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The Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) is pleased to share news and announcements about its programs and grantees, as well as organizational news.

AMWF20 HL Badge and ribbons 01AMWF Divas

Each year at the AANN Annual Meeting nurses can donate $50 to nominate themselves or a friend as an AMWF Diva. The nominated nurse is then presented with a boa to wear at the meeting to show everyone they are a neuroscience diva. All AMWF Divas are recognized in AANN's online community, the NeuroNetwork, with a badge on their profile. 

2020 AMWF Day of Giving

The Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) raised over $3,200 on June 30, 2020 our annual Day of Giving. Every dollar donated to AMWF directly funds grants to support education, research, and professional development. Together we can make a difference in advancing neuroscience nursing!

Congratulations to the MoKan Blues Chapter of AANN for winning the chapter challenge and donating the most money on the Day of Giving!

Thanks to everyone who donated. We really appreciate your support!

2020 AMWF Donation

7e5fb8b6 f2f6 4e0a a5dc ea8874306669Each year the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) donates to a local organization where the AANN Annual Meeting is being held. Although the 2020 AANN Annual Educational Meeting in Orlando was cancelled due to the coronavirus, AMWF still wanted to support a local foundation. AMWF made a donation to The Payton Wright Foundation which provides financial assistance to families who have children being treated for cancer of the brain and spinal cord. 

Press Releases

AANN and ABNN Announce the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation

Read about the collaboration between the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) to establish the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation.

The Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Read about the 2020-2021 AMWF Leadership. 

Check back soon for more updates and press releases about AMWF.

Grant Winners

2020 Stroke Conference Grant Recipients

Tennille Creekmore

Megan Elsass

Matthew Johnson

Debra Marley

Jennifer Munksgard

Luann Vachon 

2020 INNRS Grant Recipients

Andrea Ancer Leal

Anne-Kathrin Cassier-Woidasky

Cassandra Couey

James Montegrico

Magdalena Deaton

Rennan Ribeiro

Sheena Ramazanu

2020 Annual Meeting Travel Grant Recipients

Michaela Cortes

Kari Epperson

Lauren Mitchell

Anne Stokes

Jessie Wolf


Research Grant Recipients 

2020
Jennifer Hayakawa – "Use of Automated Pupillometry in the Detection of Pediatric Ventricular Shunt Malfunction"
Andrea Strayer – "Understanding Older Adults’ Patient Experiences with Medical Complications after Spine Surgery"
James Ryan – "Comparison of traditional VAN Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) screening tool and modified VAN to include isolated aphasia as a positive LVO screen (WAVE)"

2019
Kathrina Siaron – "Comparative Assessment of the Location for Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement (CATNIP)."
Meghan Hultman – "Stroke Survivor-Caregiver Dyads: Feasibility of a Brief Psychosocial Intervention for Depressive Symptoms and Quality-of-Life."

2018
Renee Colsch – "Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women: A Systematic Review of Assessment Tools and Registries."
Malissa Mulkey – "Methods of Identifying Neurological Delirium."

2017
Marianne Beare – "Exploration of Patient Experience With Alternative Therapies Used to Treat Neuropathic Pain: A Pilot Study."

2016
Molly McNett – "Optimizing How Nurses Record And Monitor Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (ON RAMP)."
Elizabeth Zink – "Perceptions of Early Mobility in the Neuroscience Critical Care Unit: POEM."

2015
Michael S. Rodgers – "When Is an ICP Transducer Providing a Value Reflecting True ICP (WAIT A TIC)?"