Janice Mackay, recipient of the award of excellence research.
Article Type: Conference notes
Subject: Health care industry (Officials and employees)
Medical publishing (Achievements and awards)
Author: Mackay, Janice
Pub Date: 01/01/2012
Publication: Name: CANNT Journal Publisher: Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists ISSN: 1498-5136
Issue: Date: Jan-March, 2012 Source Volume: 22 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles Computer Subject: Health care industry
Product: SIC Code: 8000 HEALTH SERVICES
Persons: Named Person: Mackay, Janice
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada
Accession Number: 283970453
Full Text: As this year's recipient of the Excellence in Research Award I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the nomination. I have been very fortunate to have spent the majority of my nursing career practising in the area of nephrology within the Southern Alberta Renal Program in Calgary, Alberta. I received my CNA certification in nephrology in 2006, and take satisfaction in being one of 1,168 nurses in Canada with this designation. Over the past nine years I have held the position of Clinical Research Coordinator in nephrology. Being involved as a nephrology nurse assisting in the coordinatio of nephrology-based research leading to evidence-based practice to improve the lives of the patients in our care has been both an exciting and an ongoing learning experience. In 2009, I obtained my designation as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) and I am also currently enrolled in university and continuing to work towards my undergraduate degree.

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In helping to support patients and families affected by kidney disease, I am proud to say that I have participated in the 2010 and 2011 Kidney March, organized by the Southern Alberta Branch of the Kidney Foundation. I cannot begin to describe the personal satisfaction I have experienced being a part of the Kidney March family and I am proud to say that our team raised the most funds to support research, as well as families and patients living with kidney disease.

I have been a member of CANNT for many years and have always been impressed with their mission to provide leadership and promote the best nephrology care and practice through education, research and communication. I was honoured to be a co-chair of last year's annual CANNT conference in Calgary, Alberta. This experience gave me insight into our CANNT organization and the commitment of our board members and, with much gratitude, I thank them for this award.

By Janice Mackay, RN, CNeph(C), CCRP, Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Calgary, Division of Nephrology Research Group, Calgary, AB
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