American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Awards


April 4, 2022

Chicago—AAOHN (American Association of Occupational Health Nurses) Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 Scholarship and Academic Awards Recipients, chosen to continue their professional development in support of the mission of the AAOHN Foundation. Continued education scholarships provide the latest educational opportunities to improve the health and safety of workers around the globe.

Every year, the AAOHN Foundation awards numerous scholarships and academic studies awards to occupational health and environmental nurses who qualify for these funds. The funds are made possible by our generous sponsors, AAOHN chapters and AAOHN members who have contributed to make these awards available. A special thank you to our 2022 AAOHN Foundation Sponsors: Annette Haag and Associates, MediTrax, Medique Products, UPS Foundation, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company whose generous support funds the Foundation scholarships and grants.

The 2022 Scholarship Recipients are:

UPS Foundation Research Grant

Dawn Mopkins, MPH, MSN, RN, COHN-S

Erin Ruiz, MSN, A-GNP-C Fall 2021

Beverly M. Hittle, PhD, RN Fall 2021

UPS Foundation Academic Scholarship

Kristin D. Ashley, MSN, RN, CNE

Steven Armstrong MSN-Ed., RN-BC, CEN, CFRN

Martina L Robinson RN, BSN, COHN-S

Medique Products Research Grant

Ashley Edgerly, RN BSN

Dania M. Abu-Alhaija, PhD, RN

Liberty Mutual Academic Scholarship

Sungwon Park, PhD candidate, MSN, RN

Melveen JL Camba, RN, BSN, APHN

Annette Haag Scholarship

Phyllis E. Cicchetti, RN BSN COHN-S

MediTrax Scholarship

Maria Schuster MN RN CNL COHN-S

Isabella Phan, BSN RN

MediTrax Scholarship/AAOHN Leadership Institute

Romy A. Pinkovsky, RN, BSN, COHN-S/CM

Seneca Valley Maryland Chapter

Donna Zankowski MPH RN COHN FAAOHN

Chrissie Chirico RN BSN OHN

North Carolina Tar Heel Kay Campbell Scholarship

Marisol Rodriguez, MPH, BSN, RN, COHN-S

Megan Gilchrist, BSN, RN

Lori A. Jones RN COHN

Melissa San Pedro BSN, RN

“The 2022 Scholarship and Academic Awards Recipients characterize occupational health nurses who are committed to advancing the health, safety and well-being of workers and the businesses and communities they serve”, said Stephanie Weinsier, AAOHN Foundation Chair. They are impacting the field of occupational and environmental health either through research, leadership, education, improvement strategies, or injury prevention during an unprecedented time when businesses have never needed them more.” “AAOHN Members qualify for these scholarships and grants by meeting a strict set of criteria. They are selected by a Review Panel and are chosen based on demonstrated need for professional development, their potential for future contributions to the field of occupational and environmental health nursing through scholarship, leadership, education, and research, and their future goals. The AAOHN Foundation is proud to partner with our sponsors, particularly during Occupational Health Nurses Week, to enable these recipients to advance their personal and professional goals and celebrate their contributions in promoting and protecting the health of workers in the US and around the globe. To learn more about AAOHN Foundation, visit




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