Therese S. Richmond named as the 2015 recipient of the Claire M. Fagin Award for Distinguished Research

Dr. Therese Richmond, a member of the Graduate Group in Criminology, has been selected as the recipient of Penn Nursing's Claire M. Fagin Award for Distinguished Research for 2015.

Announcement from the Penn Nursing School:

We are delighted to announce Dr. Therese S. Richmond as the 2015 recipient of the Claire M. Fagin Award for Distinguished Research. Dr. Richmond has established a unique and well-respected program of research on physical injury and violence, including studies of the long-term sequelae of violence and strategies for prevention. In partnership with the Perelman School of Medicine she established and directed the Firearm and Injury Center at Penn (FICAP). She has maintained a consistent portfolio of grant funding throughout her career. She is the PI on an R01 to study  “Psychological Effects of Injuries in Urban Black Men: A Disparate Health Issue” and is co-Investigator on many other grants from the NIH, CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The breadth of her funding and the collaborative nature of the projects speak to her commitment to interdisciplinary work, a hallmark of public health research. Her work has important health policy implications and Dr. Richmond has participated in the national dialogue. She has led her FICAP team to consider this issue beyond national boundaries to examine the global burden of firearm injury. Her funding as Co-Investigator on a NIH/Fogarty training grant on injury and trauma research for Guatemala extends this global focus.

Dr. Richmond’s many awards include the 2013  University of Pennsylvania Trustees Council of Penn’s Women Award for excellence in advising and her induction into the Sigma Theta Tau Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, also in 2013. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts in nursing, public health and interdisciplinary journals. Her work is frequently cited and has direct influence on public health policy.  She has consistently presented her work at national and international meetings and she is recognized as a national leader in the field of trauma. 

It is for these compelling reasons that  Dr. Richmond was our choice for this prestigious award, which has been approved by Dean Villarruel.