Nursing’s Ronald Hickman recognized for contributions to industry through research

Ronald HickmanRonald L. Hickman, associate professor of nursing, received the 2016 Harriet H. Werley New Investigator Award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society.

The award honors the contributions of a new investigator whose nursing research has the potential to enhance the science and practice of nursing.

Hickman’s key research areas include how to help families prepare for end-of-life decisions. In November, he received a National Institutes of Health grant with Marc Buchner, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, to create an avatar-based technology to assist families with those decisions.