Thirteen “40 under 40” honorees affiliated with UIC Nursing
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The UIC College of Nursing counts 13 alumni, faculty members and students among the Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 2020 list of “40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders.”
UIC Nursing-affiliated honorees this year:
- Hiba Abbas, current DNP student
- Anna Baboulas, DNP ’20, BSN ‘15
- Minseung Chu, DNP ’19, clinical assistant professor
- Veronica Galvalisi, MS ’15
- Christy Gomez, MS ’13
- Thao Griffith, PhD ’17, BSN ’12
- Thomas Houchins, current DNP student
- Sara McPherson, clinical assistant professor
- Emma Oanes, DNP ’20
- Isis Reyes, BSN ’09
- Susan Tracy, current DNP student, visiting clinical instructor
- Bernard Vonderhaar, DNP ’18, visiting clinical nurse practice educator/visiting clinical instructor
- Rebecca Vortman, DNP ’17, clinical assistant professor
In addition, Maura Conlin and Lindsey Menard, both nurses practicing at UI Health, are on the list of honorees.
Winners were chosen by a panel of their peers based on their achievement in the profession, their leadership, and their community- and association-involvement. A virtual celebration to honor the awardees will be held on Sept. 17.
Since the “40 Under 40” program’s inception in 2015, more than 28% of honorees have been alumni, faculty and/or students at the UIC College of Nursing.