Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award

 
 
Purpose
The Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, established in 1980, is presented to a CRNA who has made a significant contribution to the education of nurse anesthetists. The award recognizes the individual’s commitment to the profession of nurse anesthesia and to the advancement of educational standards that further the art and science of anesthesiology and result in high quality patient care.
 
The award was established to honor of Helen Lamb (1900-1979), founder and director of Barnes School of Anesthesia in St. Louis from 1929 to 1951. She chaired the AANA Education Committee from 1931 through 1939 and established the curriculum and minimum standards for schools of nurse anesthesia. She pioneered the endotracheal technique in lung surgery and performed the anesthetic for the world’s first successful pneumonectomy. Lamb served as president of the AANA from 1940 to 1942.
 
Award
The Helen Lamb Award is a crystal vase inscribed with the recipient’s name and the year of presentation. The recipient’s name is also added to a plaque bearing the names of previous recipients, which is displayed next to a Tiffany sterling silver sculpture designed by Elsa Peretti. These are displayed in the AANA Executive Office. The sculpture was presented to the AANA by Helen Lamb’s husband, Jack Frost, in honor of her achievements. The Award is presented during the AANA Annual Meeting.
 
Eligibility
The nominee must be or have been a CRNA who has been active in the clinical or didactic education of student nurse anesthetists. The nominee may be living or deceased.
 
  
Past Recipients
1980
Joyce W. Kelly, CRNA, MA
 
1981
John F. Garde, CRNA, MS
 
1982
Virginia A. Gaffey, CRNA, BS
 
1983
Goldie D. Brangman, CRNA, MEd
 
1984
Leah Evans Katz, CRNA, EdD
 
1985
Celestine Harrigan, CRNA, PhD
 
1986
Hershel W. Bradshaw, CRNA, MEd
(posthumously)
 
1987
Mary Alice Costello, CRNA
 
1988
Pauline C. Barbin, CRNA, MEd
 
1989
Betty L. Johnson, CRNA, MSN, USAF, NC
 
1990
Clarene A. Carmichael, CRNA, BS
 
1991
Sr. Mary Arthur Schramm, CRNA, PhD
 
1992
Michael J. Booth, CRNA, MA
 
1993
Betty J. Horton, CRNA, MSN, MA
 
1994
Shirley E. Bell, CRNA, MA
 
1995
Sr. M. Yvonne Jenn, CRNA, BS
 
1996
Helen P. Vos, CRNA, BSN
 
1997
Wynne R. Waugaman, CRNA, PhD
 
1998
Norman R. Wolford, CRNA, CNS, MA, MS, EdD
 
1999
Carmen E. Siejo, CRNA, BSN
 
2000
Agnes M. Hagan, CRNA, MS
 
2001
George P. Haag, CRNA, PhD
 
2002
Karen L. Zaglaniczny, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
 
2003
Denise Martin-Sheridan, CRNA, PhD
 
2004
Joseph Kanusky, CRNA, MS
 
2005
Sandra Kilde, CRNA, EdD
 
2006
Charles Reese, CRNA, PhD
 
2007
Cecil Drain, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
 
2008
Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, MS
 
2009
Michael J. Kremer, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
 
2010
Margaret Faut-Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
 
2011
Kathleen M. O'Donnell, CRNA, PhD
 
2012
Sandra Maree Ouellette, CRNA, MEd, FAAN
 
2013
Herbert T. Watson, CRNA, MEd