The University of Washington School of Nursing has awarded Professor of Physiological Nursing Margaret (Meg) Wallhagen, RN, PhD, FAAN, with this year's Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes an individual whose research, professional achievements and cumulative contributions have brought personal distinction, enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public and brought honor and prestige to his or her field.
Nominators were impressed by Wallhagen’s dedication to the field of gerontology, caregiver health, chronic illness management, healthy aging and hearing loss. Those suggesting her for the award affirmed "her work, efforts and research exemplify this award for her research in gerontology and helping meet the needs of the growing population of older adults." Wallhagen will be honored at the University of Washington School of Nursing "Nurses Recognition Dinner" on May 10.