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Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health Recognizes Top Authors & Articles of 2015 (May 31, 2016)

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May 31, 2016

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Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Recognizes Top Authors and Articles of 2015





Best research and review articles plus
Mary Ann Shah New Author Award presented at 
ACNM 61st Annual Meeting





Silver Spring, MD-The
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health,
the official journal of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), honored
the contributions of exceptional authors with 3 awards presented at the ACNM 61st
Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Albuquerque, NM. The 2016 Best Research
Article Award, Best Review Article Award, and Mary Ann Shah New Author Award
honor authors whose articles were published in 2015. The awards are sponsored
by the Journal's publisher, Wiley.





The 2016 Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health Award Winners include:





Best Research Article of the Year Award


Carmen Giurgescu, PhD, RN, WHNP, Christopher G. Engeland,
PhD, Thomas N. Templin, PhD



For the article entitled, "Symptoms of
Depression Predict Negative Birth Outcomes in African American Women: A Pilot
Study," published in Volume 60, Number 5 (September/October 2015) of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health.
This study found that symptoms of depression predict preterm birth and
low-birth-weight infants in African American women.


This award is given annually to honor an author for a contribution
to the Journal that enhances midwifery and women's health through the publication
of an outstanding research article.






Best Review Article of the Year Award


Robyn Schafer, CNM, MSN, RN, EdM, IBCLC, Catherine Watson
Genna, BS, IBCLC



For the article entitled, "Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to
Breastfeeding Initiation," published in Volume 60, Number 5 (September/October
2015) of the Journal of Midwifery &
Women's Health
. This article describes how breastfeeding initiation support
has evolved away from emphasis on position and attachment toward dyad-centered,
physiologic breastfeeding initiation. This
award is given annually to honor an author for a contribution to the Journal
that enhances midwifery and women's health through the publication of an outstanding
review article.






Mary Ann Shah New Author Award


Simon Adriane Ellis, CNM, MSN


For the article entitled, "Conception,
Pregnancy, and Birth Experiences of Male and Gender Variant Gestational
Parents: It's How We Could Have a Family" published in Volume 60, Number 1 (January/February
2015) of the Journal of Midwifery &
Women's Health
and co-authored by Danuta M. Wojnar, PhD, RN, MED, IBCLC,
and Maria Pettinato, RN, PhD. This study found that male-identified and gender
variant gestational parents report difficulties navigating identity that lead
to persistent loneliness and hardships when dealing with complex internal and
external processes.


This award recognizes a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or
certified midwife (CM) who publishes for the first time as the primary author
of an original research or review article. The award is given annually in honor
of the accomplishments of Mary Ann Shah, CNM, MS, FACNM, Editor Emeritus of the
JMWH, and recognizes her outstanding achievements as Editor-in-Chief for 25
years.






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For more information, please contact
Ashley West, ACNM media relations & social media specialist 240-485-1856
or via email at
[email protected].



The American College of Nurse-Midwives
(ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives
(CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes
excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots
dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the
lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and
reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes
continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and
creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to
increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.


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