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NANN Abstract Awards

Each year, NANN recognizes the best abstracts in each award category submitted in the Annual Conference Call for Abstracts. The following awardees have been recognized for their passion and support for neonatal care and the profession of neonatal nursing.

2021 Recipients

Research Article of the Year: 

Research Article of the Year Blomqvist

Ylva Thernström Blomqvist, RN PhD 
Physiological Stability in Very Preterm Infants During Skin-to-Skin Contact as Assessed by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Clinical Article of the Year:

MARIANA BASERGA 001 KRISTANJ JULY 25 2019

Mariana Baserga, MD MSCI
Abnormal Splanchnic Regional Saturations in a Preterm Infant That Developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis Following a Red Blood Cell Transfusion

Past Recipients

2020

Best Paper Abstract Award Winner:
Beth Diehl, DNP NNP-BC CCRN LNCC
Neonatal Nursing: Aspects of Clinical Practice Liability

Best Poster Abstract Award Winner:
Ashley Weber, PhD RN
Family-centered Care Practices in the US: Prevalence, Gaps, and How We Move Forward

2019

Best Paper Abstract Award Winner:
Dorothy Vittner, PhD RN CHPE
Skin-to-skin contact activates salivary oxytocin release and influences infant neurobehavioral functioning

Best Poster Abstract Award Winner:
Leslie Parker, NNP-BC PhD
Effect of Aspiration and Evaluation of Gastric Residuals on Intestinal Inflammation, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, and Gastrointestinal Peptide Levels in Extremely Preterm Infants

Best Research Abstract Award Winner:
Christine Wetzel, DNP RNC-NIC IBCLC
Maternal, Infant and Nutritional Factors Influencing the Developing Microbiome of the Premature Infant in the NICU Setting

Best Clinical Abstract Award Winner:
Ashley Weber, PhD RN
Organizational Resources for Family-Centered Care may Influence Clinicians' Attitudes towards Family Engagement

Best EBP/QI Abstract Award Winner:
Genesee Hornung, MSN RN CNS CPNP-PC
Boosting the Bundle: Implementing Practice Changes in a NICU to Reduce CLABSI