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Alum wins American Heart Association award

Wiphawadee Potisopha

UIC College of Nursing alumna Wiphawadee Potisopha, PhD ’21, has won an American Heart Association 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award.

The award is presented to the primary author of the highest ranked abstract submitted from each country to the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference 2022.

Potisopha, now of Khon Kaen Univeristy in Khon Kaen, Thailand, won for the abstract, “Seeking Support for Symptoms of Stroke Delays in Emergency Medical Service Activation for Thai Women and Men.”

The abstract depicts the findings from her dissertation research conducted at UIC Nursing under her advisor, associate professor Patricia Hershberger, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN.

Co-authors include Hershberger and other members of Potisopha’s dissertation committee, including UIC Nursing faculty: Karen Vuckovic, PhD ’13, APRN, ACNS-BC, FAHA; Holli DeVon (emerita), PhD ‘02, MS ’82, RN, FAHA, FAAN; and Chang Park, PhD. Nichapatr Phutthikhamin is also a co-author.

Potisopha and her co-authors will be acknowledged during the American Heart Association’s International Stroke Conference in New Orleans from Feb. 9 to 11.