The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Names Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell as its 2015 Episteme Award Recipient

Premier award for nursing research funded by The Baxter International
Foundation recognizes recipient’s influential work

INDIANAPOLIS & DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) today
named Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, the 2015 recipient of the STTI
Episteme Award supported by The Baxter International Foundation.
Campbell is the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor at Johns Hopkins
University School of Nursing. As Episteme Laureate, Campbell will be the
keynote speaker at STTI’s
43rd Biennial Convention
in Las Vegas, Nev., November 7-11, 2015,
where she will be presented with the $15,000 award.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Campbell has conducted research in nursing
knowledge that encompasses U.S. and global investigation and
documentation of domestic violence, homicide, and other physical and
mental health outcomes of intimate partner violence (IPV). Her research
primarily focuses on femicide, the increased risk for HIV/AIDS
associated with IPV, and the global impact of and attention to IPV.

”The Baxter International Foundation is honored to fund the Episteme
Award and recognize Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell as a truly groundbreaking
researcher and educator, as well as an important advocate for victims
and those at risk of intimate partner violence,” said Alice Campbell,
executive director of The Baxter International Foundation. ”We are
committed to recognizing excellence in nursing research and practice,
such as Dr. Campbell’s, through Sigma Theta Tau International and the
organization’s international awards.”

Throughout her career, Dr. Campbell has identified strategies to prevent
IPV homicides. She developed and validated an instrument—the Danger
Assessment—to help abused women recognize the amount of danger in their
relationships; it is currently being used across the U.S. and globally.
Her work has also contributed to Affordable Care Act provisions and U.S.
Preventive Task Force recommendations for routine screening for domestic
violence in healthcare settings. These new safeguards will result in
more abused women being identified early and help prevent long term
physical and health consequences including injury and potential death.

Dr. Campbell’s work has impacted the research and practical training of
other nurse scientists to substantively improve the healthcare system’s
response to women and adolescent girls affected by violence. Her
research has been recognized by the Institute of Medicine, the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice,
and the U.S. healthcare system as foundational to an improved response
to abused women across sectors. She has been continuously funded as a
principal investigator by the National Institutes of Health, the
National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and the
U.S. Department of Justice.

”Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell is internationally respected for her work on
recognizing and preventing intimate partner violence, and in her pursuit
of that discipline she represents the technical excellence and
compassion we have come to expect from our nurse leaders,” says Hester
C. Klopper, PhD, RN, MBA, FANSA, FAAN, president of Sigma Theta Tau
International. ”As we prepare for our 43rd Biennial Convention, I am
pleased that Dr. Campbell can directly influence many of the exceptional
nurses, researchers, and educators who make up our membership.”

For more than 90 years, STTI has honored the best and brightest women
and men in nursing, providing its members with exclusive programs,
resources, and opportunities, including international honors such as the
Episteme Award. For more information about the Episteme Award, visit the STTI

About the Episteme Award

The Episteme Award, supported by The Baxter International Foundation, is
bestowed to a nurse who has contributed significantly to nursing
knowledge development, application, or discovery that results in a
recognizable and sizable benefit to the public. The Episteme Award and
the other STTI International Awards will be presented during the 43rd
Biennial Convention, November 7-11, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. For event
information, visit

About the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a
nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and
celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than
85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors,
researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500
chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher
education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada,
Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi,
Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa,
South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United
States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at

About The Baxter International Foundation

The Baxter International Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Baxter
International Inc., helps organizations increase access to healthcare in
the United States and around the world. The foundation, established in
1981, focuses exclusively on increasing access to healthcare
particularly for the disadvantaged and underserved in communities where
Baxter employees live and work.


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Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau
Julie J. Adams, (317) 917-4944