May 4, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Vince Salyers, dean of the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, who is a recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Research Award, presented by the Delta Chi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honor society.
“It is such a blessing to receive the Excellence in Nursing Research award for scholarship that is near and dear to my heart," said Dr. Salyers. "Through my lifetime, I have passionately advocated to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations, implement policy, and develop sustainable educational and evidence-based solutions for underserved populations across the globe that might have otherwise gone unserved."
Dr. Salyers is an active scholar and has served on or led several research teams. His research and scholarship has focused on improving nursing and midwifery education programs in the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Ethiopia and Canada.
Most recently he collaborated on an international, multi-year research project with colleagues from the University of Alberta and MacEwan University in Canada. The project aimed to identify nursing faculty and students’ perspectives of how students in their nursing education programs learn to work with older people.
He and his research teams have obtained nearly $3 million in funding to support various research projects, scholarship and interprofessional education.
Through an academic career spanning nearly 30 years, Dr. Salyers has published 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals; 17 publications in non-peer reviewed forums; and has presented his scholarship at 55 regional, national and international conferences/events.
Dr. Salyers has served in various leadership capacities, including the National League for Nursing where he served as a peer reviewer for research scholarship applications for several years.
Sigma is an international community of nurses, dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, teaching, learning, and service through the cultivation of communities of practice, education and research.