health and wellness centers in Baltimore and provides care for battered or homeless women and children.

"That this recognition comes from researchers worldwide makes it that much more of an honor," Sharps said. "It reinforces the importance of the work we're doing in Baltimore and across the globe to protect women and children from violence. It's great news for me, of course, but even greater news for any who will not be victimized tomorrow because of the work we're doing today."

Sharps' primary research is dedicated to the effects of intimate partner violence on the physical and emotional health of pregnant women, infants, and young children. She also consults on behalf of the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the National Institute of Justice, and speaks among African-American women and in African-American communities.

One of 19 inductees to be honored at the 24th International Nursing Research Congress on July 22-26, 2013, in Prague, Czech Republic, Sharps is also the ninth JHUSON faculty member to be inducted into the Hall of Fame joining Jerilyn Allen, Deborah Gross, Pamela Jeffries, Miyong Kim, and Marie Nolan, who were honored by the Sigma Theta Tau International Congress in Australia last July; Jacquelyn Campbell and Fannie Gaston-Johansson, inducted in 2011; and Dean Martha Hill, part of the inaugural class in 2010.

The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame honors nurse researchers and STTI members from around the world who have achieved significant national or international recognition and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.

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