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MSc GH Program Director's Research Wins International Award for Excellence

Published: January 27, 2016
Andrea Baumann

Andrea Baumann, Associate Vice-President, Global Health, Faculty of Health Sciences;
Director, WHO Collaborating Centre in Primary Care Nursing & Health Human Resources;
Scientific Director, McMaster Site, NHSRU

Andrea Baumann, Associate V-P Global Health and Director of the MSc GH program, has been selected as the winner of the International Award for Excellence for Volume 5 of The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society.

Baumann, along with her team of researchers (Patricia Norman, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Paul Rizk, and Kaiyan Fu) at the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU) received the award for the article, “Employees Participating in Change (EPIC): An Empowerment Approach to Improving Staff Health, Safety and Wellness.”

The article was selected for the award from among the highest-ranked papers emerging from the peer review process and according to the selection criteria outlined in the referee guidelines.

In addition to her role as V-P Global Health, Baumann is Scientific Director of the NHSRU (McMaster site) and Centre Director of the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre at McMaster University. She was recently inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

About The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society

The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of issues at the intersection of human physiology, epidemiology, and its relation to medical public policy, health education, and the cultural associations of well-being.

The concept of “health and wellness” impacts all members of society, whether at a personal level in the positive senses of healthy behavior and increased preventative care, or problematically, through the cost and availability of remedial healthcare.

Contributions to the journal range from broad scientific, sociological, philosophical, and public policy explorations to detailed studies of particular physiological health issues and social dynamics.


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