October 25, 2010
Two from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine have received professional honors.
Theresa Boley, assistant professor of surgery, has received the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Illinois State Award for Excellence. The oldest and largest national professional organization for nurse practitioners, AANP recognizes at its annual national conference a nurse practitioner from each state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, education or community affairs.
Boley has been a nurse practitioner since 1990 and joined SIU’s faculty in 1993. She earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1990, 1986). She has been involved in cardiac, lung cancer and emphysema research and currently is involved with clinical practice, research and teaching for patients with emphysema.
Kathleen C. M. Campbell, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery and director of the division’s audiology research, has received the Mensa Foundation Trustees Award for 2010. The award was given for her work in chairing the Awards for Excellence in Research Program since 2004. Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on a standardized intelligence test. Its foundation recognizes, encourages, supports and communicates excellence in intelligence.
Campbell joined the SIU faculty in 1989, starting the School’s audiology program before turning to full-time research. She earned her doctoral degree at the University of Iowa (1989), her master’s at the University of South Dakota (1977) and her bachelor’s at South Dakota State University (1973).