Paula Tanabe, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, FAEN, FAAN, associate dean for research development and data science and professor, will be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing’s International 2019 Nurse Research Hall of Fame this July.
“It’s an incredible honor to be inducted into the Sigma Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. There are many nurse researchers globally conducting important work and I am truly humbled,” says Tanabe. “I am happy to be able to shine a light on research that is being conducted to improve the lives of individuals living with sickle cell disease, a devastating disease experienced globally.”
Twenty-two nurse researchers will join Tanabe for induction at the annual Congress and will join the 176 previously inducted nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. Tanabe and her peers will represent the countries of Australia, Canada, Sweden and the United States.
Tanabe’s research includes studies of pain management practices in the emergency department with a strong emphasis on improving the care of individuals in the emergency department with sickle cell disease.
Through her research, Tanabe developed the Emergency Department Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (ED-SCANS), a quality improvement framework aimed at improving the care of adults with sickle cell disease in the emergency department setting. She also developed a pediatric version of the ED-SCANS.
STTI Honor Society of Nursing’s Annual Congress attracts more than 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians and leaders who share information and learn from hundreds of peer-reviewed, evidence-based research presentations. STTI Honor Society of Nursing is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. The organization has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries.