Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award

The Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award is an annual award that recognizes a UCSF School of Nursing faculty member or alum who has made an outstanding contribution to nursing science and research.

This award honors Helen Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor emerita and dean of the UCSF School of Nursing between 1958-1969. Through her research findings, Nahm shared her ideas and vision with a new generation of nurses. It is to exemplify this excellence of scholarship and dedication of purpose that the Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award was instituted.

The Award consists of a cash gift, commemorative plaque, and medal presented at the lecture on a date to be announced.

Call for Nominations 

Nominations are open through Jan. 10, 2022 for the 2022 Helen Nahm Research Lecture Award. The individual must be a UCSF School of Nursing faculty member or alumnus to be eligible.  

Only electronic submissions are permitted. Nominations should be forwarded to the School of Nursing Research Committee, [email protected], by Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 and include the following documents:

1) Two letters of support from peers documenting (not to exceed five pages per letter):

  • Evidence of outstanding contributions to nursing science and research as illustrated by funded research, citations and publications, research students supervised, and faculty mentored
  • Influence of the nominee on the chosen field over a sustained period of time, with particular reference to local, national, and international recognition

2) Curriculum vitae

All nominations and supporting materials will be held in confidence. To avoid potential conflict of interest, School of Nursing Research Committee members should abstain from endorsing candidates (i.e. signing letters of support, etc.).