Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, Ph.D., ARNP, C.D.E., an assistant professor of nursing, co-authored an article on guidelines for children with diabetes at elementary and secondary school settings. Published by the American Diabetes Association, the position statement on diabetes management in the elementary and secondary school setting includes the recommendation that school nurses, as well as other school staff, be properly trained to meet the needs of students with diabetes and that every student with diabetes have an individualized diabetes medical management plan.

Tonja Hartjes, D.N.P., ACNP, a clinical associate professor of nursing, has been named the coordinator of the College of Nursing’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Doctor of Nursing Practice track. Hartjes has taught in the program since 2010 and has worked with the College of Nursing since 2005. Prior to that she was a clinical nurse educator at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and served as an acute care nurse practitioner in surgical critical care for more than 20 years.

Anna McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N., dean of the college, was named a Virginia Henderson Fellow by the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing in support of nursing research. This special program is named in honor of Virginia A. Henderson, who is considered the foremost American nurse of the 20th century and recognized internationally for her lasting influence on nursing practice, education and research. As a Virginia Henderson fellow, McDaniel is recognized for her philanthropic leadership in advancing research for nurses who are improving world health.

Public Health and Health Professions

Cynthia Johnson, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of clinical and health psychology and a member of UF’s Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, has been awarded fellowship status in the American Psychological Association’s Division 33, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Tara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., chair of the department of environmental and global health, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board.

Successful students

Clinical psychology graduate students Julia Carmody, Sarah Westen and Casey Lawless won top awards from the Society of Pediatric Psychology of the American Psychological Association to support their dissertation research. Carmody and Lawless received the Marion and Donald Routh Student Research Grant Award and Westen received the Mary Jo Kupst Trainee Grant for Research Resilience. Pictured here from left are Julia Carmody, Sarah Westen and Casey Lawless. — Jill Pease