Mentoring Editors Awardees – 2017

We are very proud to announce the Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Awardees for 2017! This is the fourth year of this initiative for INANE and the Mentoring Editors Awards Committee was extremely gratified by the response to our call for applications. . Funds to support these awards come from the Suzanne Smith Development Fund. Each awardee has received a complimentary registration to INANE 2017. In addition, to enhance their experience at the conference, we have paired each awardee with an editor-mentor. Thank you to the mentors for agreeing to serve in this role and congratulations to the award winners. If anyone would like to add a personal message of congratulations to the award winners, please do so in the comments!

mentoring editors awardees, inane 2017, (in alphabetical order)

Heather Carter-Templeton, PhD, RN-BC

Heather Carter-Templeton

Heather is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She received her PhD in nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and is board certified in nursing informatics. Since May 2016, Heather has been the Editor for ANI Connections for CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Heather is excited about the opportunity to meet other editors, learn from them, and network while at INANE 2017. Peggy Chinn, Editor of Advances in Nursing Science and long-time INANE member is excited to serve as Heather’s mentor at the conference.


Debra Hagler

Debra Clinical Professor & Coordinator, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. In this role, Debbie supports new faculty writers at the university through individual consultation and running faculty writing groups each semester. She has been active on the editorial boards for Nurse Educator, The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, and Nursing Forum. Since January 2017, Debbie has been the Associate Editor for The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Marilyn Oermann, Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator and JNCQ is delighted to have the opportunity to serve as Debbie’s mentor at INANE 2017.

Katherine E. Gregory, PhD, RN

Kate Gregory

Katherine (Kate) Gregory is Associate Director of Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA. She received her PhD in Nursing from Boston College in 2006. She is a new editor of the Journal of Neonatal and Perinatal Nursing. In her application, Kate wrote:

I am becoming the editor of JPNN as a hospital-based nurse scientist, which means that I am not situated in a university-based setting where additional supports for new editors are more readily available (i.e. other nurse editors and nurse scholars). While my current role is a strength to this very clinically focused journal, it also comes with some challenges.

Kathleen Rice Simpson, Editor-in-Chief of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing is also a hospital based scientist and editor and has enthusiastically agreed to serve as Kate’s mentor for INANE 2017. All of us on the Awards Committee think this will be a perfect fit!