American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation Announces 2021 Medique New Researcher Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2021
Contact: Catherine M. Pepler
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSES FOUNDATION
ANNOUNCES 2021 MEDIQUE NEW RESEARCHER GRANT

Chicago  The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) Foundation is proud to announce the 2021 Medique New Researcher Grant recipient is Sungwon Park, PhD candidate, MSN, RN, The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing. Research provides the foundation for the specialty of occupational health and environmental nursing and is one pillar of the Foundation’s mission. 

Ms. Parks’ research entitled, “Factors Influencing Adherence to Health Behaviors Recommended by a Metabolic Syndrome Management Program,” evaluates a metabolic syndrome management intervention strategy intended to improve worker health and will identify self-management strategies for workers. The study is based on a program where intervention runs in a wide variety of settings. It is expected the study findings will help contribute to workers' health promotion across workplace boundaries in both standard and non-standard settings in the urban community.

Every year, the AAOHN Foundation awards numerous scholarships, academic studies awards and research grants to occupational health and environmental nurses. The funds are made possible by generous donations from our sponsors, AAOHN chapters and AAOHN members. The Medique Research Grant is generously sponsored by Medique Products and is given annually in support of research to impact worker health around the world.

“The Medique Research Grant recipient represents an occupational health nurse striving with passion and dedication to improving the quality of care given by occupational health nurses to workers,” said Jeannie K. Tomlinson, AAOHN Foundation Chair. “Our recipients are leaders in workforce health and safety and the Foundation is proud to provide funding for their research as they contribute to the profession.” AAOHN members qualify for these funds by meeting a strict set of criteria. Members are selected by a Review Panel and are chosen based on research need, quality of the research and the potential impact to the profession as well as the quality of care given to improve the health and safety of workers.

About the AAOHN Foundation

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation (AAOHN Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, created by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Inc. (AAOHN) in 1997 to enable occupational and environmental health professionals to improve worker health and safety by preventing workplace illnesses and injuries. Their purposes are accomplished through grants and scholarships to support scholarship awards to support ongoing professional education; leadership development; and grants for research initiatives. Learn more: http://aaohn.org/page/foundation

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