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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Connell School professor, alum co-recipients of excellence in research award

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) honored professor June Horowitz and Connell School alum Nancy Hanrahan MS’92, PhD’03 with the Award for Excellence in Research at their 22nd annual conference on October 17, 2008.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) honored professor June Horowitz and Connell School alum Nancy Hanrahan MS'92, PhD'03 with the Award for Excellence in Research at their 22nd annual conference on October 17, 2008. A professional organization of over 5000 members, APNA is committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing, health and wellness promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Horowitz is known as an expert in postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She has made outstanding contributions to the knowledge of postpartum depression and women's mental health, due in part to her meticulous attention to method in her research. Through her work she hopes to decrease the devastating effects of postpartum depression on mothers and their infants.

Dr. Hanrahan's exemplary research wrests meaningful and significant findings from numbers in large data sets. Her research provides one of the only comprehensive surveys of the psychiatric workforce. Her most recent research examines the quality of care in psychiatric inpatient units.