Nursing Alumni Association Presents Awards
October 30, 2002--
The University of Virginia School of Nursing Alumni Association
presented its Distinguished Professor Award to Ann Baile Hamric
and its teaching award in Excellence in Teaching to Carolyn Eddins
during the Family Weekend celebration on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Distinguished Professor Award recognizes superior accomplishments
in teaching, research and service. Hamric, who has been at U.Va.
since 1999, is an internationally recognized scholar and leader
in the area of advanced nursing.
Hamric embodies the title of distinguished professor. … Her
contributions in the realm of scholarship, teaching and service
demonstrate a level of excellence that is in keeping with the reputation
of this fine University,” reads an excerpt from a letter of
as an outstanding teacher and colleague in the field of ethics,
Hamric’s role in U.Va.’s Institute for Practical Ethics
is “highly valued as an intelligent, passionate, and articulate
spokesperson for clinical ethics and for the integral role of nursing
in applying ethics to health care,” a colleague notes. Recently
she helped secure a $554,000 grant from the National Institute of
Health to develop a nation-wide program to educate nurses about
earned her nursing degree in 1970 from Vanderbilt University. Three
years later, she was awarded a master’s degree in nursing
from the University of California at San Francisco and in 1996 she
earned a Ph.D. in nursing ethics from the University of Maryland.
Excellence in Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding teaching
and clinical training for undergraduates, was presented to Eddins
for her outstanding teaching and clinical training for undergraduates.
The Award “is designed to acknowledge unique contributions
and this accurately describes Mrs. Eddins’ work,” writes
a colleague. She “has a unique passion for excellence in nursing
and she restlessly encourages, pushes and nags, her students to
stretch themselves and strive for excellence,” according to
is an assistant professor of nursing whose advanced education is
in curriculum and instruction in helping to assist new faculty with
basic instructional skills. Eddins, certified at U.Va. as a family
nurse practitioner since 1996, received her undergraduate degree
in biology from Columbia University in 1976 and a master’s
in nursing from Emory University in 1985.
Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629