Johns Hopkins Nursing Professor Phyllis Sharps Earns Diversity in Nursing Award

Johns Hopkins Nursing Professor Phyllis Sharps Earns Diversity in Nursing Award

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Professor and Associate Dean for Community Programs and Initiatives Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, was recently awarded the Diversity in Nursing Award from Modern Healthcare. It is one of the 2018 Excellence in Nursing awards in honor of Sharps’ commitment to advancing diversity in nursing.

Sharps tells Newswise.com, “I am humbled to be acknowledged for my contribution to such an important topic within nursing and the world. My career has offered me many opportunities to stand for diversity, and I will continue to advocate for the innovation, inclusivity, and excellence that comes from the power of diverse populations.”

Throughout her career, Sharps has focused on supporting diversity in her work as a researcher, educator, mentor, and clinician. She consults on integrating cultural competency into studies on African-American communities and has published research on workforce diversity, mentorship of African-American nursing students, and ethnic and cultural representation in research.

Sharps leads JHSON’s health improvement efforts in Baltimore and its surrounding communities, directing two nurse-led community health centers, providing care to homeless women exposed to violence, and working with students to promote public health interventions like HIV counseling. Sharps has also been honored for her work in the past with the Johns Hopkins University Diversity Recognition Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and Research from the Association of Black Nursing Faculty.

To learn more about Phyllis Sharps and her recent Diversity in Nursing Award, visit here.

2016 Nursing Research President’s Award Presented to Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

2016 Nursing Research President’s Award Presented to Phyllis Sharps of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The 2016 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) President’s Award was presented to Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Associate Dean for Community Programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON). This year’s President’s Award theme was “Nurse Scientists Leading the Advancement of Team Science.”

Sharps’ career has revolved around leading teams of scientists in medicine, public health, social work, and nursing. She has published over 80 articles in the areas of improving reproductive health, reducing violence amongst African-American women, and mitigating the physical and mental health consequences of violence against pregnant and parenting women. Sharps also led a research invention titled DOVE, Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program, which has been tested and proven to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant women. Other involvement in women’s health issues includes testifying before Congress, serving on Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees, and utilizing her role as a nurse to further policy agendas and team science in the nursing profession. [et_bloom_inline optin_id=optin_19]

In addition to the President’s Award, Dr. Sharps was recently awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and Research from the Association of Black Nursing Faculty. She received the FNINR award at their annual NightinGala in Washington, DC over the weekend. Patricia Davidson, Dean of JHSON, credits Dr. Sharps as a great example of nurse leadership across disciplines, universities, and the globe for her innovations in sustainable initiatives, research, and practice.