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The March of Dimes New Jersey chapter honored Angela Allora, RN, MSN, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Division of Youth and Family Services, with its New Jersey Hero Award. Jane Hughes, RN, Virtua West Jersey Hospital, received the Not Your Average Joe/Josephine Award. Cathay Knipscher, RN, IBCLC, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey WIC Program, received the Apprentice Award. The Extreme Makeover Award went to Brenda Braun, RN, CEN, BSN, Virtual Health System, and Susan Yoskowitz, RN, BSN, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Mary Knapp, RN, MSN, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, received the Amazing Race Award.


Louise Damon, RN, received the University of Central Florida School of Nursing's 2005 Rising Star Award in recognition of her progress and achievement in nursing and the community.


Dr. Diane Kjervik, University of North Carolina nursing professor, and director of the Carolina Women's Center, received The American Association of Nurse Attorneys' Outstanding Advocate Award.


Dr. Terri Lipman, CRNP, PhD, FAAN, received the 2004-2005 Excellence in Nursing Research Award from the Society of Pediatric Nurses.


Kathleen Gilmartin, BSN, joined Nurse-finders, Inc. in the newly created position of COO Patient Care Services, in which she'll be responsible for all patient care operations nationwide and will assist with business development of local, regional, and national accounts.


Jomi Lee, RN, received the CAREFirst Award from Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Mass.

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Denise Mariconda, RN, a nurse at New Milford Hospital's Cancer Center, received the Angel Award of the Southwestern New England area of the American Cancer Society.


Cathy Sanders, RN, BSN, CIC, received the 2005 Doris E. Coppage Excellence in Infection Control Award from the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control.

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