2019 Award nominations

ANAC is pleased to offer a diverse slate of awards. 

Service awards 

If you are interested in nominating yourself or a colleague, please click on the title to access application instructions. Nominees must be current ANAC members. They may be recommended by self, peers, colleagues, patients/clients or families/significant others. All nominators must submit a completed online application with the required supporting documents.  The recipient is selected by the awards committee.The deadline to apply for an award is July 16.

Joanne Ruiz Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice
This award recognizes an outstanding nurse clinician. The recipient is a nurse who is a source of pride to self, peers, patients/clients and colleagues. He or she brings knowledge, skill and caring to people with HIV infection and their families and/or significant others. In essence, the award recognizes the nurse you would most like to care for your loved ones. Nominees may be recommended by self, peers, colleagues, patients/clients, or families/significant others. Current national board members and staff are NOT eligible.  
 
Frank Lamendola Achievement Award for Nursing Leadership in HIV Care
This award recognizes an outstanding nurse who has distinguished himself or herself through a major leadership role in HIV research, education, professional services or scholarly activities. The recipient is a nurse who brings vision, administrative abilities and commitment to the nursing position. In essence, the award is given to the nurse who has had significant and far-reaching impact on nurses who give AIDS care as well as on people with HIV infection.  

Researcher/Impact Award
This award recognizes an outstanding current ANAC member who has made a significant contribution through research to advance science as it relates to the health and well-being of individuals living with or affected by HIV. Current national board members and staff are NOT eligible.  

HIV/AIDS Educator Award
This award recognizes an outstanding ANAC member who, through HIV/AIDS Education, has impacted the lives of those they have instructed whether it be patients/clients and/or families, health care providers, community groups or the general public. Current national board members and staff are NOT eligible.   

Excellence in HIV Prevention Award 
This award recognizes a nurse who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the prevention of the spread of HIV infection. Current national board members and staff are NOT eligible.

Chapter recognition award
This award requires that you download, complete and return application packets to ANAC's national office. It recognizes the outstanding efforts of one of ANAC’s chapters in meeting the mission of the organization. 

DEI Student Mentorship Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes a student nurse from a diverse racial or ethnic background who has a genuine interest in HIV/AIDS Care and is interested in attending the ANAC national conference, and to establish a mentor/mentee relationship with the recipient that will continue to develop after conference.

The following awards require no application and are chosen according to the stated criteria and by the individual or group.

Richard L. Sowell JANAC Awards

Nominations and selection of these awards are by the JANAC editorial board and are funded by the journal’s publisher.

Outstanding JANAC Article

This award recognizes an outstanding article published in the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care during the period from July 1 - June 30 of the year preceding ANAC's annual conference.  The award acknowledges a significant contribution to the literature, the science of caring and nursing interventions in the HIV epidemic.  

Editor's Award for Outstanding JANAC Reviewer 

This award recognizes the support of an outstanding reviewer for the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care during the period from July 1 - June 30 of the year preceding ANAC's annual conference.  This award acknowledges the significant contribution of a reviewer on the quality of manuscripts published in JANAC.   

Student Poster Research Award 

This award recognizes an outstanding poster presented by an undergraduate or graduate student member at the annual conference. Students must submit an abstract for this session, according to criteria and deadlines noted in the Annual Conference Call for Abstracts. The research specialty committee reviews and selects abstracts for presentation at the student poster session. Presenters are notified by letter of abstract acceptance and must register for the conference and present the poster at the student poster session. The research specialty committee reviews and selects the recipient during the conference.

ANAC President’s Award

This award is given to the association member who, in the opinion of the president, has provided exemplary leadership and service in fulfillment of the association’s mission and strategic plan.  The award is given at the discretion of the president and every association member is eligible.

ANAC Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is given to a current member of ANAC for outstanding lifetime accomplishments that have enhanced the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. The award is recommended by the ANAC president to the board of directors for approval and is given at the board’s discretion.

ANAC Public Service Award

This award is given to an individual who (or organization that) has made a significant contribution to public policy or community service. The awardee is selected by the ANAC board of directors. The award is given at the board’s discretion.

Helen Miramontes Advocacy Award

This award is presented by ANAC & Until There's A Cure Foundation to an ANAC member whose work focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable persons or communities; influences policy at a local, state, national or international level and whose drive, motivations and passion affects change.

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