Valerie A. Gruss, PhD, CNP-BC has been awarded the UIC College of Nursing Judith Lloyd Storfjell Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice. The award recognizes a UIC College of Nursing faculty or alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing practice. Gruss was recognized for a career of work that is changing the face of care for aging adults.
Two Faculty and Two Alumnae Selected As Fellows of AAN
Two distinguished faculty members from the College of Nursing, as well as two outstanding alumnae, have been selected by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) to join its Class of 2017 fellows. Fellowship in the AAN is considered the highest honor in the nursing profession.
Shannon Zenk, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN, professor in the Department of Health Systems Science, has been selected as a Nursing Collegiate Professor. This is one of the highest honors in the UIC College of Nursing, offered to faculty members who demonstrate a record of excellence in research, scholarship and teaching.
Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of UIC’s best teachers. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating seniors.