Presidential Award winner: Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., RN

Presidential Award winner: Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., RN
Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., RN

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Teaching Excellence Award

Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., RN, associate professor, School of Nursing

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Remarks by Dr. Henrich at the March 6 awards dinner:

“Dr. Bluhm is an associate professor in the School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse who also holds a graduate degree in neuroscience. As a native of the Philippines who was educated in different parts of the world, she has seen how trauma and stress transcend social boundaries and affect health worldwide. At the School of Nursing, she has engaged in translational clinical research on PTSD as well as education-based and community-service based diversity research. In 2013, she was named a 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Research Scholar to support her research in post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Bluhm is passionate about teaching and truly caring for her students. She considers her mentees as key members of a team, and has mentored students in the writing of grant proposals with a 100 percent success rate. In her own words, she says she strives her ‘utmost to teach each class with enthusiasm, passion and engagement to connect and impact the students.’ I congratulate you, Dr. Bluhm, for earning this Presidential Teaching Excellence Award.”

From the nominating letter by Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean, School of Nursing:

“Passionate about teaching and truly caring for her students, Dr. Bluhm invests time and personal interest in their success. She avails herself to various evidence-based theories and approaches to guide her teaching strategies to match individual student needs. Maria thrives on learning, participates in faculty development activities to improve her skills and keeps up with evidence-based teaching strategies and technological appointments. The evolution and quality improvements she has instituted in her courses makes them more relevant, interesting and engaging to her students. Maria considers her mentees as key members of the team and their contributions are duly acknowledged. She has mentored students in the writing of grant proposals for community service learning projects with a 100 percent success rate.”

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