The International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) has selected Juana Cantú-Cabrera, M.S.N.,R.N. and lecturer in The University of Texas-Pan American's Department of Nursing as its recipient of the 2008 Leininger Award for Cultural Care.
According to Charlotte Barry, Ph.D., R.N., chair of the award committee at IAHC, Cantú-Cabrera's abstract, focused on caring for children who have been victims of sexual assault, fits the criteria and reflects the purpose and spirit of the Leininger Award, named for Madeleine Leininger, founder of IAHC.
Cantú-Cabrera is scheduled to graduate this May from The University of Tennessee-Memphis with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). Her doctoral work at the University has focused on forensics in nursing.
The international Leininger Award, which provides $1,000 toward Cabrera's research, symbolizes a commitment to care and caring research to advance the body of knowledge and to use this research-based knowledge to improve transcultural care.
"We congratulate Janie (Cantú-Cabrera) on receiving this prestigious award. The accompanying money will aid Janie, a very valued faculty member in nursing, in continuing her line of research as part of her doctoral dissertation. We are all very proud of her dedication and commitment," Dr. Bruce Reed, dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services said.