Professor inducted into international nurse researcher hall of fame

17 March 2016

Professor Linda McGillis Hall, Kathleen Russell Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Research External Relations, has been honored with induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Research Hall of Fame. McGillis Hall, known for her work in nursing health services and systems research, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 23 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, along with 18 of her peers from around the globe.

Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. The honorees’ research projects will be shared through STTI’s Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, enabling nurses everywhere to benefit from their discoveries and insights.

“It is a privilege to be named to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame,” says McGillis Hall. “STTI is a beacon for the nursing profession and nursing research globally. I am delighted to have my contributions to nursing research merit this significant recognition. This award highlights the value of nursing research, and demonstrates STTI’s ongoing commitment to recognizing and celebrating nurse researchers.”

“These cumulative research achievements of these 19 honorees has been nothing short of life changing,” said STTI President Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We celebrate their achievements in advancing world health, and I offer my personal congratulations. I look forward to learning and sharing more about their contributions.”

STTI’s annual international nursing research congress attracts nearly 1,000 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders, who learn from evidence-based research presentations. The theme for the 27th congress is Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy and Policy. To view details or register for the event, visit

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at