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Gary Glauberman receives two national awards for public health nursing education and research

Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Education

photo of Gary GlaubermanDr. Gary Glauberman, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NHDP-BC, assistant professor and director of the Master’s degree in Advanced Population Health Nursing program, was selected for the 2021 “Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Education” award by the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE).

The ACHNE Award Committee selected Glauberman for his endeavors in contributing to advancing population health nursing education before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was specifically recognized for the creation of multiple learning experiences for students of all levels of nursing education, and for serving as a mentor for all students in the Master’s Advanced Population Health Nursing program. “I was surprised and honored to receive this national recognition,” Glauberman said. “My selection as an award recipient is a true reflection of the efforts of our school to improve population health in our state.”

Glauberman has been a member of the ACHNE since 2016 and serves on the organization’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Established in 1978, the ACHNE provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice.

Junior Investigator of the Year 2021

Glauberman was also selected as the “Junior Investigator of the Year 2021” by the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Nursing Section (APHA-PHN). The APHA-PHN Research Committee selected Glauberman for his research abstract entitled: “The lived experience of Hawaii families with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic: A phenomenological study.” The Junior Investigator Award honors an early-career PHN Section member’s work since completing a doctoral education.

Glauberman explained that there is a growing movement in nursing research and education that emphasizes taking a broader view on health, and believes his being selected as an awardee signals this trend. “It is of growing importance for nurses to understand how to address the social determinants of health impacting patients and communities. We can expand our perspectives in order to address health inequities present among different groups of people, and take on a population health approach to providing care.”

The UHM Master’s of Science Advanced Population Health Nursing (APHN) Program is a distance-based master’s degree for registered nurses who wish to practice in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland or in an international setting. Advanced population health nurses practice using outcome-driven strategies to manage health for groups of individuals. The program is currently accepting applications.