AANA Foundation

John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award 

John F. GardeThe Researcher of the Year Award is named in memory of John F. Garde, a previous Foundation Trustee, AANA Executive Director and charter member of the AANA Foundation. John was instrumental in the creation of the Foundation and realized the importance of supporting nurse anesthesia long into the future. He was a leader whose accomplishments are remarkable by anyone’s standards. The John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the practice of anesthesia through research.

2017 Award

The Researcher of the Year Award is named in memory of John F. Garde, a previous Foundation Trustee, AANA Executive Director, and charter member of the AANA Foundation. The John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award recognizes people who have made significant contributions to the practice of anesthesia through research. The AANA Foundation presents the prestigious 2017 John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award to the AANA Foundation Closed Claim Research Team. In 1995, a team of CRNAs convened to analyze insurance claims where CRNAs were involved in or contributed to an adverse anesthetic event. In 2013, four of the original team members revitalized the initiative with eight new research team members. The new team has enhanced the closed claims research by conducting rigorous qualitative analysis to enrich the research findings. Since its inception, the Closed Claim Research Team has produced over 100 presentations, 25 posters and 10 published articles addressing anesthesia adverse outcomes. The Closed Claim Research Team includes Rebecca Boust, MSNA, CRNA, APRN; Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA; Karen Crawforth, PhD, CRNA; Marjorie Everson, PhD, CRNA, FNAP; Mary Golinski, PhD, CRNA; Maria Hirsch, DNAP, CRNA; Anne Hranchook, DNP, CRNA; Michael Kremer, PhD, CRNA, FAAN; Sandra Larson, PhD, CRNA; Lisa Mahiger, MBA, CRNA; Robert Matthews, PhD, CRNA; Patrick McElhone, MSN, CRNA; Merri Moody, DNP, CRNA, APRN; Kelly Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA; Bryan Wilbanks, PhD, DNP, CRNA; Joe Williams, PhD, CRNA; Christine Zambricki, DNAP, CRNA, FAAN. Thanks to the leadership of Lorraine Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN, and Jihan Quraishi, MS, RN, AE-C, CCRC.

Researcher of the Year Closed Claim Research Team

Previous Researchers of the Year

  • 2000 - Denise Martin-Sheridan, EdD, CRNA
  • 2001 - Thomas E. Obst, PhD, CRNA
  • 2002 - Francis Gerbasi, PhD, CRNA
  • 2002 - Joseph Pellegrini, DNSc, CRNA
  • 2003 - Michele E. Gold, PhD, CRNA
  • 2004 - Karen Crawforth, PhD, CRNA
  • 2005 - Clarence Biddle, PhD, CRNA
  • 2006 - Normalynn Garrett, PhD, CRNA
  • 2007 - CAPT Charles Vacchiano, PhD, CRNA, PhD, USN (Ret), NC
  • 2008 - Michael Fallacaro, DSN, CRNA
  • 2009 - CDR John Maye, PhD, CRNA, USN, NC
  • 2010 - Charles A. Griffis, PhD, CRNA
  • 2011 - Maureen P. Reilly, PhD, MSN, MHS, CRNA
  • 2012 - Bruce Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
  • 2013 - Paul Austin, PhD, CRNA
  • 2014 - Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, LAc
  • 2015 - ​Bonnie Molloy, PhD, CRNA
  • 2016 - Tamra Dukatz, MSN, CRNA

Application materials for the John F. Garde Researcher of the Year Award. 

Make a gift to the John F. Garde Endowment Fund and select JF Garde Fund from the drop down.

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