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Congratulations to SGNA's 2012 Award Winners

Gabriele Schindler Award
Barbara A. Zuccala, MSN RN CGRN
Sponsored by FujiFilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc.

Distinguished Service Award
Theresa C. Vos, MS BSN RN CGRN

Board of Directors’ Award
Doris Barnie, MSN RN CGRN

Regional Society Member of the Year
Cindy A. Taylor, MSA BSN RN CGRN

Outstanding Regional Society Award
New England, Region 28
Sponsored by ERBE USA

ABCGN GI Professional of the Year
Nancy S. Schlossberg, BA BSN RN CGRN
Sponsored by COOK Medical

2012 Novice Writer’s Award
Richard D. Bittler, BSN RN
Sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – WKH

2012 Excellence in Clinical Practice Writers Award
May McCreaddie
Sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – WKH

2012 Outstanding Research Article
The Relationship Between Quality of Life and Coping Strategies of Adults with Celiac Disease to a Gluten-Free Diet
Melissa M. Smith and Linda Goodfellow
Sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – WKH

Education Poster Winners

First Place
Promoting Leadership Through Innovative Training
Kim Rademacher, BSN RN CGRN, Beth Hodge, RN CGRN and Sandy Vincent, RN BSN

Second Place
Instituting an Infection Prevention Committee in Our Hospital-based Endoscopy Unit  
Kandace Mohar, BSN RN CGRN

Third Place
Web site Communications: Bridging the Gap Nurse-to-Nurse and Nurse-to-Patient
Robin Houston, BSN RN, Angela Burnett, RN BSN CGRN and Darlene Gassoway, RN BSN CGRN

Research Poster Winners

First Place
Evaluation of a Six Minute Colonoscopic Withdrawal Time: A Quality Indicator of Colonoscopy
Roberta Miller, RN BSN CGRN, Pedro Aguilar, MD and Amy Creighton, MS

Second Place
The Comparison of Room Air (RA) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Abdominal Distention and Recovery Time in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy          
Yen-Ju Chen, RN CGRN MSN

Third Place
Old Instructions, New Delivery: Does Group Patient Education Make a Difference in Bowel Prep Quality?
Jordan Hopchik, MSN CRNP CGRN, Melissa Crandall, MSN CRNP and Pamela Jackson-Malick, PhD