Mentoring Editors Awardees – 2018

We are very proud to announce the Suzanne Smith Mentoring Editors Awardees for 2018! This is the fifth 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 2018. 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 2018 (in alphabetical order)

Eileen T. Lake, PhD, RN, FAAN

Eileen Lake

Eileen is Jessie M. Scott Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is also the very newly appointed Editor-in-Chief of Research in Nursing and Health. Eileen was completely honest in her application when she wrote:

I believe that I am a great candidate for this award because I have no experience in any journal editor role, yet I have just become Editor-in-Chief of a top tier research journal….I observe that a primary challenge will be increasing the pipeline of quality submissions internationally…Another challenge is finding experts willing to review manuscripts. I suppose that I am not alone in facing these challenges!

Susan Gennaro, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and one of our Boston hosts, is delighted to serve as Eileen’s mentor for this award.

M. Cynthia Logsdon, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAAN

M. Cynthia Logsdon

Cindi is Professor at the University of Louisville School of Nursing and Associate Chief of Nursing for Research, University of Louisville Hospital and Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, KY. She is also the new appointed Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Cindi has had a very productive career as a nursing scholar, peer reviewer, author, teacher and mentor, but admits that she is new to the editor role. She was nominated by Rita Pickler, former editor of JAN who wrote in the application:

Cindi is new to editing and has never attended an INANE conference. I believe she would greatly benefit from exposure to INANE and the opportunities to learn about current issues in editing and publishing and networking with other editors. Her goal is to excel in her new role while she continues to provide mentorship to beginning authors, particularly those in clinical settings.

Because we like to keep everything “all in the family” at INANE, Rita Pickler has graciously volunteered to serve as Cindi’s mentor for this award.


Kristen Mauk

Kristen is a Professor of Nursing and Director, RN-BSN and MSN programs in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Rehabilitation Nursing, a role she has held for just shy of one year. In her application, Kristen wrote:

While my professional background includes writing, research, and scholarship, editing is a whole different world of possibilities. My goals include increasing the number of international publications, maintaining quality, and finding ways to make the journal more appealing to our member readers. INANE is the only organization that I have found that offers assistance and encouragement in addressing these difficult issues.

Marilyn Oermann, Editor of Nurse Educator and The Journal of Nursing Care Quality is excited to have the opportunity to serve as Kristen’s mentor for this award.

Laurie Saletnik, DNP, RN, CNOR

Laurie Saletnik

Laurie is the senior director of Nursing, Perioperative Services, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in  Baltimore, MD. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the AORN Journal, having been appointed on August 2, 2017. Laurie noted that she was able to attend last year’s INANE meeting but was just “days” into her new role. She wrote:

I had no idea how much I did not know until I attended the sessions in Denver and was able to network with expert editors. I learn every day and use what I am learning to make strategic changes for the journal and its content. At times the responsibility of being editor is overwhelming and I need to do all I can to assure I am making the right decisions.

Laurie is tremendously excited to attend the conference for a second year and looks forward to working with her mentor, Jane Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Knowledge.

1 thought on “Mentoring Editors Awardees – 2018

  1. On behalf of the American Academy of Nursing, congratulations to all awardees and mentors. We are pleased to see that three of our fellows are recipients, and that more of our fellows are mentors in 2018.

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