The IRGNI New Investigator Award is given each year for the best paper submitted to the IRGNI Call for Abstracts by a new researcher. It recognizes the scientific work of emerging scholars in the field of health services research relevant to nursing practice, workforce and education.

2016
Ulrike Muench, Ph.D., RN
University of California, San Francisco

2015
Ann Annis, Ph.D. 
University of Michigan

2014
Zhiqiu Ye, Ph.D. (in progress) 
University of Rochester  

2013
Miriam Bender, Ph.D., M.S.N.
University of California, Irvine

2012 
Lusine Poghosyan, Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Columbia University

2011
Heather Tubbs Cooley, Ph.D.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

2010
Deborah Kendall-Gallagher, Ph.D., M.S., JD, RN
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

2009
Michelle Tellez, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., 
California State University, East Bay Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

2008
Milisa Manojlovich, Ph.D., R.N., C.C.R.N.
University of Michigan